It goes without saying that postal service investigations rarely turn out well for those who receive marijuana products by mail. Drug dogs and search warrants will conspire to reveal the contents of suspicious packages before they reach the mailbox. At that point, the recipients face a Hobson’s choice: either snitch on friends or cop to […]
Iowa provides a limited statutory right to speak with a family member or attorney before submitting to breath testing under Iowa Code section 804.20. Most of the time, the driver must first trigger the right by asking for a phone call while in custody. In this case, the officer instead volunteered the opportunity to make […]
The impaired driving defense attorneys at GRL prevented yet another CDL holder from being disqualified by the Iowa DOT. A thorough review of pretrial discovery indicated that the arresting officer made a critical mistake during the implied consent process. He failed to properly observe the 15-minute waiting period before requesting a breath sample for testing […]
Northwood, Worth County, Iowa. The district court in Worth County granted the State’s motion to dismiss the charge of OWI, but not before suppressing the results of a urine test. A thorough review of traffic stop and implied consent videos revealed several issues that were briefed by the drugged driving attorneys at GRL Law, including […]
West Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa. The drug defense attorneys at GRL Law successfully negotiated the dismissal of drug charges after challenging the traffic stop. The arresting officer claimed in his report that “the light was red” when “[the car] traversed the intersection.” His dash camera showed instead that our client’s car was nearly through […]
Emmet County, Iowa- All charges, including OWI 2nd offense, Carrying Weapons, Interference with Official Acts, and other misdemeanors, were dismissed after Grant Gangestad successfully argued that the seizure of the client was unconstitutional. The Court agreed, suppressing all evidence from the stop, forcing the State to dismiss the charges. The client maintained his driver’s license […]
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OWI 2nd dismissed after motion to suppress argued successfully by Grant Gangestad.
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OWI charge amended to reckless driving and the clients driver’s license saved because he was not allowed to speak with his mom.