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Iowa law enforcement collecting DNA seeking criminal charges

People in Iowa may have heard about the new laws in effect as of July 1, which requires state law enforcement agencies to start the rollout on a massive new DNA data collection operation. The new law expands the scope of criminal offenders who will now have to submit a DNA sample that will be kept on record in an immense state and federal database of identifiable DNA signatures for an indefinite period of time.

Man facing charges after punching Iowa deputy in face

Being charged with a violent crime can have serious consequences, like hefty fines and jail time. One 28-year-old man was recently charged with assaulting an officer, in addition to other crimes, after police were called to the scene of a car accident in northern Iowa earlier this month.

Man faces criminal charges after bouncing large checks

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.

Iowa man pleads guilty to amended assault misdemeanor

In the heat of the moment, it is easy to act in a manner that isn't appropriate. When this involves breaking or damaging other people's property or harming people, criminal charges might sometimes be filed. In a case stemming from an incident that occurred this past February, a man was facing three criminal charges. Iowa residents might be interested in learning about how he ended up only pleading guilty to one charge that wasn't one of those three.

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