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How can a drug conviction impact student loan eligibility?

For Iowa residents accused of a drug crime, this could mean serious penalties; however, for those currently receiving student financial aid or intending to apply for aid, the consequences of a conviction could greatly impact the future of the accused. In fact, a drug felony or misdemeanor conviction could interfere with an individual's eligibility to receive financial aid while they attend college.

Iowa City OWI arrests reached record high in 2015

A drunk driving arrest in Iowa can lead to serious and sometimes life-changing consequences. In addition to expensive fines, driver's license suspension and a possible jail sentence, those who are arrested for OWI may experience damage to their reputation and even loss of a job. In some cases a driver will be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in his or her vehicle.

Understanding the elements of a drunk driving charge

Being accused of drunk driving is a serious situation for residents in Iowa and elsewhere. Whether it is the driver's first charge or not, it is important to not only understand how the charge could impact them but also the circumstances that led to the DUI charge. Understanding the elements of a drunk driving charge assists defendants with a defense strategy, helping them reduce or even dismiss the charges against them.

How is disorderly conduct defined under Iowa law?

Like most states, Iowa has a disorderly conduct law prohibiting specific acts that disturb the peace or are seriously bothersome to others. However, Iowa's disorderly conduct statute is not simply a "catch-all" that allows police to arrest anyone who is acting boisterously or causing a ruckus; but it does list specific conduct that must be proved in court.

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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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Should I take a breath test?
The most common question asked of criminal defense lawyers who work on Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) or Driving While...

Can I get a work permit or temporary restricted license in Iowa after losing my driving privileges for an OWI?
For a first offense, yes. The revocation is this instance is 180 days for an OWI test failure and one year for an OWI test refusal...

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