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Criminal defense:Mother says police lied about condition of home

An Iowa woman claims that police lied about the circumstances that ultimately led to her arrest. Facing seven counts for child endangerment, she is no longer in police custody and appears to already be focusing on her criminal defense options. She recently spoke out to the media about her arrest.

A local care service contacted police after one of its care coordinators had trouble completing a safety check on the woman's eight children. After arriving at the apartment, the coordinator allegedly found the front door unlocked and ajar, and proceeded inside. The coordinator found two children -- one of them an infant -- on a bed in a back room. The coordinator contacted authorities after one of the children ran to another room, leaving the infant behind.

Upon their arrival, police entered the apartment and claim they discovered two people smoking marijuana. Seven of the eight children were also allegedly found sleeping in a single bed. Police also reported that they found rotten food, garbage and feces throughout the home. The children were then removed from the home and placed in the care of a family member while the mother and her boyfriend were both arrested.

The mother claims that her child endangerment charges are the result of police officers lying about the true state of her home. However, since charges involving minors are usually handled quite seriously in Iowa, most defendants facing such charges are well-advised to remain vigilant when creating their criminal defense foundations. Most people find that this is best accomplished under the careful guidance of an experienced counsel.

Source: kcrg.com, "Dubuque woman defends herself after police arrest her on seven child endangerment charges", Allison Wong, Jan. 4, 2018

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