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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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Do I need to hire an attorney?

Do you need to hire an attorney? Is the idea of pro se representation appealing or overwhelming? The idea of paying an attorney may be daunting.  When you’re facing legal trouble, it may be tempting to try to handle it yourself — after all, the legal system *should* be set up so that any citizen can…