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When can a vehicle be impounded or forfeited for OWI in Iowa?

The penalties for an Operating While Intoxicated conviction in Iowa are high. Even on a first offense, a conviction will result in a significant fine, driver's license revocation, and a possible jail sentence. The penalties increase with subsequent offenses and high blood alcohol content cases. If the defendant caused an accident resulting in serious injury or death, the penalties will include a significant prison sentence.

Iowa appeals court overturns murder conviction

The right to an attorney in a criminal case is one of the most fundamental rights in the U.S. Constitution. Most people know that a person facing criminal charges has the right to have an attorney present during a police interrogation. But does a defendant have the right to a lawyer if, while he or she is in jail awaiting trial, police have another prisoner ask the defendant about the alleged crime?

Marijuana possession carries harsh penalties in Iowa

In recent years a number of states have substantially decriminalized marijuana and a few have even legalized it for recreational use. But in Iowa, being charged with possession of even a small amount of marijuana can lead to serious penalties.

Defending Iowans accused of white collar crimes

Being charged with a crime can severely damage an individual's reputation. This is particularly true of so-called white collar crimes, in which the accused is often a respected and law-abiding member of the community. In addition to the damage to reputation, of course, there is also the threat of stiff fines and even a possible prison sentence. Iowa residents facing white collar crime charges may need an aggressive defense.

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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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