When police find drug paraphernalia and read you your rights, they are typically following legal procedures. However, whether it's legal or ethical for them to ask you to become a confidential informant (CI) in exchange for leniency or reduced charges can vary depending on the specific...View More
In Iowa, if a loaded gun was found in your vehicle in a holster in a bookbag and you have no criminal record, the legality of the situation can depend on various factors, including state and federal laws, as well as the specific circumstances surrounding the discovery of the gun. However, the fact...View More
In Iowa, the time frame for being given an arraignment after an arrest can vary depending on factors such as the jurisdiction, the nature of the offense, and the court's schedule. However, generally, arraignment hearings are usually held within a few days to a week after an arrest.
In Iowa, if drugs are found during the execution of a search warrant, standard procedure typically involves law enforcement securing and seizing the drugs as evidence. After the search, the evidence will be sent for analysis to determine the type and quantity of the drugs. The investigating...View More
If there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest due to failing to complete your jail sentence. The consequences you may face will depend on various factors, such as the judge's discretion, the nature of your offense, and any previous criminal history. It is possible that additional...View More
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?...View More
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... View More
In Iowa, theft by misappropriation refers to unlawfully taking or using someone else's property, funds, or assets for one's own benefit, without the owner's consent. This crime involves a breach of trust or a violation of fiduciary duty, such as when someone in a position of trust,...View More
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?
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...View More
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...View More
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...View 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... View More
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....View More
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...View More
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