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Is there a test to detect marijuana in a driver's blood?

Iowa's operating while intoxicated law prohibits driving under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs, including marijuana. In drunk driving cases, police use breath, blood or urine tests to determine a person's blood alcohol concentration. But is there a test to detect the presence of marijuana in a person's blood?

Drug trafficking charges call for an aggressive defense strategy

Most people in Iowa know that there is a world of difference between being charged with simple possession of illegal drugs and being charged with drug trafficking. A drug possession charge can often result in a negotiated plea agreement with the defendant receiving probation or being steered into a drug diversion program. A trafficking charge, on the other hand, can result in years in prison if the defendant is convicted.

University of Iowa student accused of dorm room burglary

For college students, an arrest on felony charges can have life-changing consequences. In addition to any sentence imposed by the court, a conviction can result in suspension or even expulsion from school. A conviction on drug charges can result in ineligibility for federal financial aid.

When is evidence of prior crimes admissible in Iowa courts?

It is fairly common for a person facing criminal charges in Iowa to have prior criminal convictions. If the defendant is ultimately convicted of the charges they are currently facing, those prior convictions can result in an increased sentence. But can those prior crimes be introduced at the trial, as evidence of defendant's guilt in the case presently before the court?

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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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