The drunk driving lawyers at GRL Law routinely advise people what to do during a traffic stop. For example, you should provide your license, registration and proof of insurance upon request. And, if the officer asks you to step out of your car, then follow those directions. But when it comes to field sobriety tests, […]
GRL Law successfully persuaded the State to dismiss an OWI charge against our client, a “Dreamer” who participates in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. DACA provides a work permit and legal immigration status to young, undocumented individuals brought as young children to the United States. A conviction for DUI/OWI in Iowa counts […]
A unanimous Iowa Supreme Court ruled on October 23, 2020 that homicide by reckless driving is not a lesser included offense of homicide by OWI. In State v. Johnson, the defendant argued he was entitled to a jury instruction that his reckless driving, not operating while intoxicated, was the cause of a crash that took […]
Officer’s failure to offer phone calls upon arrival at the Sheriff’s Office results in OWI charge being amended to Reckless Driving and accompanying Carrying a Concealed Weapons charges amended down to a simple misdemeanor.