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Making sure criminal charges don't derail a college career

Iowa is home to a number of well-respected colleges and universities. Students from all over the country and around the world come here for the educational opportunities that are available. College is a time of self-discovery for most students; however, it is unfortunately a time where they also make mistakes.

Intent is a key element in drug manufacturing cases

Drug manufacturing and cultivation are serious offenses under both Iowa and federal law. These crimes are typically felonies and a conviction can mean a lengthy prison sentence as well as significant fines. A person who is involved in any step of the process can be charged with manufacturing or attempted manufacturing. This includes individuals who sell or possess equipment or precursor chemicals used for making illegal drugs.

Iowa City woman faces OWI, child endangerment charges

An arrest for driving while intoxicated can have serious consequences in Iowa, including driver's license suspension, fines and potential jail time. If there are kids in the car, the consequences can be much more severe. An Iowa City woman is currently facing child endangerment charges after she was arrested for OWI on Thanksgiving Day.

Can the HGN field sobriety test be challenged in Iowa?

When an Iowa police officer suspects a driver is intoxicated, the officer will ask the driver to perform field sobriety tests. These tests may include the one-leg stand, the walk-and-turn, and the horizontal gaze nystagmus or HGN test. In the HGN test, the officer has the driver follow a pen or small flashlight with their eyes. If the driver's eyes jerk involuntarily, it is considered evidence of intoxication.

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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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Can I get a work permit or temporary restricted license in Iowa after losing my driving privileges for an OWI?
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