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Thank you for using Just Answer. I look forward to assisting you.Every state has different laws when it comes to the expungement or sealing of records, which as you may know, has to be done in the state where you were convicted. Iowa's laws, unfortunately, are quite unforgiving in this area.Iowa allows an expungement only for certain alcohol related offenses (such as public drunkenness) two years following the conviction, where a person's record is otherwise clear. The only other option for expunging your criminal record in Iowa is to obtain what is called “deferred judgment” at the time of your conviction. For most misdemeanor crimes and some felonies, the court can defer judgment and place a defendant on probation rather than imposing a sentence. If the defendant successfully completes probation, the defendant is discharged and no conviction is entered. The defendant may then petition to have the related record expunged -- that is, made inaccessible to the general public. (Iowa Code §§ 907.3 and 907.9.). It's unclear from your facts whether you received a deferred judgment or not. If you're not sure. you can contact the Clerk of Court in the county where you were charged and inquire.The only other option then, would be to seek a pardon from the governor of Iowa. While this would not seal or expunge your record, it would allow you to tell employers and others that you received the pardon and a full restoration of your rights. I have attached a copy of the application to the link.Should you need further information, please REPLY and I'll be happy to assist. Otherwise, a positive rating or accept for my time would be greatly appreciated as this is the only way experts on the site are compensated for their time, even though you may have placed a deposit. Thank you.