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November 2017 Archives

Allegations of identity theft can become felony charges

Many Iowa City residents use their computers, smart phones and other web-connected devices to complete a number of important tasks. They may chat with friends through video streaming or texting, communicate with their doctors, keep up with the news and do work through online conferencing and emails.

A violent crime charge can be a life-altering legal dilemma

Violent crimes are generally those criminal allegations that involve force against others and that result in bodily injury to the alleged victims. Murder, rape and assault all may be considered violent crimes and when an Iowa City resident is charged with one of these or other serious criminal allegations the lives that they know may be immediately altered. Depending upon the severity of their alleged crime a person may be taken into custody and not permitted release prior to their trial.

What are the elements of a murder charge in Iowa?

When a person dies because of another's conduct, it is not common for those people to face criminal charges. Here, a person who is suspected of causing another person to lose their life may face manslaughter or murder charges. Each charge has different elemental requirements. This post will examine the most serious of these charges: first degree murder.

Take drunk driving charges seriously

There is no such thing as a minor drunk driving infraction. Every arrest made in Iowa based upon the suspicion that the driver was operating their vehicle with an intoxicating substance in their system can throw significant hurdles into the life of person who may be falsely or erroneously charged with drunk driving crimes. Just as a person facing felony charges may wish to take an aggressive stance in preparing their defense strategy for trial, so too should individuals who must face allegations of DUI, OWI and other drunk driving crimes.

Laws on sexual assault and abuse in Iowa

The story of Harvey Weinstein's alleged decades-long abuse of young Hollywood starlets has shaken the nation and opened a door for alleged victims of sexual assault and abuse to share their stories and seek support for the wrongs they perceive to have been committed against them. From commentaries on experiences of inappropriate comments and touching to allegations of rape, the alleged conduct that counts as sexual assault and abuse may seek far-reaching and confusing. In an effort to offer readers of this Iowa City criminal defense legal blog some information on this important criminal law topic this post will provide an overview of Iowa's laws on sexual abuse.

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