Dealing with Criminal Charges in Iowa During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic

The Iowa criminal justice system continues to function despite the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. However, there have been changes in procedures. Many people facing charges understandably would rather not appear in a crowded courtroom these days. The good news is that the Iowa Supreme Court and many Iowa District Courts have each implemented changes in policies to try and keep everyone safe while still addressing criminal cases. For people facing new criminal charges with outstanding warrants, I have seen prosecutors are … Continued

What is a Motion?

Motions are a key part of just about every type of court case. This article discusses Motions in the Iowa and Illinois legal systems.

Court Date Continuances

Continuance is the legal term for when a court date is rescheduled to some time in the future.  There are many reasons that a court date may be Continued, and continuances can have significant effects upon cases.