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1450 Boyson Road Suite C-2A Hiawatha, Iowa 52233     319-389-1889

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​​District associate court judges are authorized by law to handle all cases including, and more serious than, a simple misdemeanor but no more serious than a Class D felony. Some disagree that a district associate court judge can speak to a case as serious as a Class D felony following an indictment. It’s important to know that, locally, I am aware of no district associate court judge who will speak to a felony matter—even a Class D felony, the least serious of all felonies.


District associate court judges are authorized by law to handle all cases including, and more serious than, a simple misdemeanor but no

more serious than a Class D felony. Some disagree that a district associate court judge can speak to a case as serious as a Class D felony following an indictment. It’s important to know that, locally, I am aware of no district associate court judge who will speak to a felony matter—even a Class D felony, the least serious of all felonies.

Who is my criminal judge in Linn County, Iowa?

by David Cmelik