Jacobsen v. State

Jacobsen v. State – On September 19, 2012, Clemens won a Postconviction [PCR] Appeal on behalf of Gerry Jacobsen, who had been wrongfully convicted of Second Degree Sexual Abuse and who had served 7 ½ years in state prison. See Jacobsen v. State of Iowa, No. 2-537/11-1010; 822 N.W.2d 744 (2012); 2012 WL 4097223. Clemens did not handle the original criminal trials, but had been fighting for Gerry’s freedom for 7 years on appeal and in PCR Trial Court in Black Hawk County. Waterloo in the 1st Judicial District. Incidentally, on June 17, 2013, after six years of work, The State of Iowa and the Court agreed to throw out two charges for another inmate, who wishes to remain anonymous; reducing his time in prison by over 25 years.