Tag: operating while intoxicated

I Want to Call to Get Bond–Nope!

Ringgold County, Iowa.  A GRL client recently had an OWI charge amended to reckless driving.  The amended charge was the result of Attorney Matt Lindholm finding a way to get the client’s breath test refusal suppressed.  The client requested an opportunity to place a phone call to secure bond for his release prior to deciding […]

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Request for Confidentiality Results in Reduced Charges

Johnson County, Iowa.   A GRL client recently had his operating while intoxicated charge reduced to public intoxication.  Attorney Matt Lindholm filed a motion to suppress on the client’s behalf arguing that he was never informed about his right to confidential communications following the request for privacy on his phone calls.  Iowa Code Section 804.20 provides […]

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Bad Urine Test Results

Taylor County, Iowa.  A GRL client’s operating while intoxicated charges were recently reduced when it was determined that the urine test in her case was obtained in violation of the collection procedures adopted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.  After conducting a thorough investigation, attorney Matt Lindholm found that the officer failed to collect […]

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To Light or Not to Light

Boone County, Iowa.  A GRL client recently had an operating while intoxicated charge dismissed following a ruling by the court indicating that the stop of the clients vehicle violated the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.  The client was stopped because the officer believed his license plate light was not illuminated.  However, attorney Matt […]

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Should Hospitals Refuse to Comply with Blood Draw Warrants?

There is a growing trend in Iowa when it comes to OWI investigations, particularly those involving drugs other than alcohol. Peace officers are bypassing the standard implied consent procedures and seeking search warrants for blood instead. It’s not just for situations involving deaths or potentially fatal injuries.  Yes, there’s a law authorizing search warrants in […]

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