When Iowa individuals find themselves facing criminal charges, they're not only dealing with the immediate stress of arrest, potential jail time and more, they're also looking at the long-term damage such accusations could mean for their futures. From white collar crimes to assault and battery, felony charges to misdemeanors, or other charges, the criminal justice system is far too often a stressful and frightening place, especially without the support and guidance of an experienced legal professional. A recently arrested Iowa City woman may be finding her own current situation to be similarly overwhelming.
According to Iowa City police, the woman has only just been recently arrested for an incident in which she was allegedly involved that occurred over a year and a half ago. In Jan. 2016, a large fight reportedly broke out amongst a group of people. When officers arrived on the scene, they supposedly discovered shattered glass, a broken shovel and a baseball bat amongst other debris they claim was used during the incident.
Officers allege that, over the course of the incident, the accused got into a fight with a second individual, a man. Police accuse her of using a bat to damage to the man's car, smashing the windows and mirrors. The damages to the vehicle reportedly totaled about $1,100.
The woman was arrested this week and now faces several charges, including a felony and a misdemeanor. Without knowledge of the circumstances at the time of or even prior to the alleged incident, it's impossible to predict what strategies a criminal defense attorney might utilize to defend her in the case of a trial. Regardless, in cases like this or others when an Iowa resident finds him or herself accused of a crimes ranging from felony to assault and battery or any of a variety of other accusations, knowledgeable legal support can make all the difference in securing a positive outcome.
Source: thegazette.com, "Iowa City woman arrested in connection with 2016 brawl", Lee Hermiston, Sept. 28, 2017