Iowa Code Title XVI. Criminal Law and Procedure [Chs. 687-916] § 724.4C. Possession or carrying of dangerous weapons while under the influence

1. Except as provided in subsection 2, a person commits a serious misdemeanor if the person is intoxicated as provided under the conditions set out in section 321J.2, subsection 1 , paragraph “a”, “b”, or “c”, and the person does any of the following:

a. Carries a dangerous weapon on or about the person.

b. Carries a dangerous weapon within the person's immediate access or reach while in a vehicle.

2. This section shall not apply to any of the following:

a. A person who carries or possesses a dangerous weapon while in the person's own dwelling, place of business, or on land owned or lawfully possessed by the person.

b. The transitory possession or use of a dangerous weapon during an act of justified self-defense or justified defense of another, provided that the possession lasts no longer than is immediately necessary to resolve the emergency.


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