Privacy Matters

Adair County, Iowa.  Attorney Matt Lindholm recently secured a favorable resolution of an OWI charge when it was determined that his client had requested to speak privately on the phone.  This request for privacy was ultimately denied by the officer and the client was never informed that he could speak privately in person with an attorney at the station which was a violation of his rights under Iowa Code Section 804.20.  As a result, the breath test was thrown out the the charge was amended to public intoxication thereby keeping an OWI off of the clients driving and criminal record.