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Understanding what is considered a controlled substance

When it comes to drug crimes, the type of drug as well as the quality of the supposed drug could greatly impact the penalties a defendant could face. Thus, it is imperative that Iowa residents become fully aware of the charges against them and what criminal defense options they have.

What is possession with the intent to distribute?

Being caught with drugs in your possession is not a good predicament to find yourself in. However, such a troubling matter doesn't always mean that an individual will be convicted of a drug crime. It does, nonetheless, likely mean that the individual will be faced with drug charges. The severity of the charge is dependent on the type of drug authorities found the accused in possession of, and how much of the drug is in that person's possession. If the quantity is high enough, the accused could face allegations of the intent to distribute that drug.

Iowa man arrested on multiple drug charges after search of home

Whether you have a criminal history or not, being accused of a drug crime is a serious situation. Depending on the type of drug and the quantity the defendant was allegedly in possession of, this could result in harsh penalties with long-term consequences. In some cases, an individual could face multiple counts in a single arrest, making it a very serious and complex matter. This is what recently occurred to an Iowa man.

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.

How can an Iowa resident fight federal drug trafficking charges?

Federal and state drug trafficking charges carry very serious penalties if an individual is convicted. The severity of the punishment will depend on a number of factors, including the type and quantity of drugs seized. A conviction in federal court of drug trafficking can result in a lengthy prison sentence - up to and including life in prison. Iowa also has its own set of drug laws, and a conviction in state court can carry similar severe penalties.

Iowa City man faces felony drug charges after search of home

In Iowa, a conviction on drug trafficking charges can result in a stiff sentence. Judges and prosecutors will often show some leniency to those arrested for simple drug possession, but rarely for those charged with drug distribution. Fortunately, anyone accused of a drug offense has the right to fight the charges in court.

Fighting drug manufacturing charges in Iowa

Those charged with illegal drug manufacturing in Iowa face serious consequences, including potential prison time. Police and prosecutors make it a priority to shut down meth labs, marijuana grow houses and similar operations. Fortunately, defenses are available for individuals facing drug manufacturing or cultivation charges.

Two Iowa City men accused of drug crimes and facing drug charges

Drug charges can have a significant present and future impact on the lives of individuals accused of drug crimes which is why accused individuals are afforded a number of important protections through the legal process. Two Iowa City men were recently arrested on drug charges. The men are facing drug possession charges and drug stamp violations and are accused of selling drugs out of their apartment. One of the men allegedly tried to flush drugs down the toilet as police officers entered the apartment and has been charged with obstruction.

Cedar Rapids man facing auto theft, drug possession charges

Drug use is at the center of the accusations facing a Cedar Rapids man who was recently arrested in an Iowa City suburb. The Johnson County Sheriff's Office alleges that a Chevy Trailblazer was stolen in Cedar Rapids. Shortly before 1 a.m., a deputy saw the vehicle parked at the Coral Ridge Mall. Officers say they found the 27-year-old defendant asleep inside.

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