I Want to Call to Get Bond–Nope!

Ringgold County, Iowa.  A GRL client recently had an OWI charge amended to reckless driving.  The amended charge was the result of Attorney Matt Lindholm finding a way to get the client’s breath test refusal suppressed.  The client requested an opportunity to place a phone call to secure bond for his release prior to deciding whether to consent or refuse the chemical breath test request and the officer denied the request.  This denial violated Iowa Code Section 804.20 and provided a basis for suppression of the resulting breath test refusal which saved the client’s drivers license and secured the amended charge.