Some residents of Iowa City have likely floated a check before. Floating a check involves writing a check to someone, even though the money is not in the account, because you plan to deposit money before the check clears. If the money is not deposited, however, the check could bounce.
The general public tends to presume guilt whenever a person is accused of a violent crime such as murder or assault. But our criminal justice system is not based on the presumption of guilt; it is based on due process, and that means that accused individuals have rights and are presumed innocent unless guilt is proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
Many times, police respond to a location because concerned friends, family or neighbors report suspicions or request a welfare check on someone. When suspicious activity or illegal substances are found on the premises, a welfare check can turn into an arrest. Police say that was the case recently in Iowa City.
A strong legal defense can protect the rights and freedom of those wrongly accused of prescription drug crimes. Prosecutors sometimes pursue criminal charges even when the evidence does not support the allegations. In any case, individuals accused of drug crimes should mount a strong criminal defense to minimize the negative repercussions of a charge.
When emotions run high, people tend to do uncharacteristic things, and sometimes heated arguments result in criminal charges. One recent early morning in Iowa, an argument inside of a parked car led to an accident and resulted in a number of criminal charges against a man and a woman.
Anyone charged with a sex offense faces a serious problem, as a host of life-altering consequences can result from a conviction. One Iowa man can breathe a sigh of relief, though, now that a court has dismissed the sex crime charges against him.