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Many times, police respond to a location because concerned friends, family or neighbors report suspicions or request a welfare check on someone. When suspicious activity or illegal substances are found on the premises, a welfare check can turn into an arrest. Police say that was the case recently in Iowa City.
Part of the work of mounting a strong criminal defense is protecting against overcharging, which is all too common in the criminal justice system. Prosecutors pursue charges that don’t fit the crime, and in other cases, accused individuals are innocent of any wrongdoing.
A strong legal defense can protect the rights and freedom of those wrongly accused of prescription drug crimes. Prosecutors sometimes pursue criminal charges even when the evidence does not support the allegations. In any case, individuals accused of drug crimes should mount a strong criminal defense to minimize the negative repercussions of a charge.
When emotions run high, people tend to do uncharacteristic things, and sometimes heated arguments result in criminal charges. One recent early morning in Iowa, an argument inside of a parked car led to an accident and resulted in a number of criminal charges against a man and a woman.