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Forfeiture bill receives hearing in Iowa Senate Committee

Last year, a report by an Iowa newspaper found issues with the way in which some law enforcement agencies throughout the state were using the criminal forfeiture laws. In some cases, police departments and sheriff's offices were using forfeiture laws as a means of gathering cash to operate elements of their departments, and because of the way these laws function, they could practically "shakedown" citizens they stopped for any cash they discovered in their vehicle.

Study find false confessions can result from sleep deprivation

If you have been arrested by the police, or if you are merely part of an investigation, the police are likely to interrogate you. They may tell you that they would like you to come down to the police station and talk, or they may bring you into custody and engage in a more formal interrogation, complete with Miranda warnings.

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