An unrelenting tide of bad news has swept over corporate America in the last year—and with unemployment continuing to climb, anemic earnings, and the sound of long knives being applied to the whetstone in Washington, things show no sign of looking up.
If you have been arrested, the Constitution of the United States protects your rights to legal counsel, and to remaining silent. To invoke your rights, tell Law Enforcement personnel you do not want to answer any questions without your attorney present and are invoking your right to remain silent.
Iowa classifies crimes into felony and misdemeanor offenses and by their severity. More severe crimes, such as Forgery, Possession with Intent to Deliver, Willful Injury are felony offenses. Less severe crimes, such as some types of theft, Operating While Intoxicated, 1st Offense are misdemeanors.
Search: The general rule is that in order to search a person’s house, property, vehicle or person, law enforcement must have first obtained a search warrant supported by probable cause and signed by a neutral judge. There are exceptions to the search warrant requirement, the most common of which is consent.
Think carefully about your words, movement, body language, and emotions. Keep your hands where Law Enforcement can see them. Do not keep moving or run away if ordered to stop, even if you believe what is happening is unreasonable.
What kind of documents will be needed to put together what the court will need to decide all of the issues involved?
If custody of a child or children is an issue, the most important documents are a journal or diary kept by a person showing their involvement with the child or children.
No area of family law brings to the courtroom the tension, anxiety, hostility, volatility and raw emotion as child custody and visitation litigation. If this issue cannot be decided between the parties, the Judge will make the decision. Generally, Judges look to what is in the best interest of the children.
A court of law is the only way in which one can obtain a divorce or dissolution of marriage. The court has jurisdiction to resolve the issues involved in a divorce, including, but not limited to: custody and visitation rights, division of property and debts, spousal support, child support, restraining orders, etc..