Tag: operating while intoxicated

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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Ready for Trial!

Crawford County, Iowa.  Matt Lindholm recently informed the court that he was “ready for trial” on an OWI second offense charge.  Over the weekend prior to the start of trial, the county attorney offered to reduce the OWI second offense charge to reckless driving and public intoxication.  This offer was accepted by Matt’s client thereby […]

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Privacy Matters

Adair County, Iowa.  Attorney Matt Lindholm recently secured a favorable resolution of an OWI charge when it was determined that his client had requested to speak privately on the phone.  This request for privacy was ultimately denied by the officer and the client was never informed that he could speak privately in person with an […]

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CDL Saved After GRL Law Proves Implied Consent Error

If you read our blog regularly, then you’ve seen several posts this year about GRL Law saving commercial driver licenses from disqualification.  This post is no exception. Another CDL saved? That’s right! Our client was asked to submit a breath sample to determine his alcohol concentration.  He consented to testing after which time the DOT […]

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