The Iowa Supreme Court took an unfortunate significant step backwards as it relates to the rights of individuals arrested, but not yet formally charged with Operating While Intoxicated, in Iowa. In State v. Sewell, a case argued by GRL Law, Justice Mansfield, delivered the opinion of the court which held a person arrested for Operating […]
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 […]
Another Example of How Video Makes a Difference in OWI Cases
Prior convictions where defendant did not have a lawyer and did not waive their right to a lawyer may not be used to make a new charge more serious.
You Have the Right to Remain Silent But You Must Claim It.