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False Reports Charges in Iowa

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The crime of False Reports under Iowa law is defined by Iowa Code Section 712.7 as follows:


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A person who, knowing the information to be false, conveys or causes to be conveyed to any person any false information concerning the placement of any incendiary or explosive device or material or other destructive substance or device in any place where persons or property would be endangered commits a class “D” felony.

The crime of false reports in Iowa can result in a 5 year prison sentence upon conviction. A person accused of false reports may also face other charges relating to terrorism. Cases concerning a school or university will also have a serious impact upon a person’s educational future.

Obviously a false reports charge in Iowa is a serious matter. Anyone facing such a charge in Iowa is wise to seek an attorney at once.


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