A misdemeanor is a criminal offense in the State of Iowa that is punishable with less than two years of jail time. Misdemeanor offenses are less severe than felonies. Examples of misdemeanors include cases of first and second offense DUI without death or serious bodily injury, simple assault, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication, driving while license suspended, and theft of items worth less than $1,000. Many other offenses are also considered misdemeanors, but these are some of the common offenses.
Please contact defense attorney, Dennis E. McKelvie, to represent your rights if you are accused of a misdemeanor.