Indianola, Warren County, Iowa. A Warren County Jury found GRL’s client NOT GUILTY at trial. In an unusual case, GRL’s client was prosecuted for OWI after another driver who was high on methamphetamine, crossed the center line and hit him in a head-on collision. GRL’s client was taken to the hospital for medical treatment and […]
Can I be FORCED to provide a breath sample to law enforcement if I am suspected of OWI? As criminal defense attorneys specializing in OWI defense, we often get questions about what to do if arrested for an OWI. Many of the questions surround what to do if asked for a sample from your body: […]
Boone County, Iowa. A client for GRL attorney Matt Lindholm (aka The Wolf), recently had his operating while intoxicated charge dismissed. The client was charged with OWI after law enforcement officers obtained a search warrant and took a sample of his blood for chemical testing. A motion to suppress was filed challenging the admissibility of […]
Are blood or saliva concentrations of delta-9 THC metabolites predictive of impairment? That’s what a recent article in the Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews journal sought to determine. The article published data from a meta-regression analysis of 28 studies involving 824 participants. The biggest takeaway is that neither THC nor THC metabolite concentrations are consistent predictors […]
Boone County, Iowa. Attorney Matt Lindholm recently appeared before a Boone County judge arguing that the use of a blood testing kit that was expired by five years and was used to collect his client’s blood for a drunk driving prosecution should not be admissible. At the heart of the issue was whether the blood […]
Polk County, Iowa- A GRL Law client was approached by officers while sleeping in his car in a residential neighborhood with his vehicle running. Officers suspected that he was under the influence. The client was taken back to the station where he was asked to consent to a breath test. The client stated that he […]
The February 5, 2021 issue of Traffic Injury Prevention published results from an Australian study assessing the relationship between THC levels and driving performance. Volunteers consumed vaporized cannabis samples of varying potencies containing THC, CBD and a placebo. Blood and saliva samples were collected 30 minutes after inhalation and 3.5 hours later. Researchers evaluated driving […]
I recently came across a little-known study published in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology that raises serious questions regarding whether the gold standard in forensic urine testing could mistake hemp-derived CBD for THC. Many laboratories include derivatization as a part of their sample preparation for analysis by gas chromatography – mass spectroscopy (GC-MS). Derivatization is the […]
Polk County, Iowa- Client’s breath test was thrown out of court when it was determined that the officer violated the client’s rights to an independent blood test. The client’s driver’s license was spared and he avoided an OWI conviction.
Felony OWI amended to OWI 1st offense after motion to suppress evidence was filed.