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 hold a resident permit that would have expired after March 17, 2020, then that permit is still valid for as long as the Governor continues the disaster emergency. Some county sheriffs will allow you to renew either in person or by mail, but for the time...
Colin Murphy was once again named to the Great Plains Super Lawyers list in 2020, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Only 5 percent of attorneys in the region receive this distinction.
Trash rips. The low-hanging fruit of narcotics investigations. In terms of evidence gathering for the local drug task force, nothing beats the simplicity of stealing a homeowner's curbside garbage bags at midnight and spending the rest of the shift rifling through the contents.
The goal? Like any prospector with a newly staked claim, the officers are mining for search warrant gold, often in the form of leftover marijuana stems and seeds.
If they hit pay dirt, their lucky strike, coupled with a few other allegations in a search warrant affidavit, will often result in written authorization to fully search the home,...