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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.

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.

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and felony charge?

Being charged with a crime is a serious event for individuals in Iowa and elsewhere. While each crime has its own distinct elements and penalties, facing any type of criminal charge often causes a defendant to endure serious consequences. Nonetheless, it is important to understand the elements of the crime you are charged with and what potential serious penalties may be involved.

Helping defendants fight a felony charge

Facing serious criminal charges can have a lasting impact on a person's life. Such a situation not only impacts the accused's record, but could also harm a defendant's personal and professional reputation. Allegations alone have the tendency to damage; therefore, those facing felony charges should not only take the matter serious, but also take immediate action to initiate a criminal defense.

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.

Iowa legislature separates felonies into different classes

Readers of this Iowa City criminal defense law blog may be familiar with the terms felonies and misdemeanors. Both felonies and misdemeanors are crimes that the state has deemed punishable through the judicial system. While felony convictions can carry with them serious consequences like incarceration and heavy fines, misdemeanor punishments are usually less severe.

Fighting probation revocation in Iowa

Not everyone who is convicted of a felony in Iowa goes straight to prison. In many cases, the offender is placed on probation. In other cases, the offender serves only part of the sentence and is then released and placed on probation for the remainder of the sentence.

Coralville business manager accused of embezzlement from clients

Accusations of theft in the workplace can have serious consequences. A man from Coralville, Iowa, who worked as the general manager of a business, is facing the possibility of 10 years in prison after being charged with stealing over $20,000 from clients. The man has been charged with a single count of first-degree theft, which is a Class C felony in Iowa.

Felony charges in Iowa require a serious defense strategy

In Iowa, felony charges carry serious consequences. Felony charges include robbery, felony theft, aggravated assault, rape, sexual assault, burglary, murder charges and felony drug charges, among many others. In a felony prosecution the accused usually faces the possibility of a prison sentence if convicted. For those with a prior criminal record, the stakes are even higher.

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