Criminal Fines, Fees and Surcharge Updates as of June 25, 2020

Over the past 10+ years, legal fines have stayed fairly consistent when it came to criminal and juvenile justice systems. On June 25, 2020, Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law Senate File 457 (SF457) which alters criminal fines and fees, modifies some funds and revenue allocations, and includes sections related to restitution ordered in criminal cases. The …

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Expungeable Offenses in Iowa

If you have been convicted of public intoxication or PAULA (Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age) you can get these charges expunged from your record in the state of Iowa. Requirements for Expungement To get your public intoxication or PAULA charge expunged, you must go 2 years (from the date of your conviction) without any law …

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