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Questions concerning the laws, criminal justice system, civil court procedures and related topics specific to the state of Iowa in the United Sates of America.

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Can a family member kick out a non paying renter [closed]

Living with my cousin for 8 months. He never asked for rent but I would give money when I could. Help with household chores and buy groceries monthly. Now all of a sudden he wants me out. What legal ...
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Is it legal for parents in Iowa not to allow 16 year old to attend high school

Imagine that a 16 year old in Iowa is not attending any high school because their parents do not want them to. However, they do want to attend high school. Is it legal for the parents to stop them ...
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Can errors in a Judge's decree allow the appealing party to appeal after the appeal time has elapsed?

In Iowa, can errors in a decree by a district Judge allow the appealing party to appeal past the normal appeal period? Without revealing the specific codes referenced in the Iowa Code library, the ...
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In Iowa why is there are harsher punishment for causing serious injury without intent than with intent?

In Iowa under §708.2 an assault (which is not distinct from battery in Iowa) with the intent to inflict a serious injury upon another§708.2(1) is an aggravated misdemeanor, which is punishable for ...
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Can a state suspend my license and not tell me about it?

A Iowa-registered driver was on the highway in Indiana, US, going 26 mph over the speed limit. The driver was pulled over and was fined. The driver went and payed the fine in person and resolved the ...
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How can I tell a judge that I want to live in the opposite house of the parent who has custody?

My parents divorced when I was 5 years old. I am now 16 years old and every time I turn a year older I get told I have to be one year older than I currently am before I can tell the judge which parent ...
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Can Parents Of A Minor Legally Take Away Something That They Own [duplicate]

I'm under the age of 18 (a minor). Do my parents have the right to take away my personal property? To clarify this I should mention that my parents are divorced and my dad has legal custody of me but ...
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If I make/wear a sweatshirt with a copyrighted image on it, but I don't sell it, can the copyright owner sue me?

I have an embroidery machine, so I embroidered my youth group's logo on to a sweatshirt. When I wore it there they said they copyrighted the logo and I should stop wearing it, because then people ...
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Retroactive benefits cut

My company just announced that they will no longer award paid time off, effective 15 days before the announcement. I’m concerned that such a change may not be legal. I am paid monthly. My job is at-...
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Is it election fraud or otherwise against the law to call a leaked caucus hotline being used for election?

Part of the media's narrative for the Iowa caucus is that pro-Trump pranksters/trolls from 4chan prank called the Iowa caucus locked up the phone lines preventing the redundant system from assisting ...
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What Iowa law states that a leased tenant cannot kick out a non-leased occupant/squatter

I have a temporary roommate who is not on the lease and is becoming a hindrance via not paying any form of rent nor showing any signs of moving out. I tried calling the police, but was told that in ...
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Are Police legally allowed to confiscate a Camera and Phone over "suspicious activity"?

A photographer is recording from a public sidewalk when he is confronted by Police. He refused to give his information because he had committed no crime. The Police then tried to claim that he was ...
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