Misinformation Results in Reduced OWI Charge

Humboldt County, Iowa.  Attorney Matt Lindholm secured a reduction in an OWI charge to public intoxication after successfully excluding the use of some evidence by the State at trial.  At issue was whether the client was mislead to believe that he would not be eligible for a work permit if he did not submit to the chemical test.  As a result, the breath test results were suppressed and the OWI charge reduced which avoided a criminal conviction for OWI and saved the client’s license.