Review of Video and Law Saves Client

Client was charged in Dallas County with OWI and Child Endangerment for allegedly driving under the influence with her 14-year-old daughter in the vehicle.  A review of the Iowa Code showed that the State was required to dismiss the Child Endangerment charge because the legal definition of a child for that Code section is a person under the age of 14.  The State agreed to suppress Client’s breath test results after a review of the video showed that the officer administered the breath test prior to making a written request for the sample as required by Iowa law.  Client’s driver’s license was spared and she pled guilty to lesser charges of public intoxication and reckless driving.