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How much equals felony possession of a controlled substance?

One of the most common drug charges faced by individuals in Iowa and elsewhere is drug possession. While this might seem like a minor offense if one possesses marijuana or a quantity for personal use, any drug crime is a serious offense. However, the penalties associated with drug possession can increase in severity if it is established that the quantity in question gives the presumption of distribution or even trafficking. Thus, a defendant could face a felony charge for possessing a wide variety of illegal substances.

Planning a defense against felony charges

It is well known that felonies are more serious than misdemeanors or minor infractions. When individuals in Iowa and elsewhere are accused of a felony, they are rightfully concerned about how this charge could impact their future. The best way to protect oneself is by initiating a criminal defense that could help reduce or even dismiss the charges against the accused.

Three in Iowa City face felony theft charges

Facing criminal charges is no joke. Even when the charges appear to be minor, defendants are likely anxious and overwhelmed by the matter. Thus, when individuals face felony charges, this is a serious situation that can significantly impact the accused individual's life from the very moment he or she is arrested and charged. Allegations alone can tarnish a person's reputation. Even when it seems like the evidence is overwhelming and there is little space to navigate this matter, defendants are afforded the ability to defend him or herself, allowing them to possibly clear their name and avoid potentially damaging penalties.

Iowa City man faces felony theft charges

Criminal charges could occur in a wide variety of situations. Allegations could stem from a person's personal or professional life. However, criminal accusations could harm all areas of the accused individual's life. When an individual is suspected of theft, specifically stealing large amounts of money, a defendant could face serious penalties. Some crimes are not taken lightly, making it vital that defendants explore their options and the possibility to reduce or avoid criminal penalties.

Helping you initiate a defense against felony charges

Facing criminal charges can be a life-altering situation. The penalties associated with a crime could be extensive, possibly impacting a person for a lifetime. Therefore, it is imperative that defendants not only understand the severity of the matter but also the opportunities they might have to defend themselves against the charges.

Iowa man charged with felony criminal mischief

When we get angry or in a fight, we are likely to get emotional. While many are able to cool down on their own, some may not know how to deal with this influx of emotions. This is when some decide to take out their aggression on other things. Breaking things might help one deal with his or her anger in that moment. However, it could result in serious consequences shortly after. Depending on the details of the situation, individuals could face criminal charges following such behaviors.

Felony charge impacting immigration status

When immigrants come to the United States, they seek to remain in the nation for as long as their visa or green card allows them. In some cases, this timeframe could be cut short. When an immigrant in the U.S. on a green card or visa is accused of a felony, he or she could have their immigration status impacted, causing them to even face deportation from the country.

Allegations of identity theft can become felony charges

Many Iowa City residents use their computers, smart phones and other web-connected devices to complete a number of important tasks. They may chat with friends through video streaming or texting, communicate with their doctors, keep up with the news and do work through online conferencing and emails.

Laws on sexual assault and abuse in Iowa

The story of Harvey Weinstein's alleged decades-long abuse of young Hollywood starlets has shaken the nation and opened a door for alleged victims of sexual assault and abuse to share their stories and seek support for the wrongs they perceive to have been committed against them. From commentaries on experiences of inappropriate comments and touching to allegations of rape, the alleged conduct that counts as sexual assault and abuse may seek far-reaching and confusing. In an effort to offer readers of this Iowa City criminal defense legal blog some information on this important criminal law topic this post will provide an overview of Iowa's laws on sexual abuse.

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and felony charge?

Being charged with a crime is a serious event for individuals in Iowa and elsewhere. While each crime has its own distinct elements and penalties, facing any type of criminal charge often causes a defendant to endure serious consequences. Nonetheless, it is important to understand the elements of the crime you are charged with and what potential serious penalties may be involved.

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