There is something incredibly satisfying about beating a speeding ticket at trial. Especially when the driver is facing a 310-day license suspension for 46 mph over the legal limit and you’ve tried everything possible to negotiate a resolution to avoid the suspension. That’s what we faced when called to a bench trial recently in west […]
I contacted Colin Murphy for a speeding ticket in Iowa. He was very detailed and extremely knowledgeable about Iowa statutes regarding my speeding ticket. We appealed to a higher court and the ticket was dismissed. I would recommend Colin Murphy for any traffic violation in Iowa.
GRL Law wins another dismissal for an out-of-state CDL holder. During a recent CMV speeding interdiction program on Interstate 35, an Iowa State Patrol pilot locked in our driver’s speed at 78 mph from the air. The posted speed limit was 70 mph. On cross-examination, we established the 400 foot metal tape used by the […]
Frequent readers of the GRL Law blog are familiar with the term “NFG.” We also explain it in detail here. A NFG can occur at trial. Or, like this case, on appeal. At the close of the state’s case at trial, the criminal defense attorneys at GRL Law moved to dismiss the speeding charge. Why? […]
The traffic ticket defense lawyers at GRL Law field calls regularly from drivers cited for excessive speed. More often than not, it’s only after they receive a suspension notice from the Iowa DOT. That’s right. The consequences of pleading guilty are more than just the fine, surcharge and court costs. The DOT can suspend the […]
The Iowa DOT will disqualify your CDL if you are convicted of certain moving violations. These include: Operating a CMV upon a highway without a CDL or commercial learner’s permit Operating a CMV upon a highway without the proper class of CDL, commercial learner’s permit for the specific vehicle group or for the passengers or […]
New Hampton, Chickasaw County, Iowa. A traffic stop for speeding by an out-of-state driver on Interstate 35 led to a warrantless probable cause search of the vehicle based on the odor of marijuana. Deputies located significant quantities of marijuana flower in a glass jar in the passenger compartment and charged our client with both felony […]
Franklin County, Iowa- A GRL Client was pulled over for going 106 in a 70 mile per hour zone. She had a Minnesota driver’s license and paid the ticket without realizing that it would cause an automatic license revocation of her privileges in both Iowa and Minnesota. Grant Gangestad was successful in getting the matter […]