People in Iowa may have heard about an important Supreme Court ruling from April that could put clear limits on the ability of police to detain motorists longer than necessary to complete the purpose of their stop. This is a very important ruling, because it sends the message to police all over the country that they cannot harass detained motorists, but instead must respect their time and let them go once the purpose of their stop has been completed.
People in Iowa, especially younger people and college students, may have heard a lot about the state of drug use across the United States and wonder what it means for them. While many states and cities around the country have moved towards the decriminalization of drug possession, especially marijuana, Iowa law is as strict as ever when it comes to penalizing drug offenses.
Criminal drug charges in Iowa, as in other states, range in severity depending on the amount and kind of the drug in question. Whether you are accused of possession of drug paraphernalia or a more serious crime such as drug conspiracy, you should speak with a criminal defense attorney before you disclose any information to authorities.