The Iowa Supreme Court has temporarily suspended the law license of Daniel F. Wiechmann. This suspension was ordered on August 17, 2023, in response to an application filed by the Iowa Attorney Disciplinary Board. The application requested Wiechmann’s suspension due to his guilty plea for a crime that could lead to suspension or revocation of his license.

The case is titled ‘In the Matter of Daniel F.Weichmann’ with case no. 2023-080.

According to a Des Moines Register report, Attorney Weichmann pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree sexual abuse, two counts of assault with intent to commit sexual abuse, and one count of indecent contact with a child. On account of this, the Board requested the Court to suspend Attorney Weichmann’s license to practice law.

Accordingly, the Court granted the Board’s request and suspended Attorney Weichmann’s license to practice law. The suspension order states that Wiechmann’s license is suspended under Iowa Court Rule 34.15, which allows for temporary suspension when an attorney pleads guilty to or is convicted of a crime. The suspension took effect immediately upon the filing of the order.

Wiechmann can apply to have the suspension order set aside by showing good cause and requesting a hearing. However, this would not prevent any pending disciplinary proceedings against him.

Daniel F. Weichmann served as Franklin County’s elected county attorney from 2009 to 2014.  For more info about Attorney Weichmann, click here.

A copy of the original filing can be found here.