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Felony charges in Iowa require a serious defense strategy

In Iowa, felony charges carry serious consequences. Felony charges include robbery, felony theft, aggravated assault, rape, sexual assault, burglary, murder charges and felony drug charges, among many others. In a felony prosecution the accused usually faces the possibility of a prison sentence if convicted. For those with a prior criminal record, the stakes are even higher.

Iowa Legislature approves drug sentencing reform

Many people around the country, including some Iowa legislators, are coming around to the view that the "War on Drugs" that began in the 1980s was seriously misguided. It resulted in an exploding prison population, including many people convicted of nonviolent drug offenses. And it has been partially responsible for a disproportionate incarceration of minorities. In Iowa, African-Americans make up only 3.4 percent of the population, but comprise 25.5 percent of those in state prisons and 35.8 percent of federal prisoners within the state.

Defenses to embezzlement allegations in Iowa

Embezzlement generally means the theft of money by a person entrusted to handle it. Embezzlement cases often involve employees accused of stealing from their employers. In these cases, the employee is typically someone with access to company cash and bank accounts, such as a bookkeeper, accountant or cashier.

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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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Iowa City, IA 52240

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