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We advise and advocate for those accused of felonies

When someone in Iowa City is convicted of a felony, they may expect to face a big fine and a lengthy sentence in prison or on probation. Although these are bad enough, there are other consequences of a felony conviction. These consequences can be as bad as the sentence. Felons have a criminal record that may make it difficult to get a job or a place to live. It can also make it impossible to legally own weapons.

Big brother may be hacking

Federal law enforcement may now hack into a phone, laptop or other electronic devices for many types of sensitive and confidential information. This raises many serious issues about privacy intrusion, taking advantage of unpatched vulnerabilities in electronic devices and software and illegal search and seizure.

Iowa's drug paraphernalia law

When Iowans think of drug charges, they often conjure images of people who engage in drug possession and distribution. Charges related to these criminal offenses do make up a significant portion of drug crime prosecutions, but they are not the only drug offenses that prosecutors pursue. In fact, there are a plethora of drug charges that can be directed at every part of the drug consumption process, from manufacturing to transportation and use.

What is the crime of being a felon in possession of a weapon?

A few years ago in this blog, we described the federal crime of being a felon in possession of a firearm. While it is a federal crime to be in possession of a firearm, it is also a crime under Iowa state law. This blog post will briefly describe the state-level crime of being a felon in possession of a weapon. As you will see, it is broader in scope than the federal law.

Man faces murder charges based on 39-year-old DNA evidence

As DNA analysis technology progresses and as more people's DNA becomes available to investigators, more and more people will likely find themselves arrested and charged with crimes that happened years and even decades ago. Eastern Iowa residents have been reminded of this fact as prosecutors have filed criminal charges in a homicide case from nearly 40 years ago.

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