What to do if Suspected of Boating While Intoxicated in Iowa
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 […]
Are Boating Safety Checks Legal?
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.
Boating While Intoxicated Charge amended to Simple Misdemeanor boating violation
State amends BWI charge to boating ticket after GRL attorney Grant Gangestad’s decision in State v. Pettijohn.
GRL Law Wins a Landmark Boating While Intoxicated Case: What it Means to Iowa Boaters
GRL Law dismantles Iowa’s implied consent for boating while intoxicated cases. What does this mean going forward?
Iowa Supreme Court Invalidates Iowa’s Boating While Intoxicated Law
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.
Iowa Supreme Court REVERSES Conviction for Boating While Intoxicated
Iowa Supreme Court finds breath test in a BWI case was coerced, leading to suppression of blood alcohol evidence and requiring reversal of conviction.