I had my gun rights until 1996 when the law changed, now if when I was convicted of it the law said that I still had a right to own my guns, how is it that they can go in and change my record and change my ability to own a gun, is that not what they called double jeopardy, they are not allowed to do that correct, And since the law was changed in 1996 should I not have been given a chance to have my case herd again so that I could get a deferred judgement like everybody today is able to get?
It's not double jeopardy. Double jeopardy is the risk of prosecution twice. This is a change to a criminal penalty, which is different.
And no, when the law was changed in 1996, you did not have a right to be heard again. The facts underlying your plea/conviction did not change, just the penalties.
I'm not sure people are getting deferred judgments on domestics in Iowa. While I expect it happens from time to time, I do not imagine it is a widespread practice.
The comments listed here are of a general nature and are not offered to create a formal attorney-client relationship -- that is, I am not, and I cannot give you legal advice here. I am Iowa licensed and, to become your attorney, I need to understand the particular facts and circumstances of your legal question and most likely meet you face to face.
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