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What are the OWI penalties in Iowa?

Across the United States, it's illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration, or BAC, of 0.08 or higher. The state of Iowa has additional penalties for anyone caught with a BAC of 0.15 or more. You might get lighter penalties if this is your first offense, but...

How do kids feel about divorce?

As a parent, it is difficult to know just how a divorce affects a child, especially if children are too young to understand or vocalize their feelings, or if they are older and do not want to talk to parents. However, knowing how your child feels can be crucial for...

Was your OWI arrest properly done?

In your rearview mirror, you notice the flashing patrol lights. A law enforcement officer stops you. The accusation: drunk driving. This is a serious charge, no question about it. Many repercussions surface with a drunk driving arrest and conviction. Incarceration,...