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Mother arrested at son's school for DUI

People in Iowa may have heard about an unpleasant scene that unfolded at a Des Moines elementary school earlier this month. When nobody came to pick up a 5-year-old boy after school had been dismissed, police came to the scene to try to resolve the situation. Apparently, the boy's father was supposed to pick up the boy, but failed to do so for unknown reasons. The boy's mother arrived to pick up the boy around 5 p.m., but she appeared to be under the influence and was arrested for operating while intoxicated.

Cold medicine buyers may get more than they bargained for

People in Iowa are no strangers to the common cold and seasonal allergies. But a lot of people don't realize that just to get the medication they need to handle their symptoms, they may have to subject themselves to a state-wide registration system that monitors their purchases. The reason is that one of the most common and useful ingredients in many popular cold medications, pseudoephedrine, is also one of the most frequently used ingredients in the production of illegal methamphetamine.

Understanding the penalties with boating while intoxicated

Most people in Iowa know that driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is against the law, but what about operating other vehicles? Over the last couple of years, Iowa laws have become increasingly tough on people who operate other motorized vehicles while intoxicated, especially in regards to the crime of boating while intoxicated.

Is drug court an option after a drug conviction in Iowa?

Drug charges in Iowa are no laughing matter. People who are convicted of drug possession or other drug crimes may face serious consequences, including prison time. Fortunately, though, several judicial districts in Iowa have developed specialized drug diversion programs, which deal specifically with people who are convicted of aggravated misdemeanor or felony drug charges.

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Attorney Thomas Farnsworth's client was arrested for multiple charges after being pulled over for an OWI 3rd offense. Mr. Farnsworth ....

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