Rater Law Blog
Iowa’s New Expungement Law
New expungement law gives Iowans the chance to permanently remove certain misdemeanor convictions from criminal their record.
Changes in Iowa Law Affect Boaters in the State
Iowa state patrol and police officers have always had the right to seek breath alcohol tests when pulling over drivers they suspect of being under the influence. Until recently, that also applied to those who were operating boats or other modes of water transportation such as jet skis. However, this summer, those laws have changed. The Iowa Supreme Court recently ruled that allowing officers to seek such tests in suspected drunken boating incidents is coercive [...]
Iowa Law and Criminal Record Expungement: What You Need To Know Before You Plead
One of the questions I get asked most frequently in my criminal defense area of practice is how a client can get a criminal charge expunged from their record. The reasons for wanting a record removed are many. Some individuals don’t think they’ll be able to get the job they want with a criminal record, while others would prefer a landlord or spouse never finds out about their past. The state of Iowa’s policy is [...]