I'm not entirely sure what you are asking. I assume that is two counts of felon in possession of a fire arm in federal district court in Iowa? The penalties depend on prior criminal history. The federal sentencing guidelines are complicated and you will need excellent representation.
Not necessarily and perhaps not even likely. This of course is a fact dependent question and not answerable without more information. However, if that is the only reason to stop and/or bring a K-9 to the car you may have a good motion to suppress.
There is no general search incident to arrest exception to the warrant requirement in Iowa thanks to recent decisions of the Iowa Supreme Court. So, unless the police had a warrant to search your vehicle, and that warrant was valid, then it is possible it was a bad search.
Man owns a mobile home. His mother and girlfriend live in the same home. His girlfriend pays rent and other bills. His mother does not. His mother attacks his girlfriend and he gets in the middle to prevent more physical harm to the girlfriend. Mother calls cops. Cops arrest man. Can man sell his... View More
It is not necessary to sell your mobile home in order to evict your mother. There is an eviction process which a lawyer can help you with. The lawyer is allowed contact with the protected party and can therefore effectuate the eviction.
Yes. A warrant is not always necessary for an arrest. Also, in cases where a warrant is necessary, as long as the warrant has been obtained it is necessary that it be physically present. Although, 9 days is quite a while to wait to serve it.
Cop brought my kid home said he was honest so he's not taking him to J.D. N citeing him for simple assault cause kid had bump above his eye. . 20 min later cop came back n said he made mistake n has to take him to station and charge him with serious assault. With him being athletic and... View More
The case will likely be referred to juvenile court services. Juvenile court services has a number of options to keep him out of court or they can refer him to court for prosecution. You need to hire a lawyer and go over all the various possibilities and prepare yourself for the Juvenile Court...View More
The information you need is contained in Iowa code section 809A.13. However, it's complicated and you really need a lawyer well versed in forfeiture law to help. Happens to be an area I practice in frequently. If I could specifically answer your question I would but it's very fact dependant.
No. There is no requirement that you report it stolen. However, there are many good reasons to do so. Including that the vehicle maybe registered and titled in your name. Additionally, if it is found or if an officer conducts a traffic stop on the vehicle it will assist in you obtaining the return...View More
This is a good question which does not necessarily lend itself to an easy answer. I would make the legal argument that he did not enter and therefore could not have committed a burglary. However, if his body crossed the plane of the door while breaking it, a Court may deem that sufficient for...View More
If one is on probation and they are not to be in an environment that sales are 50% or more of alcohol can a cop arrest you for being there if you are not technically doing anything wrong? By technically if they have no other reason to arrest you other than being there(not driving while intoxicated,... View More
Typically, you would not be arrested. A report maybe made to your probation officer who could then file a report of violation and request a warrant from the Court. Could you be arrested? Maybe. Are you likely to be arrested. No. Depending on your underlying conviction you might be able to have a...View More
Most likely, you would receive a possession of alcohol under the legal age ticket (Paula). This ticket is a simple misdemeanor. It can be expunged if you do not receive any additional criminal charges within the next two years. Typically, you would receive a fine on the ticket. If you hire a lawyer...View More
The answer to your specific question is yes, she can move in with you. The underlying question might be can the two of you engage in sexual activity, legally? The answer is also yes. Iowa Code Section 709.4 (sexual abuse) does not make it a crime for persons of your age to engage in sexual...View More
That is not likely a crime unless it is done to solicit similar pictures or other sexual contact/conduct from an underage girl. However, to be safe, I would not engage in any such activities with anyone under the legal age. Additionally, you should be aware that law enforcement frequently pose as...View More
Iowa Code Section 709.4 makes it a crime to commit a sex act with a 14 or 15 year old if 1) You are members of the same household, 2) you are blood related within 4 degrees, 3) You are in a position of authority and use that authority to force submission into the sex act, or 4) you are 4 or more...View More
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