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Criminal defense: Man arrested on drugs and weapons charges

Law enforcement agencies in Iowa and elsewhere around the nation often work together on ongoing investigations. These operations frequently occur over a long period of time. Officers rely on tips and informants for information regarding suspected activities. Police recently made an arrest in Davenport following one such investigation, leaving one man in need of a strong criminal defense.

Probably not a good idea to admit theft without criminal defense

If Iowa police take someone into custody, claiming to have probable cause to make an arrest on suspicion that he or she has committed a crime, they may start asking the person they're arresting questions before they even get to the county jail. For instance, an officer might ask someone where he or she has been for the last several hours. Answering such questions without criminal defense representation present can be a bad idea, especially if prosecutors later file theft charges or some other criminal charges against the individual.  

Criminal defense: Man faces charges after stop for bad tail light

Many Iowa residents drive their vehicles, completely unaware that one of their tail lights may not be working properly. They may learn that their tail light is defective when a police officer notices this and stops them. Often, a driver may receive a warning or instructions to let officials know when the light has been repaired. Unfortunately, an Elgin man may now need to mount a criminal defense for a variety of charges after he was stopped for a defective light.

Criminal defense: Man facing charges after initial police mistake

"Nobody's perfect" is a phrase often tossed around when someone has made a mistake. Certainly, mistakes are made in all walks of life. However, when someone has been accused of an apparent crime, an inaccurate account of events can largely impact the type of criminal defense he or she must present. An Iowa man recently suspected in one complaint now faces a variety of other charges.

Criminal defense: Men facing drug charges after search of home

Being convicted of drug charges in Iowa could lead to some serious consequences, such as fines or jail time. Two Iowa men are facing several felony charges after drugs were allegedly discovered at their apartment. To get these charges dropped or reduced, the men will need to present a strong criminal defense.

Criminal defense: 2 arrested on drug charges

Iowa motorists may drive on roads and highways, completely unaware they have a taillight that is not working. When this occurs at night, police officers will frequently pull drivers over to let them know the defective light needs to be fixed. While some officers issue a citation, many drivers simply receive a warning and instructions to get the taillight repaired. Two individuals from Dubuque recently got more than a warning when they were stopped for a nonworking taillight. They now likely focused on mounting a criminal defense after drugs were allegedly discovered in their vehicle.

Iowa man might seek skilled criminal defense after arrest

A 25-year-old Iowa man who is on probation in a neighboring state was arrested in Davenport in the early morning hours of a recent Thursday. The man will likely consider his criminal defense options after he was charged with a Class C felony that might put him behind bars for 10 years if he is convicted. Reportedly, the alleged offense of disregarding of a traffic sign ultimately led to the man's arrest.

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.

Criminal defense: Iowa man accused of theft

An Iowa man was recently arrested for allegedly carrying out a string of thefts. He is facing a laundry list of charges, including multiple counts of both second and third-degree thefts and a single count of fourth-degree theft. He is currently still in police custody in lieu of bond and may already be focusing on his criminal defense plans.

2 women charged for defrauding, criminal defense likely priority

An ongoing criminal investigation resulted in the arrest of two Iowa women. Both face serious criminal charges for allegedly defrauding the grandparent of an incarcerated individual. Since felony charges tend to be more severe than misdemeanors, a more vigorous criminal defense is often necessary.