Misleading Advice

Appanoose County, Iowa.  A GRL clients drunk driving charges were amended to public intoxication which saved saved an OWI from being entered on his criminal record and prevented a loss of his driver’s license.  The amendment of the charge was completed after attorney Matt Lindholm reviewed the case and found that the arresting officer misinformed the client about the applicability of the urine test that was being requested.  The officer misinformed him that the test was only for DOT purposes and that it did not have anything to do with the criminal proceedings which was incorrect.  As a result, the urine test refusal was deemed inadmissible at trial and the charge was amended to public intoxication.