Most Iowans are unaware they can be charged with a felony for simply possessing 42.5 grams or more of processed marijuana flower without first affixing tax stamps issued by the Iowa Department of Revenue to the Ziploc baggie. Quantities up to 42.5 grams (just shy of one and one-half ounces), especially in a single package, […]
On July 24, 2020 Governor Reynolds continued the Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for the State of Iowa that extends until August 23, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Specifically, the Proclamation temporarily suspends the regulatory provisions of Iowa Code sections 724.6, 724.7 and 724.20 regarding professional and nonprofessional permits to carry firearms. This means that if you […]
Effectively July 15, 2020, the financial penalties for all criminal offenses undergo significant changes. Maximum and minimum fines for five separate categories of offenses will change to the following: Simple Misdemeanors: Minimum Fine – $105. Maximum Fine – $855 Serious Misdemeanors: Minimum Fine – $430. Maximum Fine – $2,560 Aggravated Misdemeanors: Minimum Fine – $855. Maximum […]
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 […]
Story County, Iowa. When a GRL client asked the officer if he could take another breath test after failing the first one and the officer failed to inform him of his right to an independent test, this ultimately led to the exclusion of the failed test result. As a result of losing this critical piece […]
A Warren County man, who had spent the last 17 years on the sex offender registry was granted relief by the district court. The court found that the client met all criteria for modification of his status on the registry. The court granted the requested relief and ordered his removal from the sex offender registry.
A Polk County judge granted client’s request to be removed from the sex offender registry. Client had been required to register since his conviction in 1999.