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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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Iowa laws regarding heroin

Heroin is an addictive drug that can have severe consequences for those who use it, so in Iowa, there are laws meant to help protect people from the dangers of heroin. Here are the rules you should know regarding heroin possession, distribution and trafficking....

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