Tag: 6th Amendment

They Don’t Quit, We Don’t Quit

Waukon, Allamakee County.  An unfortunate turn of events turned into an unusual legal battle in GRL’s defense of an Operating While Intoxicated and speeding case. In an unexpected and tragic twist, the Trooper who investigated GRL’s client passed away in a car accident prior to the case getting to court.  The prosecution understandably did not want to voluntarily let an Operating While Intoxicated accusation walk away unscathed, simply because their officer had passed away.  The prosecution pressed on, attempting to argue a number of different legal points to justify the continued prosecution. GRL continued to fight on behalf of our […]

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Iowa Supreme Court Severely Limits Rights of People Under Arrest for OWI

The Iowa Supreme Court took an unfortunate significant step backwards as it relates to the rights of individuals arrested, but not yet formally charged with Operating While Intoxicated, in Iowa.  In State v. Sewell, a case argued by GRL Law, Justice Mansfield, delivered the opinion of the court which held a person arrested for Operating While Intoxicated, who has been asked to submit to a breath test, but has not yet been formally charged with the offense, does NOT have the right to a privileged phone call with an attorney. Justice Appel issued a stern dissent, arguing that the request […]

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