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State Dismisses “Dreamer’s” OWI Charge

GRL Law successfully persuaded the State to dismiss an OWI charge against our client, a “Dreamer” who participates in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program. DACA provides a work permit and legal immigration status to young, undocumented individuals brought as young children to the United States.  A conviction for DUI/OWI in Iowa counts as a “significant misdemeanor” under federal immigration law, which disqualifies a Dreamer from renewing their DACA status and makes them immediately subject to deportation. The drinking driver attorneys at GRL Law reviewed every bit of pretrial discovery in a bid to shelter the driver from […]

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