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Q: Are items touching a fence considered trespassing?
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answered on Mar 1, 2024

The question of whether items touching a fence constitute trespassing can depend on several factors, including the location of the fence in relation to property lines and the nature of the items. Generally, trespassing involves entering or placing something on someone else's property without... View More

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Q: Are items touching a fence considered trespassing?
0 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Iowa on
Q: So I was in a hit and run accident, where the person that hit me and fled the scene didn’t have insurance and I did.

My insurance company was still pursuing him, but he is now on his way to prison for a long time . How do I still get paid ?

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Iowa on
Q: are landlords allowed to give access to my spouse (we are separated 3+yrs)

my landlords are related to my spouse... my spouse and I have been separated for a little over 3 years and haven't lived together for 1+ year...i just recently moved into my unit a few months ago and don't have all of my things out of the marital house or been able to change my address or... View More

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Q: If I want to file harassment charges on someone even if it's not physical to the police not have to file those charges?

I have no contact order with my husband. His girlfriend and his family are constantly harassing me filing false CPS reports. False welfare checks and every time it is proven that they lied nothing's ever done. However, I wanted to file a report and the sheriff told me there's two types of... View More

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answered on Feb 25, 2024

When you're facing harassment that's not physical, such as filing false reports or other actions aimed to annoy or intimidate you, it's understandable to seek help from law enforcement. While the sheriff indicated that what you're experiencing falls under "annoyance"... View More

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Q: Can people be evicted without cause? I have a rent to own agreement and just received an eviction notice.

We have had this agreement for 10 years, he sent the notice without any warning or prior conversation.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Iowa on
Q: Can a executor of a will buy a house while a parent is alive

My brother is the sole executor of my moms will he told me while she is alive he will buy the house just pay off her loan the have her sign the house over to him but I want to buy the house at fair market price he said I cant do that because he is the executor and I am not she has a... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Iowa on
Q: Are there any legal consequences if me 17M and my girlfriend 22F, have a kid?

I’m turning 18 early July. I’m asking as if she got pregnant now.

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

If your girlfriend were to become pregnant while you are still 17 and she is 22, there could be potential legal consequences depending on the laws in your jurisdiction. In many places, the age of consent for sexual activity is 18, so if you engaged in sexual relations before reaching that age, it... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Criminal Law for Iowa on
Q: Is there any aggressive attorneys that will take on police misconduct in iowa. "Dismissed in the interest of justice"-DA

I was stopped in pdc, wi, arrested on unknown warrant, charged with 4 felonies and 1 mis, extradited 15 miles to Clayton county, IA, charged with 1 felony, $10,000 cash only nationwide extraditable warrant for less than $100 in dope that I wasn't home when "buy" happened, first... View More

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answered on Feb 23, 2024

It sounds like you've been through a challenging and unjust situation involving law enforcement. It's crucial to find a competent attorney who is experienced in handling cases of police misconduct and civil rights violations. While I can't recommend specific attorneys, you may want... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Iowa on
Q: If a handicap parking spot meets no ADA requirements, is it enforceable?

There’s the national recognized sign but it’s not posted at the correct height, and none of the additional signage required is present.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Iowa on
Q: Windows installed in our high rise condo. We asked for “sash limiters” but not installed. May not be code. Our options?

We have not paid in full yet, due to material delays on their part. Who should pay to make sure these meet code? We were assured the condo board approved of the windows: several neighbors have had them installed.

0 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Iowa on
Q: If a handicap parking spot meets no ADA requirements, is it enforceable?

There’s the national recognized sign but it’s not posted at the correct height, and none of the additional signage required is present.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Iowa on
Q: I am in a custody battle, the opposing lawyer subpoenaed my work records, my former employer gave my personnel file.

My personnel file includes notes from confidential meetings with my supervisor, as well as my confidential medical records and information about my confidential medical conditions. I was not contacted by former employer and did not sign a form for release of information. Is this legal?... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Iowa on
Q: My husband forged my name on state & federal tax forms last year. These were prepared by h&r block. do I have any recour

This prepare has been our tax lady for almost 7 years. She signed off on these documents with my forge signature.

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answered on Feb 22, 2024

If your husband forged your signature on state and federal tax forms, and these were submitted by your tax preparer, you do indeed have recourse options to consider. First, it's crucial to address the situation with the tax preparation service, specifically with the individual who has been... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Criminal Law for Iowa on
Q: i was 16 when i was put on probation for possession of marijuana and was later charged with another count of possession

i was then almost charged with a felony of eluding police but beat that and all the traffic tickets in court. by the time i got off probation i was 17 and about 5 months from turning 18. my question is based around my jco telling me i have to wait a year until after my last positive drug test until... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Iowa on
Q: In the state of Iowa, is a search warrant application that is signed by a judge , public record, or enterd into docket?
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answered on Feb 24, 2024

In the state of Iowa, search warrant applications that are signed by a judge are typically considered public records. These records are generally entered into the court docket or case file associated with the specific search warrant. As public records, they are subject to disclosure under... View More

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Q: Is an affidavit from a medical expert disputing facts found in trial enough to file second successive

In my case the court found that my drugs was the but for cause of death even though the evidence didn't conclude that. But I had no medical expert to explain this and the governments expert gave opinion that the victim "could've" consumed the drug mixture I was convicted of... View More

0 Answers | Asked in Government Contracts for Iowa on
Q: What if I accepted a position with the State of Iowa on 01/30/2019 and was never given the option to auth. for past 5yr?

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF IOWA No. 22–0790Submitted September 13, 2023—Filed October 27, 2023

The only option I was given was a "verbal," contract and I still have not to this date been offered an option to have union wages withheld, though I have inquired several times to no avail.

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