answered on Mar 12, 2023
That would be stealing from the nursing home and, depending on if they were a licensed professional, could be diversion of the drug from a patient. Then it would get into from where in the nursing home the drug were removed. Was it in the hall cart or from the emergency department supply?... Read more »
6 miles down the highway my grandson was involved in an accident. Should the state trooper have some fault in this matter? If he would have arrested him the accident wouldn't have happened.
If I buy something from a convenience store and I stand and talk to and employee I know as they work can I be told to leave under the pretence that I am loitering? As far as I know I can be in any business as long as I want after I have bought something as long as I'm not stopping the flow of... Read more »
What will what happen to me
answered on Feb 28, 2023
The Nyquil defense rarely works. This article explains why: https://michigancriminaldefenseattorneys.org/nyquil-as-an-alcohol-test-defense/
The quantity of Nyquil taken for a cold is just too small by itself to cause an alcohol test to come back positive.
who ever had my number before keeps giving it out for every thing under the sun that they don't want to ever pay or deal with. And it has been over 10 years. Is there any thing here I can do on the legal end to stop them?
answered on Sep 28, 2022
You can talk to a local lawyer whether this constitutes harassment but you have to determine who is responsible for doing so. Or you can change your phone number.
This case is in Iowa. They were state charges, & the feds picked them up and now being held in county jail, & cannot get any information from anyone regarding this inmate. How does someone go about getting a federal attorney appointed when the attorney they have was the attorney appointed... Read more »
answered on May 22, 2022
Those of us who practice exclusively Iowa law don't necessarily know how to navigate PACER (the federal filing system) let alone how to request the appointment of federal counsel.
Your friend could call the federal public defender's office and see if someone over there knows.... Read more »
The driver of the car who the meth belonged to won't say its his
answered on Feb 6, 2022
That's called constructive possession. Speak with your attorney about it and see what if any defenses you might have.
The plea was for unsupervised probation, and after the judge accepted the plea changed it to supervised probation, can they do that?
answered on Feb 4, 2022
In Iowa, where this question appears to have been asked, the judge generally retains the latitude to accept a plea while rejecting a plea offer and imposing any legal sentence. Yes, that would include changing unsupervised probation to supervised probation. If you have questions about this, you... Read more »
answered on Apr 28, 2021
It is possible (but unlikely) that an attorney will offer pro bono representation in the sort of case you're describing. You are always free to call around and ask, but bear in mind that you are essentially asking someone to pay to work for you. Time that lawyers spend working pro bono is... Read more »
answered on Apr 21, 2021
If you attempted suicide and *succeeded,* you would be dead. Can't really get in trouble if you're dead, right?
That you're asking this question therefore suggests that you're considering "attempting" suicide *without* succeeding. (I'd call that more of... Read more »
Arrested for possession. She was living with someone and the police searched his house and founds drugs. He admitted they were his. My daughter was arrested as she was walking down the street. She wasn't marandarized, she asked if she could bond out they said no, wasn't given her phone... Read more »
answered on Apr 21, 2021
Your daughter needs an attorney. If she is an adult, she should not give you more information about what happened. She should not discuss the situation with anyone other than her attorney. She will have attorney-client privilege with her lawyer. She does not have that privilege with you.... Read more »
If one was sexually assaulted by someone who is not blood related but related by marriage and the victim is now 18, can the victim still take their abuser to court?
answered on Apr 21, 2021
If the victim was under the age of 18 at the time of the offense, the State can prosecute for sexual abuse in the first, second, or third degree within 10 years of the person turning 18. See Iowa Code Section 802.2(1).
The victim should report what happened ASAP. Waiting makes evidence... Read more »
The reasons based on the plea are nothing the lawyer didn’t know from the beginning and the attorney billed me for every hour of research despite my financial affidavit declaring me indigent
answered on Oct 21, 2020
Your indigency has nothing to do with whether your court-appointed lawyer will bill for their time. Court-appointed lawyers are not working pro bono. They bill for and expect to be paid for their time.
Your attorney is professionally responsible for doing case research... Read more »
And my vechile had no AC and I left from a different state from a Abusive spouse and dealing with a divorce and with me driving trying to figure out we’re to go I see a stop sign brake and my brakes squeak and I drift into the right of way car and he hits me totaled my vechile and I feel I was... Read more »
answered on Jul 11, 2020
It sounds like you have at least three issues: (1) civil fault for the accident; and (2) the two simple misdemeanor traffic charges for disobeying the stop sign and for failing to yield; and (3) being a victim of domestic abuse.
While I can't provide legal advice based on such an... Read more »
my charges are all drug related misdemeanors and i have no record.
answered on Jul 11, 2020
Although you have a right to a speedy trial (though even what that's been held to constitute is going to be different due to Covid, as is when a trial can be scheduled), which in ordinary times without a pandemic would require extremely good cause to be longer than a set number of days... Read more »
Is it too late to proceed in a criminal case against the person that opened the door
answered on Jun 1, 2020
There is no way to answer your question. Only prosecutors have the power/authority to file criminal charges. You can file a report with the police, but only a prosecutor has the discretion to bring charges.
Has an estate been opened? The estate has the right to bring the action.
If... Read more »
if you asked someone to come and see you and they refuse to let you pick them up and instead they take public transportation and then get into an accident are you responsible to help pay the medical bills and if you don't can they charge you with anything?
answered on May 29, 2020
An Iowa attorney could answer your question best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general matter, it seems unlikely that criminal charges would stem from such a scenario, unless there are factors not mentioned, such as allowing a small child to fend for themselves on public... Read more »
answered on Oct 14, 2019
It varies from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and can vary from one situation from another. Simply put it is a false statement that hurts a person's reputation. You are allowed to express an opinion and you are allowed to state facts - everything else is a grey area. Yes, you can be sued even if... Read more »
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