The district court in northwest Iowa recently granted the State’s Motion to Dismiss following a ruling suppressing the results of a blood test obtained through implied consent. The drugged driving attorneys at GRL Law challenged the test results under Iowa Code section 321J.11, the state’s independent testing law. The state trooper originally requested a urine […]
Madison County, Iowa. Attorney Matt Lindholm (aka The Wolf), recently found success for his client who was facing a charge of operating while intoxicated. The client requested an independent test following the submission to the breath test at the station but the officer who arrested the client dictated where that independent test would be conducted. […]
Winnebago County, Iowa. A client facing an OWI charge in Winnebago County after being stopping while parked in a parking lot late at night made the right decision by hiring GRL Attorney Matt Lindholm (aka The Wolf). After reviewing the video footage from the officer’s investigation Attorney Lindholm filed a motion to suppress arguing that […]
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 […]
Polk County, Iowa- Client’s breath test was thrown out of court when it was determined that the officer violated the client’s rights to an independent blood test. The client’s driver’s license was spared and he avoided an OWI conviction.
Another Example of How Video Makes a Difference in OWI Cases
A request to re-take the breath test administered at the Polk County Jail saves GRL Law’s client’s driving privileges and avoids an operating while intoxicated conviction.
Requesting to re-take a test may trigger the officer’s obligation to advise you of your right to independent testing. This case is a classic example of the old phrase “it never hurts to ask.”
Operating while intoxicated first offense charge was successfully challenged when the client as to take a second breath test and the officer failed to inform him about his right to independent testing.
State agrees to amend charge to reckless driving following a violation of the clients right to obtain an independent test.