Controlled Substance Schedules in Iowa

In Iowa, you can be arrested, tried and convicted for possession of an illegal substance, whether you have the intent to sell or not. You can be convicted of felony distribution or intent to distribute even if you don’t sell, but simply give or intend to give the drugs to another person. The illegal substances are …

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Expungeable Offenses in Iowa

If you have been convicted of public intoxication or PAULA (Possession of Alcohol Under the Legal Age) you can get these charges expunged from your record in the state of Iowa. Requirements for Expungement To get your public intoxication or PAULA charge expunged, you must go 2 years (from the date of your conviction) without any law …

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What is Accessory?

You don’t always have to be the one who commits a crime to be charged with a criminal offense. Just assisting someone who you know will commit or who has already committed a crime is grounds for arrest and imprisonment. An accessory is someone who assists or encourages or facilitates a crime, or knowingly helps …

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License Revocation

Iowa no longer revokes drivers’ licenses for most drug possession convictions.   However, what few realize is if you have had your driver’s license revoked for a drug-related conviction, and it is still revoked as a result, you probably can have it reinstated, because the law is retroactive.   Iowa House File 2502, signed into law …

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What is Implied Consent?

As a condition of your ability to drive in the state of Iowa, the law implies that you agree to consent to the withdrawal of a specimen of your breath, urine, and sometimes blood to determine the level of alcohol or other substances in your system, if certain predicate circumstances exist, i.e. there are reasonable …

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What You Need to Know About Coerced Confessions

A coerced confession is one that is not given voluntarily. This can be a result of physical intimidation, threats, or unlawful promises of better treatment. Iowa Coerced Confession Law In Iowa, the police are strictly prohibited from threatening worse treatment or promising better treatment to obtain your confession or get you to talk. Iowa Courts have …

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