Linn County Justice Court: Criminal Cases

Crimes & Contempt

If you have been cited to appear or given a conditional release to appear on a criminal charge, YOU MUST APPEAR before the court.  If you fail to appear at the date and time specified on the summons, you will be charged with the crime of Failure to Appear on a Citation or Failure to Appear in the Second Degree.


Maximum Penalties

Class A Misdemeanor is punishable by one year jail and/or a fine of up to $6,250.
Class B Misdemeanor is punishable by six months jail and/or a fine of up to $2,500.
Class C Misdemeanor is punishable by 30 days jail and/or a fine of up to $1,250.
Contempt of Court is punishable by six months jail and/or a fine of up to $500.