Having a felony on your record dooms most people’s employment prospects. A forcible felony conviction may be even more damning — a forcible felonies will make you seem like a violent, scary person. Conviction could cost you your job, your friends, and your reputation.
Des Moines Forcible Felony Lawyers
At Clark and Sears Law, PLLC, we defend the rights and liberties of good people who are accused of bad things. An Iowa forcible felony attorney might be able to save you from paying thousands in fines and spending time locked up away from your family.
Get out of trouble and get back to life. Call Katherine Sears at Clark and Sears Law, PLLC, now at (515) 491 6128 to set up a free consultation. A receptionist is available 24/7 to take your call.
The criminal defense lawyers at Clark and Sears Law, PLLC, are based in Des Moines and Ankeny and represent defendants throughout Polk County and the rest of Iowa.
What is a forcible felony?
“A “forcible felony” is any felonious child endangerment, assault, murder, sexual abuse, kidnapping, robbery, human trafficking, arson in the first degree, or burglary in the first degree. ” – Iowa Code 702.11
These things are not forcible felonies:
- Willful injury in violation of section 708.4(2).
- Sexual abuse in the third degree committed between spouses.
- Sexual abuse in violation of section 709.4(1)(b)(3)(d).
- Sexual exploitation by a counselor, therapist, or school employee in violation of section 709.15.
- Child endangerment subject to penalty under section 726.6(6).
- Assault in violation of section 708.2(4).
- Domestic abuse assault in violation of section 708.2A(5).
- Removal of an officer’s communication or control device in violation of section 708.12(3)(f).
If you’re convicted of a forcible felony and the jury finds that you:
- Represented that you had a dangerous weapon
- Displayed a dangerous weapon in a threatening way
- Were armed with a dangerous weapon while you participated in the forcible felony
You will have to spend five years in prison before being eligible for parole.
No deferred or suspended judgments or sentences
Defense lawyers for forcible felonies in Des Moines, Polk County, Ankeny, Ames, Johnston, West Des Moines, Waukee, Saylorville, Bondurant, Altoona, Clive, Grimes, Pleasant Hill, Story County, Boone County, Marshall County, Dallas County, Jasper County, Madison County, Warren County, Marion County, Wapello County, Davis County, Ottumwa, Bloomfield, Iowa City, Council Bluffs, and the rest of Iowa.
This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be relied on as legal advice. Consult with a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction. Reading this site doesn’t create an attorney-client relationship. If you want to talk to us about your Iowa disorderly conduct charges, please contact us at (515) 491 6128 and we’ll set up a time to talk.