A charge against my client of Burglary — Second Degree was dismissed at the preliminary stage this week when I brought the court’s attention to the lack of any proof that he entered the structure.
It’s never easy going against DHS, but they aren’t invincible. Today they backed down from accusing my client of abusing his daughter when they saw the amount of evidence I had lined up. If you’re willing to do your homework, CINAs can be stopped.
I just got back from a juvenile hearing. My client had struggled a great deal throughout DHS’s involvement. After a year, the GAL was calling for termination of his parental rights. After a fight that went on all morning, the judge gave my client 45 more days to show he can clean up. A lot of lawyers say you’ll never win a TPR hearing, but I sure didn’t lose that one!
After 11 years of standing up for people’s rights in the courts of the State of Iowa, it was an honor to be sworn in this week to the Federal Court of The Southern District of Iowa. I look forward to now representing even more of those who need help in the Federal Jurisdiction.