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Is marijuana legal in Iowa?

In the last several years states all across the nation have taken affirmative steps to legalize the possession of marijuana in some limited capacities. While some states allow for the medicinal use of the substance for individuals who may benefit from it as a treatment, others have approved the recreational use of marijuana in limited quantities. Iowa has taken neither of these steps and has on its books only a very narrow permissible use of a marijuana derivative.

Authorities in Iowa make drug bust, arresting 16

When the authorities suspect that a group of people are involved in illegal activities, investigations and operations could ensue. In order to obtain the necessary probable cause to issue search or arrest warrants, authorities will wait to collect the necessary evidence. However, this step can often be rushed, usually because law enforcement is afraid they will miss their opportunity. Nonetheless, even when a major drug bust is made, if authorities have not followed protocol and took all the legal steps, this could allow those accused to poke holes in their case.

What are the defenses for drug possession charges?

Being accused of a crime is a difficult situation for Iowa residents to be in. Accusations alone have the ability to harm a person's reputation, thus, it is important to take the matter seriously. This means understanding the charges they face, the penalties that could result and the defense strategies that are available.

Iowa man trying to deposit an odd bill charged with drug crime

Individuals in Iowa and elsewhere might find themselves in odd or difficult situations, resulting in the authorities having some suspicions. When in such a predicament, it can be challenging for individuals to respond properly because he or she fears it could make matters worse. Nonetheless, certain rights are afforded to those accused of a crime, helping them assert a defense and protect their rights in the matter.

Helping you aggressively defend against drug crimes

Drug crimes can range from minor to major offenses, but regardless of the level of severity of the offense it is imperative that defendants become fully aware of their rights and options. Taking the right measures when initiating a defense could significantly impact the future and even freedom of the accused. Taking the time to understand the situation and what defense options are available can be the best way to aggressively defend against drug charges.

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.

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