§ 802.1 Murder
§ 802.2 Sexual abuse — first, second, or third degree.
§ 802.2A Incest — sexual exploitation by a counselor, therapist, school employee, or adult providing training or instruction.
§ 802.2B Other sexual offenses
§ 802.2C Kidnapping
§ 802.2D Human trafficking
§ 802.3 Felony — aggravated or serious misdemeanor.
§ 802.4 Simple misdemeanor — ordinance.
§ 802.5 Extension for fraud, fiduciary breach
§ 802.6 Periods excluded from limitation
§ 802.7 Continuing crimes
§ 802.8 Time of finding indictment and information
§ 802.9 Indictment or information where a defect is found
§ 802.10 DNA profile of accused

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 802 - Limitation of Criminal Actions

  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Child: includes child by adoption. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1