Thank you for clarifying and sorry for the delay. I thought you were saying there were 5 separate convictions.
Iowa will not expunge an adult conviction. If this were a juvenile
offense you would be eligible for an expungement
. If you got a deferred disposition (case dismissed at the end of probation) you could get that off of your record too. If the exceptions don't apply, then there are two things you can do.
The first is to apply for a pardon from the governor. That doesn't wipe the crimes off of your record, but it forgives them and that is stamped on your history. You can read more about the pardon here.
It is free to apply and you don't need a lawyer to do it. They are not frequently granted, but you've been out of trouble a very long time and would be a better candidate than many applicants.
For the other you would need a lawyer and it may prove to be an expensive longshot. That would be to hire a lawyer to petition the court
to get the case back on the calendar and try to get it dismissed in the interest of justice
. The judge has the power under Equity to do something like that even when the law doesn't provide for it, if it is necessary to prevent an injustice from occurring. Courts are sparing in their use of the equity power and many don't like to use it at all, but it is something you could explore with a local criminal
lawyer who would be able to tell you how viable this would be with your particular judge. If you can get either one or both of these dismissed, then Iowa will expunge it.