Des Moines is the capital of Iowa and the seat of Polk County. It’s known for corn, insurance, finance, publishing and the Iowa Caucus -- the first step in the U.S. presidential candidate nomination process for both Republicans and Democrats. While engaging in such an eclectic lifestyle, you might not necessarily be prepared if you have a legal issue. Don’t worry. FindLaw is the place to start. The following articles contain information about Des Moines local laws on wide ranging legal topics, including criminal law and car accidents. You can also find information on courthouses and free and low cost legal services.
You need a lawyer, but there’s no way you can afford one. Des Moines is already expensive enough. Between your rent, food, and bills, you’re already spread pretty thin. Des Moines has several options for free or low-cost legal aid for those who qualify.
If you’ve been arrested in Des Moines, you’re probably wondering what will happen next. There’s so much information to sort through. Here’s a useful guide to criminal cases in Iowa from the arrest to sentencing.
Have you or someone you know been in a car accident in the Des Moines area? Whether you were the driver or a passenger, there’s some important steps you should follow to preserve your rights. Learn about what to do at the scene, when to call the police, the role of attorneys, insurance companies, and more.