Any Request for a Phone Call is Sufficient

posted by Matthew Lindholm on Friday, November 01, 2019

Hardin County, Iowa

Phone calls are in important aspect to any criminal investigation including OWI's, and the failure inform someone about their right to a phone call or refusal to allow a phone call can result in evidence being thrown out in a criminal case.  That is what happened to this client who was facing an OWI first offense charge.  After reviewing the discovery materials, it was determined that the client had request to speak to a police officer after he had been taken to the police station.  The officer denied this request and never informed him who he was allowed to call (i.e. a family member or an attorney).  As a result, the clients breath test refusal was suppressed, his driver's license was saved, and his OWI charge was amended to public intoxication and reckless driving.
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Mr. Lindholm has been named to the Top 40 Under 40 and selected to the Super Lawyers list for the third straight year in 2015.  He has also repeatedly been named Avvo's Client Choice and Top Attorney for DUI defense with a Superb rating of 10.0 out of a pos ... read more