The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult situations we face during our lifetimes.
Drunk driving charges are serious in their own right, but things go from bad to worse when someone is fatally injured in an accident.
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Just an arrest on a criminal charge in Iowa can be a traumatic and life-altering experience for anyone. The personal, social, economic, and legal consequences can be severe and permanent. A conviction for such an offense will undoubtedly have a more far-reaching impact on the individual than just an arrest alone. For this reason, every step must be taken; every question must be asked; and everything possible must be done to effectively defend an accusation whether its homicide or disorderly conduct. A person’s criminal record is often considered a reflection of their personal characteristics and traits and everything possible must be done to protect it if at all possible. Any person charged with a crime in Iowa should first and foremost know and understand the nature and severity of the accusations that have been brought against them. Knowing and understanding the basic elements and consequences of a particular charge is the first step in an effective defense.
Iowa classifies crimes into felony and misdemeanor offenses and by their severity.
Iowa Code section 321J.2 prohibits an individual from operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs or a combination of drugs or alcohol; or while having an alcohol concentration of .08 or greater.
An individual commits vehicular homicide when: Unintentionally causes death of another or by operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
Involuntary Manslaughter is the charge often filed by the prosecution when they are unable to prove an intent on the part of the defendant to cause harm to the victim.
Drug charges, even minor ones, can have serious repercussions. A person convicted of a simple possession can serve time in jail or prison.
Iowa Code section 123.46 prohibits an individual from being intoxicated, or simulating intoxication in a public place.
Iowa law prohibits anyone under the age of 21 from being in possession of alcohol and although a seemingly minor offense at first blush, there can be some very serious consequences.
The crime of theft is considered a "crime of dishonesty" and a "crime or moral turpitude."
There are multiple types and levels of assaults.
Sexual assault, or sexual abuse in the State of Iowa, can generally be describe as a sex act between persons performed either against the will of the other or without the other persons legal consent.
Criminal accusations in federal court carry severe and lasting punishments including long mandatory minimum prison terms, if the accused is convicted.
Homicide or murder as it is commonly known is a very serious criminal offense in the State of Iowa.
Being charged with Burglary in Iowa is a very serious offense and can have long lasting negative effects on a person if convicted.
The Right to Bear Arms is a zealously protected constitutional right of all Iowans. Whether for personal protection, hunting or recreation, all Iowan's have the right to posses weapons.
Public Offenses are considered to be any criminal offense punishable by a fine and/or jail time that may go on your driving or criminal record if convicted.
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