1. What To Do After A Car Crash

    According to the US Census Bureau, about 10 million car wrecks take place every year. The odds are good that, sooner or later, you’ll be involved in an accident. But what should you do right after it happens? At Crowdes Legal, we have years of experience in numerous legal fields, including personal injury law. The moment that the car crash happens, it’s understandably hard to keep everything s…Read More

  2. What To Bring When You First Meet With Your Attorney

    When it comes to a legal meeting, we strongly believe that your time is extremely valuable. If you were recently in an automobile accident and you’re looking to meet with a personal injury lawyer, there are a few things to remember so that you don’t waste your time at your first meeting. Initially, we’ll want to make sure that we have proper documentation of your injuries as well as discover…Read More

  3. 5 Reasons To Use A Lawyer

    The process of divorce is one of the most stressful situations you’re likely to encounter. Nearly half of all marriages end in divorce, and emotions can get in the way of handling the legal issues clearly and impartially. However, by hiring someone experienced in family law, there are tangible benefits that can be enjoyed. A skilled attorney can offer emotional support during an extremely trying…Read More

  4. Explaining Family Law

    It’s true that just about anyone can start a family on their own. However, there are certain aspects and procedures affecting the family that need to be handled within the legal system. This refers to family law, but what does it cover, and how do you know when you need a family law attorney?   Generally speaking, family law covers legal matters and civil proceedings when it comes to the fi…Read More

  5. Operating While Intoxicated: A Scenario

    An OWI arrest was the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I was out watching a football game at a sports bar with a couple of my buddies one night. We were drinking, but since I was there for awhile, I figured I was spreading them out enough to where I wouldn’t get drunk. On the way home, I got pulled over by a cop. He told me I had a burned out tail light, which I had known about, but had…Read More

  6. Are Courts Stricter When You Receive An OWI During The Holidays?

    More OWI arrests are made during the holidays, but most judges are not more strict about penalties. They are not more lenient either. Many states have mandatory sentencing laws for drunk drivers. Where those laws don’t exist and judges have more discretion, judges vary on how strictly they sentence. OWI Arrests Rise During The Holidays Most states report a rise in OWI arrests of 40% or more duri…Read More

  7. Law Enforcement Increases During The Holidays

    Retailers are not the only ones getting ready for the winter holidays, law enforcement officers are preparing for the holiday season too. This is because many different local law enforcement agencies participate in an enhanced OWI enforcement campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The campaign focuses on the following t…Read More

  8. Don’t Let A Holiday OWI Ruin Your New Year

    Many of us choose to spend the holidays with our loved ones and some of us choose to spend them with total strangers at a popular nightclub. Whatever our plans may be, most of us share one thing in common, alcohol. The holidays are filled with presents, feasts, and of course, a good dose of spirits. Whether you are partial to champagne or prefer a good glass of whiskey, drinking during the holiday…Read More

  9. Let Us Handle The Details Of Your OWI Case

    In Iowa, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or other drug combination of such substances. With alcohol, the state must prove either that your alcohol concentration was .08 or more or that you were actually under the influence of alcohol. Typically if your alcohol level is above .08, the State will charge you with operating while intoxicated.…Read More

  10. The Negative Consequences of An OWI Conviction

    An operating while under the influence conviction comes with harsh penalties. If convicted, this criminal offense can have both immediate and long-term impacts. Immediate impacts for an OWI conviction can include fines, jail time, suspension of a driver’s license and even installation of an ignition interlock device. Although many are aware of these negative consequences, few are aware of the im…Read More