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Self Representation for Criminal Defendants

Criminal Law >> Iowa Criminal Process >> Self Representation Self representation at a criminal trial? There are a number of ways you can deal with a criminal trial. Most commonly, people hire an experienced attorney. Occasionally, people represent themselves “pro se”. This article will address some of the rights and steps associated with self representation.…

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Misdemeanors — Iowa Crimes

Criminal Law >> Iowa Criminal Process >> Misdemeanors and Felonies If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense in Iowa, some of your first concerns may be “what is the punishment for this crime?  How much trouble am I in, exactly? What does it mean to be charged with a felony or a misdemeanor? What…

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Prostitution Representation Pro Bono

The decriminalization of sex work is a pet near-legal-obsession of mine.  Because I think it’s absolutely unconscionable that the government restricts women’s (and others’) ability to condition consent to sexual activity on payment, I’m offering pro bono representation to women (and others) charged with prostitution in Polk County, Iowa. sentencing for aggravated misdemeanors) I’ve spent…