Today is the busiest travel day of the year with millions flying or driving to visit friends and family over the Thanksgiving Day weekend. And while most people are not thinking that they may need the services of a criminal defense attorney, there are a few things to keep in mind.
According to the Iowa Constitution, those convicted of an "infamous" crime can be denied the right to vote. The state has defined that to include all felonies and some misdemeanors. Recently, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the definition of infamous crimes did not cover misdemeanors and only some felonies are infamous.
Drug-related sentences have been controversial for much of the last few decades. The war on drugs and disparities in sentencing between powdered cocaine and crack cocaine has led to long and vocal protests.