Overview Description

Records relating to a case that was dismissed after the petitioner's successful completion of a term of probation are expunged. Iowa Code §§ 907.3(1), 907.4, 907.9(4)(b).

Ineligible Category or Citation

Offenses ineligible for deferred judgment are included in Iowa Code section 907.3(1)(a).

Procedure General

The procedure is automatic. Upon the successful completion of the term of probation, the person is discharged without an entry of judgment and the court record of the case is expunged. Iowa Code §§ 907.3(1), 907.4, 907.9(4)(b).

Fees

There is no statutory language regarding a fee for expungement. All legal financial obligations must have been paid. Iowa Code § 907.9(4)(b).

Effect

Court record of the case is confidential and exempt from public access. Iowa Code § 907.4, 907.9(4)(b).

Waiting Periods

The record is expunged upon the dismissal of the charge.

 

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