Tag: driver’s license

Prosecutor Rebuffs Reasonable Resolution, Loses Entire Case. Operating While Intoxicated Charge and License Suspension Beat

Corning, Adams County, Iowa.  Prior to a hearing on defendant’s motion to suppress evidence, defendant offered to plead to an amended charge of Reckless Driving with the requirement of completing the operating while intoxicated weekend class.  The prosecution would have none of it choosing instead to go forward with the hearing.  At the hearing, the […]

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OWI Dismissed

Wright County, Iowa.  Attorney Matt Lindholm (a.k.a The Wolf) recently secured the dismissal of a client’s operating while intoxicated charge and saved the client’s drivers license from being suspended.  Matt was able to obtain the preliminary breath testing calibration logs and determined that they were not kept in accordance with Iowa law which subsequently undermined […]

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Calibration Matters

Thousands of people each year are subjected to preliminary breath tests (PBTs) by Iowa law enforcement officers in an effort to determine their alcohol concentration as part of criminal investigations.  One of the most frequent situations in which PBT’s are used are to determine if a person should be arrested for operating while intoxicated or […]

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Arrest Means Arrest

Under Iowa law the term “arrest” has a specific meaning and requires certain procedural steps in order to make the arrest “lawful.”  These steps are imperative when determining if a peace officer has lawfully requested a blood, breath, or urine sample from someone suspected of operating while intoxicated.  Attorney Matt Lindholm recently exploited this situation […]

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