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Violation of Right to Contact Family Member Results in OWI Charge Being Dismissed

Humboldt County, Iowa- A GRL Law client was charged with OWI 1st offense. GRL attorney Grant Gangestad filed a motion to suppress evidence in the OWI prosecution based upon the officer’s violation of the client’s statutory right to contact a family member.  After reviewing the video, the prosecutor agreed to stipulate to suppression of the breath test result and amend the charge to a public intoxication and reckless driving. Client avoided jail time, a license revocation, SR-22 insurance, an ignition interlock device requirement, and thousands of dollars in fines.

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