The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult situations we face during our lifetimes.
Drunk driving charges are serious in their own right, but things go from bad to worse when someone is fatally injured in an accident.
With your freedom on the line, you should retain an experienced from our firm.
Want to keep your family's future protected?
The DOT only looks at prior drunk driving license suspensions within the past 12 years to determine if the current charge is a 1st, 2nd or subsequent offense. Zero tolerance (.02) offenses count!
Under Iowa laws, any person found to have been operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated by failing a sobriety test or refusing to submit to a sobriety test must complete a mandatory drinking and driving course.
Requires actual criminal conviction for operating while intoxicated.
not eligible for deferred
$1250 plus 35% surcharge
OWI 1st Offense is a Serious Misdemeanor
OWI 2nd Offense is an Aggravated Misdemeanor
OWI Third Offense is a FELONY
Vehicular Homicide by Operating While Intoxicated REQUIRES a 25 year prison sentence if convicted.
Serious Injury by Vehicle by Operating While Intoxicated REQUIRES a 5 year prison sentence if convicted.
Boating While Intoxicated in Iowa - No reason to ever take a test.
So you thought that jail time and license suspensions were the only thing you had to worry about?
Local: 515-226-0500Toll Free: 1-877-GRL-LAWS
In Iowa it's called Operating while Intoxicated, or OWI. Most people refer to them as DUI. But we have the most severe mandatory minimum penalties that go along with a DUI that are higher and more severe than any other misdemeanor offense a person can be charged with in the state of Iowa.
Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm, PLC
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West Des Moines, IA 50266
Des Moines, Iowa: 515-226-0500
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Mason City, Iowa 50401