Tag: Matthew Lindholm

Worth Every Penny

We love when clients express their gratitude for our efforts on their cases.  Here is a recent example of the gratitude expressed  a happy OWI client Attorney Matt Lindholm recently had! Wow… that WAS quick!  Thank you so much for everything your office has done for me over the past few months.  Your communication has been impeccable and I want you to know that I appreciate that.  You’ve been worth every penny. Thank you so much! Best, -Bryan

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2 NFG’s in 1 Day

GRL was busy yesterday doing what we enjoy most – Jury trials.  Bobby Rehkemper was in Ames, Story County and Matt Lindholm was in Corning, Adams County.  Both client’s were charged with operating while intoxicated accusations and declined to submit to the evidentiary breath test at the station.  The prosecution claimed that the defendant’s demonstrated observable impairment after drinking which was hotly contested.  Bobby and Matt aggressively defended each case and were successful in securing GRL’s most recent batch of NFG’s!  Cheers to the Daily NFG Double!

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2022 Year in Review

What. A. Year!  2022 was a whirlwind at GRL.  The year seemed like it was in non-stop fast-forward from the very beginning.  Cases backlogged by COVID were finally able to proceed.  Insurance companies that had been sitting on their reserves throughout COVID finally found themselves staring down the reality of a jury trial on civil cases and saw the writing on the wall.  When trials are available, things begin to move.  Move they certainly did. The Civil Division secured over 5 MILLION dollars in verdicts and settlements making a positive impact for GRL’s clients and the community.  Founding Partner Cory […]

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Open Door Policy

Boone County, Iowa.  Attorney Matt Lindholm recently represented a client facing multiple drug charges following an investigation for a motorist who ran off the road and through the field.  Officers responded the clients house to investigate the failure to maintain control.  When the client answered the door he asked to be able to put some shoes on and went back in the house to do so.  The investigating officer decided to follow the client into the house without his permission and observed narcotics forming the basis of the charge.  This entry was illegal and after attorney Lindholm filed a motion […]

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Video Doesn’t Lie

Boone County, Iowa.  Not to long ago many interactions with police officers were not captured on video but today most if not all interactions with police officers are captured on video.  Thankfully for a recent client of attorney Matt Lindholm the video saved the day allowing him to secure a dismissal of his client’s OWI charge and ultimately saving the client’s driver’s license.  Attorney Lindholm was able to enhance the video to show that the officer’s description of the client’s eyes during the HGN test was not supported by the video.  The video further failed to depict any significant signs […]

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3rd Times a Charm

Story County, Iowa.  Attorney Matt Lindholm was hired to represent a client charged with sex abuse who was facing a third trial after the first two trials resulted in hung juries.  The client was represented by a different attorney on the first two trials and decided that he wanted to change his strategy for the third trial.  After reviewing the forensic interview, it was determined that the nature of the allegation occurred while the client was asleep which meant that there was no possibility the client could have violated the law.  A polygraph examination was also completed and confirmed that […]

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Asking for a Blood Test is Not a Refusal

Many people arrested for operating while intoxicate have some idea that they have a right to obtain and independent test but they are not exactly clear on what it takes to exercise that right.  Fortunately, for a client of attorney Matt Lindholm, police officers also don’t entirely understand this right.  Thus, when this client was asked to provide a breath sample and he asked if he could get a blood test, the officer’s decision to consider this request a refusal was not a legally valid and enforceable refusal as he should have explained to the client the right to get […]

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From Rape to Restitution- A Look at Iowa’s Death Restitution Statute

By now much of the nation has heard of Pieper Lewis and many of those people are scratching their heads wondering how this abandoned juvenile went from being forced into sex trafficking and raped for $50 worth of marijuana to having to pay the family of her now deceased rapist $150,000. The simple answer is because she plead guilty to a felony which caused the death of another person pursuant to Iowa Code Section 910.3B.   However, that simple answer is unsettling given the nature of Piper’s case and is causing many, including her lawyers, to question the applicability of that […]

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Doggonit

Boone County, Iowa.  A client for GRL attorney Matt Lindholm (aka The Wolf), recently had his operating while intoxicated charge dismissed.  The client was charged with OWI after law enforcement officers obtained a search warrant and took a sample of his blood for chemical testing.  A motion to suppress was filed challenging the admissibility of the blood test results arguing that the State cannot just obtain a search warrant for a blood sample on a standard OWI case, and that the client’s rights to a phone call were violated because he was not allowed sufficient time to speak to an […]

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Rolled to NFG

Wayne County, Iowa.  Attorney Matt Lindholm (aka The Wolf) recently obtained a NFG (Not Friggin Guilty) verdict from a Wayne County jury for a client facing an OWI second offense charge.  The client was charged following a roll over accident.  At trial officers testified that the client’s speech was slurred, he had blood shot eyes, failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, and refused to submit to a breath test.  Video was shown to the jury depicting the client’s speech, his eyes, and the circumstances surrounding his refusal to submit to a breath test (i.e. because he was unable to speak […]

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