The state recently moved to amend a charge to public intoxication from OWI in a North Iowa case involving a test refusal. Why the amendment? The drunk driving attorneys at GRL Law were prepared to show that our client, a lifetime smoker, never refused testing. Instead, the officer deemed her to have refused after a […]
Another result of our relentless pretrial discovery efforts is now on display in Jasper County. After painstakingly reviewing every word of the implied consent video, we discovered that our client asked for an attorney. The officer did not honor this request, but instead requested a breath sample for testing on the DataMaster DMT. Our client […]
To the impaired driving defense attorneys at GRL Law, the name of the game is relentless pretrial discovery. It’s what we do. Essentially, if there’s a defense, then we’ll find it and leverage it to produce uncommon results. A recent OWI Second Offense charge in western Iowa provides a perfect example of this approach. After […]
Iowa provides a limited statutory right to speak with a family member or attorney before submitting to breath testing. Most of the time, the driver must first trigger the right by asking for a phone call. In this case, our client told the officer he had an out-of-state CDL. He asked whether implied consent would […]
Iowa Supreme Court to Decide Whether Refusal of a Breath Test May Be Used Against a Person as Evidence of Guilt at Trial in an Operating While Intoxicated Case
Recently, GRL Law attorney Grant Gangestad argued the case of State v. Kilby before the Iowa Supreme Court. The case dealt with an Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) charge. The client’s charge stemmed from a fender bender in a parking lot. Officers were called to the scene and began an investigation into possible intoxication of the […]
Johnson County, Iowa- After successful pretrial motions were filed on behalf of a GRL client, the prosecutor and court agreed that the client should receive a deferred judgment and not suffer a revocation of his boating privileges. The client avoided jail time and did not suffer a minimum one year boating revocation.