Katherine Sears' answer You *are* "doing it," or you're getting arrested and going to jail for contempt/probation violation, and you're probably going to have whatever suspended sentence you got for the underlying offense imposed on top of that.
Katherine Sears' answer Enhancing a theft charge based on prior theft charges is a new one to me. The Iowa Code section that talks about degrees of theft is here: https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/code/714.2.pdf and I don't see any reference to enhancement.
Do you have a code section they've brought up or are you sure that they're enhancing from a theft 5th to theft 3rd based on prior theft convictions?
Katherine Sears' answer Usually, if you're applying for an attorney at state expense, that's something you do at your initial appearance. If you have a PTC coming up and need to apply for counsel and have somehow not yet gotten that opportunity, call the clerk of court for whatever county this is in and ask how you can apply for counsel.
Bear in mind that if you have much income at all -- even so little as $10k/year -- you may not qualify for a public defender, and even if you do qualify, you will likely be...
Katherine Sears' answer If you're asking whether there's an application form you can fill out to get out of prison early on the basis that you helped another prisoner, no, there isn't. You might ask whether your attorney whether this is a good-character sorta thing that you could mention if you have a parole hearing or something of that nature, but helping a choking inmate is not, in itself, going to get you out of prison.
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...
Peter N. Munsing's answer The nieces estate would have a claim as would children. Suggest that you contact a member of the Iowa Assn for Justice to get the basics of who can sue, then proceed from there.
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.
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