Amount: 1 ounce to 1 pound • Penalty: 7 days’ incarceration • Fines: 0 • Classification: misdemeanor 5.
Amount: More than 1 pound • Penalty: 5 years’ incarceration • Fines: ,000 • Classification: felony Cultivation and/or Intent to Distribute Marijuana Supplementary Charges include Possession, Sale, and Sale to a minor with regard to Drug Paraphernalia; Marijuana charges may be subject to increase to the proximity to a school zone – sale to a minor may also incur additional fines and incarceration 6.
Amount: 1 ounce or less (second offense) • Penalty: 5 days’ incarceration • Fines: 0 • Classification: misdemeanor 3.
Amount: 1 ounce or less (subsequent offense) • Penalty: 7 days’ incarceration • Fines: 0 • Classification: misdemeanor 4.
A person who engages in sexual activity (including consensual sexual activity) with a child under the age of 16 can be convicted of statutory rape (also called sexual abuse) in Iowa.
For more information on statutory rape, see Statutory Rape Laws and Penalties. A person commits the crime of sexual abuse by engaging in a sex act (intercourse, anal or oral sex, or genital touching) with a child under the age of 14. Under Iowa’s laws, a person also commits sexual abuse by engaging in a sex act with a child age 14 or 15 when: For example, a teacher who engages in sex with a 15-year-old child in his or her class could probably be convicted of sexual abuse. Named for Shakespeare’s teenage lovers, many states, including Iowa, have exceptions that protect young people from criminal charges for engaging in sexual conduct with people close to their own age.
Indecent contact is an aggravated misdemeanor, punishable by up to two years in jail and a fine of 5 to ,250.
(Iowa Code § § 709.3, 709.4, 709.12, 902.9, 903.1.) Under Iowa’s sex offender registration law, people who are convicted of indecent contact with and sexual abuse of children are required to register.
(Iowa Code § § 702.17, 709.3, 709.4.) A person commits the crime of indecent contact by fondling a child under the age of 14 when: (Iowa Code § § 702.5, 709.12.) Engaging in any sexual contact with another person of any age without the other person’s consent can also lead to charges for sexual abuse or assault.
As in other states, however, the age of consent is a complex concept in Nebraska.