Once you’re arrested or served with a summons to appear, your first court appearance is usually the initial appearance. Your initial appearance will happen within 24 hours of arrest if you’re in custody. At your initial appearance, the judge will tell you what you’re being charged with, what the possible consequences are, and how much you’ll have to pay to bond out of custody....
If the police seized your wallet, including ID, pursuant to a warrant, it's possible they're retaining it as evidence or possible evidence. You could try looking into whether you can get a temporary ID in the meantime.
Please don't talk to the police without consulting with an attorney. It sounds like you may be under investigation for a suspected criminal offense, and anything you say to the police -- even if you think the statements or questions are...
Erik Luthens' answer You may have the grounds to go forward with a criminal complaint through the local county attorney’s office as well as a civil action against the man in question. I suggest that you immediately contact an attorney in Iowa who handles civil litigation.
Erik Steven Fisk's answer Criminal mischief, second degree is a Class D felony. Under Iowa Code 902.9(1)(e); "A class “D” felon, not an habitual offender, shall be confined for no more than five years, and in addition shall be sentenced to a fine of at least seven hundred fifty dollars but not more than seven thousand five hundred dollars."
Stephen Douglas Lombardi's answer Facts are funny, it seems everyone has their own set. Many things are 'legal', but what is 'legal' isn't necessarily right. I have no idea which town or city you were in. (Jurisdiction) I have no idea what the police officer wrote in his/her report. And I have no idea what you said in front of witnesses or what witnesses will say you said. Has this ever happened to you before? Is there camera footage that Wal-Mart has available for everyone to see exactly what happened? Who know, because no one...
Shaun Khojayan's answer It depends on the terms of your probation and your particular case. For example, if the crime for which you are on probation involves hunting wildlife on federal lands then probation may include the condition that prohibits hunting including by bow. However, if you are generally asking whether bow hunting is prohibited by the "standard" terms of federal probation, unless it is specifically prohibited, then it does not appear to be an issue because it is doubtful that bow hunting would be...
Mr. Nicholas A. Sarcone's answer 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.
Mr. Nicholas A. Sarcone's answer 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.
Mr. Nicholas A. Sarcone's answer 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.
Mr. Nicholas A. Sarcone's answer 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.
Mr. Nicholas A. Sarcone's answer 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.
Mr. Nicholas A. Sarcone's answer 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 Services meeting.
Mr. Nicholas A. Sarcone's answer 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.
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