Saturday, July 16, 2011

Private Investigator News: Iowa court records in dismissals, acquittals will remain online

"Online court records must be maintained for defendants who have been acquitted of a crime or had charges against them dismissed, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.

The court said district courts in Linn and Polk counties acted illegally when they ordered cases be removed from online court records when charges were dismissed or defendants were found not guilty. By contrast, convicted defendants who receive deferred judgments and successfully complete probation may have their cases removed from the public record."

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