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The many consequences of an OWI conviction in Iowa

Getting convicted for a drunk driving offense in Iowa can lead to a lot of complications for a person. Losing your driver's license is more than a minor inconvenience for most Iowa residents. In addition, a conviction can lead to jail time and large fines. If you have been arrested on an OWI charge, an Iowa OWI defense attorney can help.

Iowa rules regarding voting rights for felons face challenges

Residents in Iowa may have heard about the recent legal challenges to the state's rules that currently prohibit convicted felons from voting. There are a lot of potentially problematic consequences that come with a felony conviction in Iowa, but losing the right to vote, potentially for a person's entire lifetime, is one that has raised a few eyebrows and now, a challenge to the Constitutionality of such a prohibition.

Attorneys who know the tricks that cops use in OWI

OWI and OUI are among the most common reasons why otherwise law-abiding people get arrested in Iowa. It's so easy to have a couple of drinks earlier in the night, and then forget about it by the time you get behind the wheel later in the evening. While the effects may have worn off, the blood-alcohol content can tell a different story to the police, which is why people are arrested for OWI even if they feel absolutely normal.

Domestic assault laws may require more than mere threat

Domestic abuse and violence is a serious problem in Iowa as it is in many states across the country. Because it is such a complicated issue involving intimate relationships and sometimes unclear boundaries, police have a difficult decision to make when responding to incidents of domestic abuse. Law enforcement has a duty to protect people from violence, but in these domestic situations it can be difficult to determine fault or get a clear idea of what transpired. For this reason, people accused of domestic assault need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney to defend themselves against accusations.

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Attorney Thomas Farnsworth's client was arrested for multiple charges after being pulled over for an OWI 3rd offense. Mr. Farnsworth ....

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Should I take a breath test?
The most common question asked of criminal defense lawyers who work on Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) or Driving While...

Can I get a work permit or temporary restricted license in Iowa after losing my driving privileges for an OWI?
For a first offense, yes. The revocation is this instance is 180 days for an OWI test failure and one year for an OWI test refusal...

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