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Iowa Supreme Court Severely Limits Rights of People Under Arrest for OWI

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 While Intoxicated, who has been asked to submit to a breath test, but has not yet been formally charged with the offense, does NOT have the right to a privileged phone call with an attorney. Justice Appel issued a stern dissent, arguing that the request […]

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