§ 902.1 Class “A” felony
§ 902.2 Commutation procedure for class “A” felons
§ 902.3 Indeterminate sentence
§ 902.4 Reconsideration of felon’s sentence.
§ 902.5 Place of confinement
§ 902.6 Release
§ 902.7 Minimum sentence — use of a dangerous weapon.
§ 902.8 Minimum sentence — habitual offender.
§ 902.8A Minimum sentence for conspiring to manufacture, or delivery of, amphetamine or methamphetamine to a minor
§ 902.9 Maximum sentence for felons
§ 902.10 Application for involuntary hospitalization
§ 902.11 Minimum sentence — eligibility of prior forcible felon for parole or work release.
§ 902.12 Minimum sentence for certain felonies — eligibility for parole or work release.
§ 902.13 Minimum sentence for certain domestic abuse assault offenses
§ 902.14 Enhanced penalty — sexual abuse or lascivious acts with a child.

Terms Used In Iowa Code > Chapter 902 - Felonies

  • 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
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • 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
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • 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
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • 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
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • United States: includes all the states. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Victim Impact Statement: A written or spoken statement by the victim or his or her representative about the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a crime on the victim. The statement is given to the court before sentencing.
  • year: means twelve consecutive months. See Iowa Code 4.1