Tag: GRL Law

Drug Charges Dismissed Following Suppression Win

When it comes to warrantless searches, the drug crime attorneys at GRL Law really know their stuff. A recent example from North Iowa shows just how they leverage their knowledge to secure a dismissal by shining a bright light on illegal police conduct. Our client was the passenger in a vehicle that was parked one minute past the deadline in a city park.  Rather than simply wave on the driver, police decided to engage the occupants instead and request identification. When the driver rolled down the window, the officer smelled marijuana. Now, the driver owned up to a vape pen […]

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Felony OWI Amended to Public Intoxication

Follow the process.  That’s what the drunk driving defense lawyers at GRL Law do with every OWI. We meticulously sift through every bit of evidence in a case.  Every second of video.  Each word of an officer’s narrative.  All in search of a defense.   And when we find that gold nugget?  It can change everything. Take a recent felony OWI matter in southern Iowa.  The Iowa State Patrol claimed our client “refused” a urine test for marijuana metabolites. The stakes were definitely high.  Felony OWI convictions can result in lengthy prison or jail sentences and long license revocations. By applying […]

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Respecting Officer Has Positive Impact

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.  GRL’s client put on a clinic on how to appropriately interact with law enforcement while effectively invoking her rights.  She was compliant, polite, and respectful while still confidently invoking her rights. The result was the charge of Operating While Intoxicated being amended to a simple misdemeanor public intoxication charge.

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Persons Seeking Medical Assistance for Drug-Related Overdose

Iowa law provides a legal defense for individuals who seek, obtain, or otherwise summon the assistance of law enforcement and emergency medical personnel in instances of suspected drug overdose.  With the plague of fentanyl overdoses being experienced through the state and nation, this is an appropriate measure to ensure that victims can secure desperately needed medical assistance at the earliest opportunity without fear of arrest or prosecution. Iowa Code section 124.418 was enacted in 2018.  This law categorizes any information or evidence collected or derived as a result of an overdose patient’s good-faith actions in seeking medical assistance, as “protected […]

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Revenge Porn

Catch your significant other cheating?  Think it would be a good idea to share pictures or videos of their infidelity with their friends and family?  Hold that send! The phrase “revenge porn” describes situations where an individual shares intimate pictures or videos of another person in order to get “revenge.”  It most commonly arises in bad breakups or instances where one partner catches the other partner cheating.  The jaded partner takes it upon themselves to share, post, disseminate or otherwise disclose pictures or videos of the other individual nude or engaged in sexual activity. Often, these disclosures take place to […]

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Marijuana OWI Dismissed

GRL recently secured another NFG when the Bremer County Attorney dismissed a marijuana OWI on the eve of trial. While there were a number of problems with the state’s case, the one that tipped the scales the most was the officer’s plain view observation of “marijuana bud” in the passenger compartment.  That turned out to be a piece of Lactuca sativa otherwise know as . . . Wait for it. Lettuce. That’s right.  He seized that other green leafy substance popular with salads and wraps.  And framed the rest of his investigation from the standpoint of marijuana impairment. At least he […]

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A Godsend

Life has taught me that when you find yourself or your loved ones in uncharted waters, you find your way to someone who can take the wheel. That was our experience early in the spring. A referral to Bobby from a family attorney was nothing short of a Godsend. At every consultation we were treated with dignity and respect. Bobby’s excellent reputation is well-earned. His knowledge, resources and determination to turn over every rock as we navigated through our family crisis to find resolution will be long-remembered. Although his schedule is demanding, without exception we felt that we had 100% […]

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OWI and Eluding Charges Amended to Public Intoxication

Okoboji, Dickenson County, Iowa. Operating While Intoxicated, Leaving the Scene of and Accident, and Eluding Charges all resolved with a single plea to a Simple Misdemeanor, Public Intoxication offense after officer was held to have violated defendants right to phone calls.  Some cases start off looking like an insurmountable mountains but when the facts start being drawn out the mountain crumbles.  Here, GRL’s client facing the possibility of having his driving privileges revoked for an entire year without the possibility of a restricted license because of the Eluding allegation.  The officer’s videos refuted the Eluding charge as it was obvious […]

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Absolute excellence

Hired Bobby to represent my son in an OWI case in Central Iowa. The case was a refusal to take initial breath test. During the initial consultation regarding the process, cost, and expectations Bobby provided and extremely clear and concise overview of everything. During the case, Bobby and his team looked into every detail, every piece of evidence, and tendencies of the county prosecutor. For myself, the most important thing was to have clear, consistent Communication between Bobby and my son, since he technically was the client throughout the process up to, and including going to trial, my son was […]

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Amazing Attorney!

NOT GUILTY! Best words a Mom could hear! Bobby took my son’s case to trial and because of his vast knowledge of Iowa law and the complexities of a DUI case my son was acquitted by the jury. Just because you’re charged doesn’t mean you’re guilty. I highly recommend hiring Bobby! 5.0 stars Posted by KrisJuly 30, 2023

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