Author: Colin Murphy

USDA Approves Iowa’s Hemp Program

Today, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service finally approved the state’s hemp plan submitted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.  This brings Iowa farmers one step closer to putting seed in the ground for the 2020 growing season. Farmers can apply for a hemp license or seed permit starting April 1, 2020. We […]

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Felony Theft Charges Amended to Misdemeanor Operating Without Consent and Time Served WIN

On March 11, 2020 the Marshall County District Court granted the state’s motion to amend a two-count felony trial information and allowed our client to plead to a single misdemeanor charge of Operating without Owner’s Consent. The State initially charged our client with class C and D felony theft, allegations which, if not aggressively defended, […]

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OWI Amended to Public Intoxication WIN

The Cerro Gordo County District Court recently granted the state’s motion to amend the charge from OWI to Public Intoxication following an aggressive, independent investigation into the circumstances surrounding a private party raided by the sheriff’s office. We were able to establish that more than two hours elapsed between the time our client last drove […]

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