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A probation violation in Iowa can mean going back to jail

In Iowa a person who has been convicted of a crime is often placed on probation. This means the judge has deferred all or a portion of the person's prison sentence and allowed the person to live in the community. Someone placed on probation will be required to meet regularly with a probation officer. The judge will typically put other conditions on probation, such as attending drug or alcohol abuse classes and prohibition from carrying any form of weapon.

Iowa Supreme Court -- no life without parole for juveniles

Teenagers are capable of doing great things. Unfortunately, they are also capable of making serious mistakes, because they lack the maturity, judgment and life experience that comes with being an adult. The Iowa Supreme Court recognized this when it recently ruled that a sentence of life without parole for a juvenile offender violates the Iowa Constitution by imposing cruel and unusual punishment.

Smartphone app provides OWI defense

New technologies have been criticized for causing distracted driving. However, a new smartphone application played a role in reversing an Iowa drunk driving conviction recently because a suspect was not permitted to receive an in-person consultation.

Who must register as a sex offender in Iowa?

In Iowa, being convicted of a sex crime will bring severe consequences. One of the harshest is the requirement of registering as a sex offender. The offender will be listed on the state's sex offender registry, and the information will be available to the public. There are employment restrictions for those on the sex offender registry, and residential restrictions for those convicted of crimes involving children.

Man faces sexual abuse charges in Iowa City

Being accused of a sex offense can wreak havoc on a person's life. Most sex crimes are felonies and can result in a potential prison sentence. In addition, a person convicted of a sex crime in Iowa can be required to register as a sex offender, which can make it all but impossible to get a job or even a place to live. Accusations of sex offenses can have profound long-term consequences; they can destroy a person's reputation and cause him or her to lose his or her job and their family.

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