Concealed carry permit 

Concealed carry permit 

January 1, 2011. This is the effective date in which nonprofessional permits were issued. What this meant at the time was that any person can apply for a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Only persons eligible will be issued that permit. What makes a...
Misdemeanor vs felony

Misdemeanor vs felony

Both a misdemeanor and a felony are crimes. It is the crime as well as the length of punishment that help to distinguish the two. In other words, is the crime severe enough to warrant an argument by the prosecution for a sentence to be a certain length of time and in...
How to pick the best lawyer for you

How to pick the best lawyer for you

When deciding who you want to represent you in a courtroom, there are a few things to consider and questions to ask in order to have the best experience possible. A law is a system or set of rules made by each level of government; cities, counties, states and federal....
Self-Defense Law in Iowa 101

Self-Defense Law in Iowa 101

In the State of Iowa, when a person is facing assault or homicide charges, he or she can sometimes argue that their actions were in self-defense. In Iowa law, an individual can be considered justified in responding with reasonable force. The circumstances must warrant...
The difference between Probation and Parole

The difference between Probation and Parole

The difference between Probation and Parole Probation and parole hold similar meanings to those convicted of a crime; time is being served while living in the community with strict guidelines and expectations, an alternative to incarceration. The biggest difference...
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...