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Traffic Stops

Des Moines Traffic Attorney If you’ve been stopped by the police and charged with a crime, or even if you’ve just been stopped and are feeling a little weird about it, you may have questions about whether the police were playing “by the rules” and whether you made things worse for yourself by complying with…

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First OWI Lawyer

Polk County Iowa First OWI Attorney If you’ve been charged with an OWI for the first time (an OWI is what Iowa calls a DUI), you’re facing a lot.  You need a criminal defense attorney who can review your case to see if some evidence could get suppressed or if the case could even be…

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OWI Forms and Resources

If you’ve been charged with an Iowa OWI — operating while intoxicated, DUI, DWI, drunk driving, whatever — here are some forms and laws that you might find relevant to your defense and to your alleged offense. DOT Request for DOT Hearing to Contest License Revocation Request for Temporary Restricted License / Work Permit  OWI…

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Alcohol Crimes

Criminal Law >> Crimes and Charges >> Alcohol Crimes This website is new and this page is under construction.  Please bear with us while we write relevant content for you.  If you find something useful, please share it with friends and family members.  Referrals help us help you 

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Misdemeanors — Iowa Crimes

Criminal Law >> Iowa Criminal Process >> Misdemeanors and Felonies Iowa classifies crimes as “felonies” or “misdemeanors.”  A felony can be a class “A” felony, class “B” felony, class “C” felony, or class “D” felony.  A misdemeanor can be a simple misdemeanor, a serious misdemeanor, or an aggravated misdemeanor. Statutes that define crimes may tell…

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Insanity Defense in Iowa

Criminal Law >> Iowa Criminal Process >> Insanity Defense Mental Health and the Insanity Defense If you’ve had mental health issues in the past and are charged with a crime, you may have wondered about whether the insanity defense could help you. The answer is, with very few exceptions, probably not. After John Hinckley tried…

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