I contacted Colin Murphy for a speeding ticket in Iowa. He was very detailed and extremely knowledgeable about Iowa statutes regarding my speeding ticket. We appealed to a higher court and the ticket was dismissed. I would recommend Colin Murphy for any traffic violation in Iowa.
Frequent readers of the GRL Law blog are familiar with the term “NFG.” We also explain it in detail here. A NFG can occur at trial. Or, like this case, on appeal. At the close of the state’s case at trial, the criminal defense attorneys at GRL Law moved to dismiss the speeding charge. Why? […]
The traffic ticket defense lawyers at GRL Law field calls regularly from drivers cited for excessive speed. More often than not, it’s only after they receive a suspension notice from the Iowa DOT. That’s right. The consequences of pleading guilty are more than just the fine, surcharge and court costs. The DOT can suspend the […]
At GRL Law, we are preparing to argue yet another case before the Iowa Supreme Court next month in State v. Sewell. The case involves law enforcement’s attempts to record phone conversations between arrested persons and their attorneys while at the jail. As we prepare to argue Sewell, we also eagerly await two pending decisions […]
Don’t Let Those Traffic Tickets Pile Up: How the DOT Can Pull Your Driver’s License for Multiple Moving Violations
Imagine this scenario: you get a traffic ticket for a failure to correctly use a traffic signal. You might have failed to signal within the required distance, you might not have. You could dispute the ticket, but you decide that it’s not worth it to take the time off from work, go to trial, and […]
Iowa Supreme Court to Decide Whether Refusal of a Breath Test May Be Used Against a Person as Evidence of Guilt at Trial in an Operating While Intoxicated Case
Recently, GRL Law attorney Grant Gangestad argued the case of State v. Kilby before the Iowa Supreme Court. The case dealt with an Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) charge. The client’s charge stemmed from a fender bender in a parking lot. Officers were called to the scene and began an investigation into possible intoxication of the […]
From the start, Colin explained the process that was to come as well as what his expectations would be for my case. This all occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic, which added stress to the situation. Colin was always open to talk and clarify any confusions that I had throughout the process, all while obtaining the […]
Norwalk, Warren County, Iowa. It took almost two years of fighting but persistence paid off. The Iowa Court of Appeals agreed that GRL Law’s client was Not Guilty of Conspiracy to Commit Theft. In a prosecution riddled with misconduct, GRL Law’s client was convicted of a crime she did not commit. She waived her right […]
When faced with an out of state OWI charge, and feeling that something wasn’t quite right with the charges, I began reaching out to local attorneys in north Iowa. I was appalled at the number of attorneys I reached out to who instantly wanted a $1,200-$1,500 dollar retainer to plead me guilty and not even […]
Appellate Court reverses conviction after determining that there was no valid reason to stop GRL Law client’s vehicle.