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Commission wants to bar criminal history job applicant questions

Likely for as long as we can remember, job applications have asked questions relating to whether or not an applicant has a criminal history. If such a history does exist, a full explanation is required along with dates, dispositions, and any other relevant information. One Iowa group is advocating for change.

Iowa man facing felony charges for OWI, theft and firearm

A 45-year-old Columbus Junction man is in serious trouble after a traffic violation stop. He now faces felony charges of operating while under the influence (OWI), control of a firearm by a felon, unlawful possession of prescription drugs, interference with official acts, theft in the fifth degree, driving while license denied or revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia. The OWI offense was his third. Having had two prior felony convictions, he was barred from legally possessing firearms.

Don't face possible loss of student financial aid alone

For decades now, Iowa police have been focusing much of their law enforcement efforts on drug use and drug trafficking. The War on Drugs was undertaken with the goal of reducing drug use. During this war, many people have faced the legal consequences of a drug conviction. These consequences can include imprisonment, probation, fines and other penalties. They can also include some other consequences that may not come to mind immediately for most people.

Man faces criminal charges including a felony after car chase

In Cedar Rapids and throughout Iowa, people might view criminal allegations as having to do with violence, theft and sex-related crimes. There are many others including traffic violations. They might not sound serious on their face, but they can lead to major penalties if there is a conviction. When there are motor vehicle violations, it will frequently be classified as driving under the influence or being cited for speeding and other traffic issues. However, if a driver commits traffic violations and flees from law enforcement, there can be serious long-term consequences after a conviction. These can even rise to felonies making it even more difficult. Getting legal representation when arrested on these charges is imperative to lodging a strong defense.

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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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