Tag: driver’s license

Bad Urine Test Results

Taylor County, Iowa.  A GRL client’s operating while intoxicated charges were recently reduced when it was determined that the urine test in her case was obtained in violation of the collection procedures adopted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.  After conducting a thorough investigation, attorney Matt Lindholm found that the officer failed to collect […]

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To Light or Not to Light

Boone County, Iowa.  A GRL client recently had an operating while intoxicated charge dismissed following a ruling by the court indicating that the stop of the clients vehicle violated the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.  The client was stopped because the officer believed his license plate light was not illuminated.  However, attorney Matt […]

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Suspension, Revocation, Bar, Habitual Offender, Habitual Violator: What’s the difference?

In Iowa, a person can have their driver’s license taken from them in a number of ways.  For example, a person can be suspended for non-payment of fines, revoked for an operating while intoxicated test refusal or result over the legal limit of drugs and/or alcohol, or barred for other serious violations. It’s important to […]

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Misleading Advice

Appanoose County, Iowa.  A GRL clients drunk driving charges were amended to public intoxication which saved saved an OWI from being entered on his criminal record and prevented a loss of his driver’s license.  The amendment of the charge was completed after attorney Matt Lindholm reviewed the case and found that the arresting officer misinformed […]

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Lawyer Up – Commercial Driving Privileges Saved by Demand for an Attorney

Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.  Cedar Rapids police officers arrested a commercial truck driver for sleeping in his vehicle in a parking lot.  They charged him with operating while intoxicated since being in control of a motor vehicle that has its engine running technically qualifies as “operation” under Iowa law.  Understandably upset with his situation, […]

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