Appanoose County, Iowa- A GRL Law client was charged with Boating While Intoxicated (BWI), Second Offense. A conviction for BWI 2nd offense results in a minimum fine of $1,000, seven days in county jail, completing a substance abuse evaluation and completing all recommended treatment, and a loss of the person’s boating privileges for two years. […]
The answer to this question is simple. Nothing! Invoke GRL Law’s trademarked phrase – Shut up, wise up, lawyer up. Do not say anything, do not do anything, talk to a lawyer first. You cannot be required to answer questions. You cannot be required to perform the boating field sobriety testing – referred to by law […]
Johnson County, Iowa- After successful pretrial motions were filed on behalf of a GRL client, the prosecutor and court agreed that the client should receive a deferred judgment and not suffer a revocation of his boating privileges. The client avoided jail time and did not suffer a minimum one year boating revocation.
Boaters are often pulled over on the water by Department Natural Resources Conservation Officers to ensure that all the safety equipment regulations are being complied with. These so-called “safety-checks” can result in additional investigations and charges such as boating while intoxicated if the officer’s suspicions are triggered during that inspection.
State amends BWI charge to boating ticket after GRL attorney Grant Gangestad’s decision in State v. Pettijohn.
GRL Law dismantles Iowa’s implied consent for boating while intoxicated cases. What does this mean going forward?
As one of the busiest boating weekends of the year approaches, the Iowa Supreme Court has invalidated Iowa’s Boating While Intoxicated law as it pertains to the procedures used to obtain blood, breath, and urine results.
Boating While Intoxicated Charge Amended to Traffic Ticket after successful motion to suppress
Boating While Intoxicated Breath Test Refusal Suppressed