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    Looking for an Attorney in Ames... HELP!

    Hey guys,

    I was charged with Public Intox this weekend and I need to hire an attorney to help have this dropped or deferred. I have a job lined up with a prominent MIS firm who would not be too happy and frankly may yank my job offer. Does anyone have experience with an attorney in Ames that they would suggest?? Thanks!



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    Re: Looking for an Attorney in Ames... HELP!

    Have heard good things about Dan Gonnerman...



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    I got bad news - your arrest is already public record, no lawyer you hire is going to be able to go back in time and wipe all record of the incident from the books.



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    Student Legal Services should absolutely be your first stop.



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    Re: Looking for an Attorney in Ames... HELP!

    The good news (i think) is that even if you get convicted, Public Intox is one criminal offense that can be easily expunged after 2 years.
    That said, I would spend the $$$ and get the good lawyer who may be able to get this thing dismissed



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    Re: Looking for an Attorney in Ames... HELP!

    I'll probably get flamed for this, but were you publicly intoxicated? My personal experience is most cops (especially in a college town) are dicks, but if you broke the law then man up. If you weren't then good luck to you and give 'em hell. Sorry, I don't know an attorney. Cyballz is right, it already is public record or soon will be (Iowa Courts Online Search), but a charges dismissed public record is a lot better than a guilty one.



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    It's public intox, who cares! I have like 4 of those and it was never a issue with any of my jobs. Most places look for felonies and serious misdemeanors. Just tell your employer you got drunk, walked home and was picker up because you were walking funny. I'm sure the head of your prominent MIS firm is banging two hookers and doing a line of blow off the back of a totlet as we speak. Don't worry about it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyznutz View Post
    I'm sure the head of your prominent MIS firm is banging two hookers and doing a line of blow off the back of a totlet as we speak.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyznutz View Post
    It's public intox, who cares! I have like 4 of those and it was never a issue with any of my jobs. Most places look for felonies and serious misdemeanors. Just tell your employer you got drunk, walked home and was picker up because you were walking funny. I'm sure the head of your prominent MIS firm is banging two hookers and doing a line of blow off the back of a totlet as we speak. Don't worry about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyznutz View Post
    It's public intox, who cares! I have like 4 of those and it was never a issue with any of my jobs. Most places look for felonies and serious misdemeanors. Just tell your employer you got drunk, walked home and was picker up because you were walking funny. I'm sure the head of your prominent MIS firm is banging two hookers and doing a line of blow off the back of a totlet as we speak. Don't worry about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyznutz View Post
    It's public intox, who cares! I have like 4 of those and it was never a issue with any of my jobs. Most places look for felonies and serious misdemeanors. Just tell your employer you got drunk, walked home and was picker up because you were walking funny. I'm sure the head of your prominent MIS firm is banging two hookers and doing a line of blow off the back of a totlet as we speak. Don't worry about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gogagig View Post
    The good news (i think) is that even if you get convicted, Public Intox is one criminal offense that can be easily expunged after 2 years.
    Which begs the question, why is this even a crime?! If it's allowed to be completely removed from your record what's the point?? I'll tell you what the point is, it's a cheap money grab for the city to the tune of $300 plus...



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    Quote Originally Posted by JRCampy View Post
    Which begs the question, why is this even a crime?! If it's allowed to be completely removed from your record what's the point?? I'll tell you what the point is, it's a cheap money grab for the city to the tune of $300 plus...
    Public intox is a state law...its not a municipal offense.



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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Public intox is a state law...its not a municipal offense.
    Okay, it's cheap money grab for the state then.



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