The State cited our client for a log book violation discovered during a weigh scale inspection. We defended the case on the merits, but also raised challenges to the DOT officer’s notarization of the complaint at the close of the state’s case. The trial court just issued a ruling on our motion for judgment of […]
Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa. GRL Law’s investigation revealed that the arresting officer failed to keep his Preliminary Breath Test (PBT) devise properly calibrated and documented as required by Iowa law. The officer based his request for a breath sample at the station upon the PBT test result. Failure to comply with the calibration, documentation […]
The drug defense attorneys at GRL have blogged before on the pitfalls of being stopped by police with marijuana in your personal vehicle. Fortunately, Iowa no longer suspends your driving privileges for drug convictions. Does this mean you can keep personal use quantities in the sleeper area of a semi truck? In a word, no. […]
Zoning Map Helps Prove Illegal Police Conduct
On July 1st some important changes to Iowa laws take effect. These changes include modifications to OWI related restricted licenses, marijuana possession license suspensions, and driver requirements when approaching stopped emergency vehicles.
The failure to maintain calibration records for preliminary breath testing devices prohibited the DOT from suspending a driver’s license for an OWI arrest.
A request by an officer to terminate efforts to secure an attorney after being only afforded eighteen minutes violated Iowa Code Section 804.20.
OWI second offense charge was amended to reckless driving and the client’s driver’s license was saved because the officer failed to offer the client a preliminary breath test or arrest him for OWI prior to asking him to submit to the official Datamaster breath test.
OWI second charge dismissed after the court suppressed all evidence following the stop of the vehicle because the officer did not have a lawful basis stop the client.
Does the prescription drug defense apply to license suspension proceedings for operating while intoxicated cases?