How to Tell if You Have an Arrest Warrant

How to Tell if You Have an Arrest Warrant

When seeking legal counsel, many people begin by asking if there’s a warrant out for their arrest. Typically, when a warrant is made in Iowa, it is sealed and filed. Because the warrant is sealed, it cannot be seen on the Iowa Courts website, therefore you may not...
Detecting Marijuana in a Driver’s Blood

Detecting Marijuana in a Driver’s Blood

In Iowa, the driving while intoxicated law makes it illegal to drive while under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol. When it comes to driving drunk cases, the police use breath, urine, or blood tests to discover the person’s blood alcohol concentration while...
Is It Illegal to Possess Marijuana In Iowa?

Is It Illegal to Possess Marijuana In Iowa?

The short answer to your question is yes, it is illegal to possess marijuana in the state of Iowa. Unfortunately, each year, hundreds of people are busted on I-35 or I-80 for possession of marijuana. Many of these folks are busted on their returning journey from...
A Motion for Acquittal

A Motion for Acquittal

Defying the Odds: Federal Acquittals Pt. II A jury’s verdict of “not-guilty” amounts to an acquittal: a victory for the defense. It clears the defendant of charges and protects them from double jeopardy—the threat of being tried for the same crime twice. In movies and...
Let’s Talk About Meth in Iowa

Let’s Talk About Meth in Iowa

Let’s talk about methamphetamine, known simply as meth. Meth is a highly addictive stimulant drug, and an incredibly dangerous substance to put into your body. It’s the same drug made by Walter White, the character from the popular TV show Breaking Bad. Despite all...
Defying the Odds: Federal Acquittals

Defying the Odds: Federal Acquittals

On August 18, 2015, after deliberation by jury, a client of mine was acquitted of Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana, and Possession with Intent to Distribute. While every defense attorney’s goal is to win a “not guilty” verdict for their client, in a federal court,...