Tag: dui rights

CDL Saved After Urine Test Results Suppressed

In the process of saving a CDL from being disqualified, the impaired driving attorneys at GRL exposed a potential flaw in the implied consent advisory for commercial motor vehicles. The advisory provides that commercial driving privileges will be disqualified if the drivers tests over 0.04 for alcohol or refuses testing while operating a CMV. However, it says nothing about a DQ for a positive urine test. So, is a commercial driver’s decision to consent to urine testing reasoned and informed under the circumstances?  We think not. As a result, we were able to not only suppress the urine test, but […]

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Don’t Answer this Question During an OWI Traffic Stop

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, you can politely decline.  A preliminary breath test?  Sure, if they agree to show you the result. However, there is one question that you should never answer at the roadside. “So, on a scale of zero to ten, with zero being the most sober and […]

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A Blatant Violation – The Right to a Personal Consultation with a Family Member

We cannot make this stuff up.  Some things you just have to see to believe.  This case was the most blatant violation of an arrested person’s right to consult and see a family member we have seen in a very long time. Iowa law provides that a person who has been arrested has the right to call, consult AND see an attorney, family member, OR BOTH upon their arrival at the place of detention, i.e., the jail.  Law enforcement is nor required to tell the person of this right but if a request is made, law enforcement actually commits a […]

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