Tests Are Used for More than Taking your License

posted by Matthew Lindholm on Thursday, January 10, 2019

"This test (i.e. the breath test at the station) only deals with your license supsension" is not a true statement when someone is under investigation for an OWI charge.  The test result can also be used in the criminal proceedings.  Thus,  when the officer told a GRL Law client this, the end result was that the breath test was deemed inadmissible at trial becuase the client did not making a knowing and informed decision to submit to the test in light of the misinformation he was provided.  With the key piece of evidence being thrown out, the State agreed to amend the charge to public intoxication thereby saving the client's license and avoding an OWI on his criminal record.
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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