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2203, 2017

Your Rights During a Traffic Stop: How Much Information Are You Required to Give?

By |March 22, 2017|Rights & Amendments, Uncategorized|

Getting pulled over for a traffic violation can be a stressful experience. Many of those who are involved in a traffic stop get nervous and end up volunteering far too much information to the officer. This can sometimes result in additional charges that never would have occurred had the driver stopped talking before incriminating him or herself. Most drivers in normal situations have no idea how much information they are required to give officers when [...]

2301, 2017

Cell Phone and Driving: What Do I Need to Know as an Iowa Driver?

By |January 23, 2017|Rights & Amendments, Uncategorized|

As smartphones continue to become more and more popular, laws need to continually change to keep up. Being aware of the laws in the state where you are operating a motor vehicle is important so you can conduct yourself accordingly. Of course, you should never engage in any risky driving behavior whether it’s legal or not, but as an attorney, I firmly believe that knowing the law and your rights as a citizen is beneficial [...]

1912, 2016

Real-Time Ridesharing: What Should You Know Before You Take Uber or Lyft?

By |December 19, 2016|Uncategorized|

Real-time ridesharing has become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional taxi cabs or taking public transportation—and for good reason.  Why spend the extra money on a taxi or be subject to uncomfortable or unreliable public transportation when you can simply access an app and a personal driver arrives a few minutes later, right on your doorstep?  While some are a bit uncomfortable riding in a perfect stranger’s vehicle even if it’s through a nationally recognized [...]