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Iowa police attend an advanced class for OWI arrests

Police in Iowa are always on the lookout for drivers they believe may be intoxicated. Officers get extensive legal and practical training in their unceasing search for drivers operating while impaired. Periodically, news outlets will report various training sessions that police use to try to make officers better and more efficient at arresting suspected drunk drivers.

What defenses may exist for drug charges and other crimes?

Police obviously don't have free rein to arrest people and seize evidence to prosecute them. If police question suspects or seize evidence in a manner contrary to law or the Constitution, it could make the case fall apart. What defenses are available to Johnson County defendants charged with drug offenses or other crimes?

Student financial aid eligibility may be hurt by drug conviction

For over 50 years, federal student aid programs have helped Johnson County residents reach for their dreams through post-secondary education. Without the loan and grant programs available through federal financial aid, college could be out of reach for many. But as many already know, federal financial aid options may be curtailed for those convicted of drug-related offenses. Let's review how a drug-related conviction could interfere with the process of getting student aid.

What administrative penalty does Iowa impose for OWI?

In addition to criminal penalties, the state of Iowa also imposes an administrative penalty on those convicted of of operating while intoxicated. The administrative penalty in question is the revocation of the driver's license. If a driver has had their license revoked, they may be able to apply for a temporary restricted license. This blog post will review this administrative penalty and the conditions of a temporary restricted license.

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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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