902.3  Indeterminate sentence.

When a judgment of conviction of a felony other than a class "A" felony is entered against a person, the court, in imposing a sentence of confinement, shall commit the person into the custody of the director of the Iowa department of corrections for an indeterminate term, the maximum length of which shall not exceed the limits as fixed by section 707.3 or section 902.9 nor shall the term be less than the minimum term imposed by law, if a minimum sentence is provided. However, the court may sentence a person convicted of a class "D" felony for a violation of section 321J.2 to imprisonment for up to one year in a county jail under section 902.9, subsection 4, and the person shall not be under the custody of the director of the Iowa department of corrections.

Section History: Early form

  [S13, § 5718-a13; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 13960; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 789.13; C79, 81, § 902.3; 82 Acts, ch 1239, § 3]

Section History: Recent form

  83 Acts, ch 96, § 128, 159; 86 Acts, ch 1220, § 43

Internal References

  Referred to in § 904.108

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