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Defenses for OWI/DUI charges

When the police pull over a car and arrest the driver for being under the influence, the driver might fear what comes next. Drunk driving penalties in Iowa could leave someone facing fines, jail time and a loss of driving privileges. Those facing a third or fourth...

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What are burglary charges?

Burglary may rank as one of the more confusing criminal charges a defendant might face. While the law explicitly defines burglary under the Iowa criminal code, many defendants confuse burglary with other, often related crimes. Anyone charged with burglary would likely...

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How Ponzi schemes work and red flags

Financial crimes in West Des Moines, Iowa happen when the perpetrator has the intention of depriving a person of property through deceit. These schemes are commonly committed by individuals, corporations, or organizations. A Ponzi scheme is an example of a financial...

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