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Understanding Gun Seizure and Returns

Federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies have the authority to seize your firearm in several situations. Unfortunately, many gun owners are not aware of their rights when it comes to gun seizure, which is why sometimes firearms are seized unlawfully.
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When Family Gatherings Escalate to Violence

Family gatherings are meant to be times of joy and celebration, bringing together loved ones to share in each other's company. Unfortunately, these gatherings can sometimes escalate into arguments and, in extreme cases, violence.
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What You Need to Know About a DUI Checkpoint

When cruising the roads of Iowa, drivers occasionally encounter DUI checkpoints, especially on holiday weekends. DUI checkpoints are a great tool for maintaining road safety in Iowa. They serve as an effective deterrent for impaired driving and provide law enforcement with a proactive approach to keeping the roads safe.
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DUI Diversion Programs: Do You Qualify?

DUI diversion programs, often referred to as first-offender programs or DUI diversion agreements, offer an alternative route for those faced with first-offense DUI charges.
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Can I Clear a Domestic Violence Charge From My Record?

A domestic violence charge doesn't have to define your future, but it's essential to understand that every case is unique and no outcome is guaranteed. The result will depend on the specific circumstances and evidence involved.
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Gun Usage for Self-Defense in an Open Carry State

Knowledge is power. And knowledge is safety. That's why Balduchi Law Office, PC is committed to helping you understand the ins and outs of Iowa law, particularly as it pertains to self-defense and the use of firearms for protection.
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Are Inmate Phone Calls Private? Are They Public Record?

Anyone whose loved one is in jail or prison understands how frustrating and difficult incarceration can be for their loved one and the entire family. For many people whose freedom is restricted, visits and phone calls with loved ones are critical for their emotional and mental well-being while in jail or prison.
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Can You Refuse a Field Sobriety Test? And Should You?

Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) or under the influence of drugs or alcohol is prohibited in Iowa. On suspicion of impaired or drunk driving, the police can stop your vehicle and ask you to take a field sobriety test, among other DUI tests. Understanding your rights with a field sobriety test is imperative to know what to do when pulled over for DUI and ensure that you do not implicate yourself inadvertently.
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What Are My Miranda Rights?

Most of us have seen police shows on TV where an officer informs someone in custody that they have a right to remain silent and be represented by an attorney during questioning. This statement, required by a 1966 U.S. Supreme Court decision, is known as your Miranda Rights.
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Do I Have to Let the Police Search Me? My Car? My Home?

The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was enacted to protect citizens from any unlawful search and seizure by government authorities, including law enforcement officers. Unless under certain exceptions, it is illegal for a police officer to search a person's home, vehicle, or property without obtaining a valid search warrant or following the guidelines for conducting searches.
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