Habitual Offender Lawyer in Des Moines
There are two types of "habitual offender" statutes in Iowa. If your charge involves driving on a barred license, don't panic. A habitual offender lawyer is a good idea, but you're facing an aggravated misdemeanor, not a felony.
For anyone charged with a Habitual Offender felony offense, you are facing something very serious. These rules are sometimes called "three strikes rules" or "three strikes laws" and can put you in prison for years without the possibility of parole.
Des Moines Habitual Offender Lawyer
At Clark & Sears Law, we defend the rights and liberties of good people who are accused of bad things. A good Des Moines habitual offender attorney might be able to save you from paying thousands in fines and spending years in prison, away from your family.
Get out of trouble and get back to life. Call Katherine Sears at Clark & Sears Law, now at (515) 200-2787 to set up a free consultation. A receptionist is available 24/7 to take your call.
The criminal defense lawyers at Clark & Sears Law, are based in Des Moines and Ankeny and represent good people who are accused of bad things throughout Polk County and the rest of Iowa.
Habitual Offender Types
Habitual Offender: Driving While Barred
Driving while barred is an aggravated misdemeanor under Iowa Code 321.561.
If you're charged with driving while barred, find out what you need to do to get a temporary restricted license (or to get your full license reinstated.)
Habitual Offender: Minimum of 3 years in Prison
If you are convicted of a class "C" felony or a class "D" felony and you have two or more prior felony convictions, you may be charged as a "habitual offender."
A habitual offender conviction will keep you from being eligible for parole until you've spent at least three years in prison. Additionally, someone convicted as a habitual offender will be sentenced to 15 years in prison instead of the ordinary 5 years for Class D felonies or 10 years for Class C felonies.
Call (515) 200-2787 today for a free initial consultation.