Iowa Criminal Mischief Defense Lawyer

Criminal mischief is sometimes called “vandalism.” It can be a misdemeanor or a felony. Conviction can impact your employment — people tend to assume vandals are inclined to destroy things in a petty or vengeful mood. If you’re accused of criminal mischief, particularly of felony vandalism, you need an Iowa criminal mischief lawyer to help…

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Restitution

Chapter 910 of the Iowa Code governs restitution payments after you’ve been convicted of an offense. Des Moines Restitution Lawyers If you’ve been ordered to pay an outlandish and unfair amount of restitution, a Des Moines restitution attorney may be able to help you at a hearing to reduce your restitution obligation to a fair…

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Habitual Offender

There are two types of “habitual offender” statutes in Iowa. If your charge involves driving on a barred license, don’t panic. A habitual offender lawyer is a good idea, but you’re facing an aggravated misdemeanor, not a felony. For anyone charged with a Habitual Offender felony offense, you are facing something very serious. These rules…

Asset Forfeiture

Police departments steal money and property. They call it “asset forfeiture.” If the State is trying to steal your stuff, you need an Iowa asset forfeiture lawyer. Iowa law enforcement agencies had collected more than $55 million and more than 4,200 vehicles since 1986 using the state’s forfeiture law. Des Moines Register The Iowa Forfeiture…

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Probation Violation Attorney in Des Moines

Probation Violation Attorney in Des Moines If you think your probation officer thinks you violated your probation  — or if that warrant or notice of revocation hearing has already been issued — go ahead and call a criminal defense attorney to talk about your options.  We represent clients on probation violations throughout Iowa,  including in…

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Iowa Criminal Defense Step by Step

Stages of Iowa Criminal Defense If you’ve been charged with a crime in Iowa and are considering criminal defense options, here’s a step by step guide to what will happen.  Detection of Crime In order to stop you, police need “reasonable suspicion.”  In order to arrest you, police need “probable cause.” Know your rights! You…

Insanity Defense in Iowa

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 to assassinate President Ronald Reagan way back when and…