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Iowa man arrested on forgery charges, a class D felony

Felonies are a type of crime generally considered less violent or dangerous; in fact, while obviously illegal, some felonies are what many might term a "victimless" crime. In Iowa, even within the umbrella felony grouping, there is still a wide assortment of crimes, ranging from Class A felonies all the way down to Class D, the least serious. Though Class D felonies are sometimes considered minimal, they are still felonies and are thus subject to any and all potential attendant penalties.

Iowa man accused of stealing motorcycle faces felony charges

Sometimes, all it takes for an individual's life to change is the mere accusation of a crime. Especially for anyone unfamiliar with the legal system, being charged with a felony and arrested can be an unsettling and frightening experience. It may be even more upsetting if the situation is one in which it's one person's word against another, with little other apparent evidence.

Iowa men facing felony charges over stolen walnut trees

Recently, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources reported the theft of nine walnut trees from a state forest. The two men who have since been accused of the crime have since turned themselves in to authorities. The individuals are now facing felony theft charges, according to authorities.

Former Iowa assistant jail administrator facing felony charges

Even being accused of a crime can potentially affect a person's career prospects, both in the present and the future. In Iowa, a man facing felony charges has already lost his job. Now, depending on the outcome of his June trial, the stakes for his future are even higher than just finding a new job.

Iowa teacher loses job after being accused of sex crimes

Sexual offenses run the gamut from something like indecent exposure for public urination to violent rape, with a host of possibilities between. While these different offenses vary greatly in their severity, the fact remains that being found guilty of most of them results in a court order requiring the individual to be included on an official sex offender registry for the rest of his or her life. Despite the legal presumption of innocence, just being accused of sex crimes is often enough to destroy a person's career, relationships and more.

Iowa dairy workers union president facing embezzlement charges

An Iowa man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly embezzling more than $45,000 over a three-year span. The defendant is the former president of the United Dairy Workers of Le Mars, the organization from which he stands accused of embezzling the funds. Embezzlement, a class B felony, can carry penalties of up to 20 years in prison if a conviction is ultimately secured.

Iowa man accused of felony, theft facing numerous charges

While felonies are generally defined as crimes involving violence, that is not necessarily always the case. Felonies are more serious than misdemeanors, though, and typically carry a more severe sentence, including the possibility of jail time. An Iowa man accused of theft and felony forgery has just been arrested and may be facing such a sentence, though an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to work with him to improve the outlook.

Conflicting accounts of alleged Iowa sex crimes lead to confusion

Accusations of crimes of a sexual nature can be among the most difficult to either prove or refute. Sex crimes sometimes become a game of "he said/she said," but one with very high stakes indeed. In Iowa City, a man was recently arrested on accusations of sexual assault, but a number of conflicting accounts are making it difficult to determine what actually occurred.

Iowa man facing 5 counts of felony identity theft

An Iowa man is facing multiple counts of felony identity theft. The Osceola business owner has been charged with five counts of felony, each a class D because of the amounts involved. Per the Iowa Department of Transportation's Bureau of Investigation and Identity Protection, if he is convicted, the defendant would be subject to provisions prohibiting him from owning or even working for a licensed motor vehicle dealer in the state of Iowa in the future.

Iowa woman accused of embezzlement of over $500,000

In small businesses and small towns, there seems to be a growing trend of employees accused of taking advantage of the trust their employers place in them. In one Iowa town, the government offices are reeling after being alerted to inconsistencies in the accounting records. The former city clerk is now facing embezzlement charges.

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