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Des Moines, Iowa Drug Crimes Lawyer
If you need a drug defense attorney who will listen to you and help you form a defense when your finances and freedom are on the line, John and Katie are here for you. We’re criminal defense lawyers, and we’ve handled more drug crimes than any other type of case.
The first step in your case — once we’ve reviewed filings and court dates and made sure you don’t have any outstanding warrants — is to see whether there’s any way to get evidence in your case thrown out. We want the prosecutor to dismiss charges or reduce charges. That doesn’t always happen, but that’s the first thing to aim for.
Congratulations to Drugs
First off, in light of all of the states that have legalized and are in the process of legalizing marijuana, I’d like to congratulate drugs for winning the war on drugs. Well played. Drug crimes happen much less often when fewer drugs are considered crimes.
Second, Iowa hasn’t legalized marijuana, and you’d do well not to get caught with pot in Iowa. We have some of the most draconian marijuana laws in the country. It’s embarrassing and shameful and I’m sorry, but that is the situation confronting you.
Third, there are plenty of non-marijuana substances — some relatively harmless and others potentially life-shattering — that are also illegal to possess in Iowa. If you’re caught with one of these substances and charged with a drug crime, potential punishments range from “really very unpleasant” to “will ruin your life.”
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|Meth Possession, Penalties, and Defense||Heroin Possession, Penalties, and Defense||Amphetamine Possession, Penalties, and Defense|
|Shrooms Possession, Penalties, and Defense||LSD Possession, Penalties, and Defense||Rohypnol Possession, Penalties, and Defense|
|Manufacturing Drugs||Manufacturing with Intent to Deliver/Distribute||Drug Trafficking|
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[Info about Iowa Drug Crimes]
We can help you figure out what to do about your drug charges in Des Moines, Polk County, Ankeny, Ames, Johnston, West Des Moines, Waukee, Saylorville, Bondurant, Altoona, Clive, Grimes, Pleasant Hill, Story County, Boone County, Marshall County, Dallas County, Jasper County, Madison County, Warren County, Marion County, Wapello County, Davis County, Ottumwa, Bloomfield, Iowa City, Council Bluffs, and the rest of Iowa.
This blog post is for informational purposes only and should not be relied on as legal advice. Consult with a licensed attorney in your jurisdiction. Reading this site doesn’t create an attorney-client relationship. If you want to talk to us about representing you when you’ve been charged with possession or other drug charges, please contact us and we’ll set up a time to talk.