Tag: Grant Gangestad

Motion to Suppress Evidence of Traffic Stop Results in Amendment of Felony Charge

Webster County, Iowa- A GRL Law client was charged with OWI 3rd offense, a lifetime 5th OWI offense. GRL attorney Grant Gangestad filed a motion to suppress evidence in the OWI prosecution based upon an illegal and unconstitutional traffic stop of the client’s vehicle.  After reviewing the video, the prosecutor agreed to amend the charge to a 1st offense. Client avoided prison time and thousands of dollars in fines.

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Expired Blood Testing Kit Results in Inadmissible Evidence

Calhoun County, Iowa- A GRL Law client was involved in a single vehicle accident and was taken by ambulance to the hospital.  Officers believed that the driver was under the influence of alcohol. Because the client was in the hospital and strapped to a bed, the client was asked by officers to submit a sample of his blood.  He consented.  The officers gave the nurse a testing kit to sample the blood that was expired by almost two years.  GRL attorney Grant Gangestad filed a motion to exclude the blood test results based upon the fact that the kit used […]

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Denial of Independent Test Leads to Suppression of Breath Test Refusal

Polk County, Iowa- A GRL Law client was approached by officers while sleeping in his car in a residential neighborhood with his vehicle running.  Officers suspected that he was under the influence.  The client was taken back to the station where he was asked to consent to a breath test.  The client stated that he wanted to take the test if he could have his blood drawn.  Instead of allowing the client to choose who would come draw his blood for an independent test, the officer called the medical examiner down to draw his blood.  Based upon these circumstances, the […]

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New Iowa Laws Taking Effect on July 1, 2021

2021 Legislative Summary of Criminal Laws Taking Effect July 1, 2021 Several new laws passed by the 2021 Iowa Legislature take effect on July, 1, 2021.  With the 4th of July holiday upon us, GRL Law wants to take the opportunity to recap some of the major laws taking effect this week that affect the clients we serve and the areas of law in which we frequently practice. Here are the Top 5 Criminal Law Changes According to GRL: Gun Law Changes A lot of changes came to Iowa gun laws this year, but the big hits, including permitless carry, […]

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GRL Criminal Law Division 200+ Five Star Reviews on Avvo.com

GRL Law maintains a well earned reputation from both the bench and bar across the state for its approach to defending those charged with serious crimes.  It should come as no surprise that our clients share the same opinion. The firm’s criminal law division is comprised of five experienced trial and appellate lawyers.   Collectively, they have more than 200 five-star reviews on Avvo.com. Two hundred.  Actual and organic testimonials that describe the client experience with GRL Law. When facing serious criminal charges, the most important decision you will make is the lawyer who will protect your rights.  If you or […]

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He saved my brother

My brother was facing 9 or 10 charges and had only done the DUI. All the other stuff was bogus. We hired Grant and he made it all go away. It was worth the money, because my brother would’ve had to pay that in fines and then would’ve had a record too. Grant worked hard, made it all go away, and communicated well with us. I don’t plan on ever breaking the law myself, but if I ever get into trouble I’d hire Grant G! I don’t know how he did it, but he was able to make my brother’s […]

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Grant is a lawyer who will fight relentlessly for you

In June 2020 I was arrested and charged with Criminal Gang Participation, a Class D felony in Iowa. I reached out to a couple lawyers who were not interested in taking the case but recommended Grant Gangestad to me. I called and spoke to his assistant and explained my situation to her and the next day I heard from Grant. We discussed the case and he was willing to take my case and was eager to move forward with my defense. He worked tirelessly throughout multiple delays not just Covid delays but also delays by the court. Grant was a […]

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Fantastic Attorney!

I was fortunate to find Grant Gangestad, after being poorly represented previously by another attorney, which complicated my case. Grant was thorough, professional, and aggressively took on my case and gave it his best! The resolution was quick and in my best interest with each step of the process. I was thankful for the prompt communication and professionalism of the office staff as well. I highly recommend Grant to do his best representing anyone in need of a great attorney! -Patrick, GRL Law Client

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OWI 2nd offense amended to Reckless Driving

Shelby County, Iowa- A GRL Law client was stopped for allegedly driving while suspended as he pulled into his driveway.  The officer ran the client through field sobriety tests and had him blow into a preliminary breath testing device which registered a result under .08.  Even though the client blew under the legal limit, the officer believed that he was under the influence of some drug other than alcohol without any specific basis for believing so.  The client then provided a breath test, indicating that he was slightly above the legal limit.  He was charged with open container, OWI 2nd […]

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