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August 2016 Archives

Iowa's zero tolerance law for underage drunk driving

Iowa's drunk driving laws are very strict. For those who are under the legal drinking age of 21, they are even more strict -- and the consequences for a youthful error in judgment can last well into adulthood.

Man claiming self-defense acquitted of attempted murder in Iowa

As we discussed in a recent post, there are a number of defenses to homicide charges in Iowa. One of the most powerful defenses - if it fits the facts of the case - is self-defense. Recently a man facing attempted murder charges asserted self-defense in Jefferson County Court and was acquitted by the jury.

Criminal defense options available for burglary charges

When individuals in Iowa and elsewhere are accused of committing a crime, the first thing the accused is likely to consider is how to get the charges against them dropped. Depending on the type of crime the person is suspected of, there are possible criminal defense options available to defendants. In some cases, this could clear the name of the accused, helping them avoid any penalties; however, this could also mean reducing the charges alleged, helping to reduce the consequences as well.

We will not be outworked by the prosecution in homicide cases

When someone is charged with murder or manslaughter in Iowa, the stakes are about as high as they can get. A conviction can result in decades or even life in prison. Anyone charged with any form of homicide needs to put forward the most skilled and aggressive defense they can.

U.S. Senators promote federal sentencing reform at Iowa forum

In recent years there has been a lot of discussion about lowering the mandatory minimum sentences for individuals convicted of nonviolent federal drug crimes. In 2010 President Obama signed the Fair Sentencing Act, which reduced the gross disparity between penalties for crack cocaine and powdered cocaine offenses. But, as we discussed in last week's post, federal drug penalties remain extremely harsh.

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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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