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Woman and 10-year-old boy charged with possession

On Sept. 15, it was reported that an Iowa woman was taken into custody after a 10-year-old boy allegedly attempted to sell marijuana to a classmate. The classmate reportedly informed the school's administration about the attempt, causing the authorities to be called to the school at about 12:45 p.m. on Sept. 11.

Man arrested for possession of dry wall

Imagine driving home after a long day of work when a police officer pulls you over. The officer notices a white powder in your car and immediately places you under arrest for possession of cocaine. You try to explain that the powder is dry wall from the job you were working on that day, but a K-9 indicated that there were drugs present in your vehicle.

A person's rights when police conduct a search

If an Iowa resident is suspected of committing a crime, police may search his or her home or seize property if it is evidence of that crime. However, there are limits to how far the government may go to collect this evidence. The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution says that only reasonable searches and seizures may be conducted. For instance, a search may generally not be conducted without probable cause.

Charged with a OWI? One of these defenses might apply

A conviction for driving while intoxicated (DWI) can have a lasting effect on many aspects of your life. For example, if you are a college student your university can suspend you, you might lose access to financial aid, and you may even have problems finding a decent job or a nice apartment with a criminal conviction on your record.

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