But My Lawyer is Not Here!

Polk County, Iowa.  A GRL client recently received the new he was hoping for…..”you are not going to lose your license or have a conviction for OWI.”  Fortunately, this client was astute enough to indicate to the officer that “my attorney is not here” when he was asked to submit to a breath test.  This simple statement required an the arresting officer to inform him that he had the right to have an attorney come to the station and meet with him and the officer’s failure to do so, precluded the DOT from revoking his driver’s license.  After the favorable DOT ruling the State agreed to amend the criminal charge to reckless driving.  Sometimes the little things can make a big difference in the outcome of an OWI case!