The Iowa Department of Public Health began issuing digital medical cannabidiol registration cards for qualified patients and caregivers. They come complete with a QR code that may be scanned by law enforcement to verify the person’s status. The Department advises that “law enforcement representatives may request to temporarily handle your mobile device to verify your […]
The drunk driving lawyers at GRL Law routinely advise people what to do during a traffic stop. For example, you should provide your license, registration and proof of insurance upon request. And, if the officer asks you to step out of your car, then follow those directions. But when it comes to field sobriety tests, […]
I received a traffic ticket for excessive speeding in my personal vehicle and I have a CDL endorsement. I was searching for the best lawyer and I definitely found him. Colin Murphy not only defended the case with professionalism but also was always there to answer my questions. I highly recommend Colin because he pays […]
The forfeiture attorneys at GRL Law routinely call for immediate action by citizens when police seize personal property like cash and firearms without a warrant. If you don’t act promptly, you risk losing out on any claim for the return of your property. That’s right. The police might keep your cash! We had the opportunity […]
Hey, Senator Dawson and Representative Holt! It’s your boy, Murph. Didn’t I tell you in March that this wouldn’t turn out well? I’m talking about your unconstitutional efforts to restore the illegal practice of warrantless garbage searches in Iowa. You know, the police tactic that we struck down last year in State v. Wright? The […]
On September 21, 2022 the Iowa Court of Appeals affirmed felony convictions for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine and drug tax stamps in State v. Hansel. The ruling provides a great reminder to drug crime attorneys on the proper way to object to evidence, especially “prior bad acts” testimony. In this case, the arresting […]
It goes without saying that postal service investigations rarely turn out well for those who receive marijuana products by mail. Drug dogs and search warrants will conspire to reveal the contents of suspicious packages before they reach the mailbox. At that point, the recipients face a Hobson’s choice: either snitch on friends or cop to […]
For the fifth time since joining GRL Law in 2018, Colin Murphy was once again named to the Great Plains Super Lawyers list in 2022, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5 percent of attorneys in the region receive this distinction.
GRL recently put its knowledge of drug identification procedures to the test in a case involving alleged THC vape liquid. Police seized a vape cart during a traffic stop. Field testing of the liquid extract showed a positive color change indicating the possible presence of marijuana. Frequent readers of the GRL Law blog know that […]
Colin saved us! I can’t say enough nice things about him. He helped us with an issue with our college son related to underage drinking that could have ended badly without Colin’s help. He was able to provide us a great strategy and then executed it seamlessly. Highly recommend him and his firm.