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Iowa Courts Online is one way to stay up to date with a loved one's criminal prosecution in every one of 99 Iowa county courthouses, including Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo, Linn, Johnson, Black Hawk, Benton, Jones, Iowa, Tama, or other Iowa county courthouses. 

Using Iowa Courts Online to help find out about a defendant's prosecution.

By David Cmelik
Iowa Courts Online is the public court docket. As the Iowa Supreme Court has held, while historically the public docket was a large bound volume at the courthouse, it is nevertheless a public record now that entries have been computerized. See JUDICIAL BRANCH and STATE COURT ADMINISTRATOR v. IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR LINN COUNTY, No. 10–0163 Decided: July 15, 201 - See available here The Court in that case had to decide just how much of a docket would be available if someone’s case was dismissed following a successful motion to suppress evidence. What this means for loved ones is that they can search records to determine the progress of a criminal case by going here By clicking on “Start A Case Search Here!” a defendant or family member can begin the process to seek out a criminal prosecution in any county in the State of Iowa. Those searches are distinguished by “appellate” and “trial” court. By clicking on “trial court,” loved ones can search by name in the county of prosecution. If you or a loved one is facing a criminal prosecution, please contact David A. Cmelik Law PLC for a free ½ hour consultation at 319-389-1889 or www.daclawfirm.com. Remember that neither a blog nor sending unsolicited information over the Internet establishes an attorney-client relationship.