Charles City, Floyd County, Iowa. Vehicular Homicide charge against GRL’s client was dismissed by the court because the prosecution failed to present enough evidence for the case to continue any further forward at trial. GRL’s client was charged with Vehicular Homicide under Iowa’s texting and driving law after he was involved in a tragic accident […]
In 2000 the world was wowed by the ability of Nicholas Cage and his crew of bandits to swiftly and efficiently snatch high-end cars from their rightful owners in the movie Gone in 60 Seconds. The Iowa Supreme Court has now wowed the citizens of Iowa by swiftly and efficiently allowing officers to snatch the […]
An Urbandale Police Officer stopped a motorist because he claimed to have observed the driver looking down at his lap at what the officer believed was a phone.
What are the consequences for texting and driving in Iowa?
A lot of what law enforcement may use against an individual in a texting while driving case is what a driver unwittingly, “voluntarily” gives them.
Just what exactly am I prohibited from doing on my cell phone while driving? Can I place a phone call? Can I use my navigation app? Can I do a Google search? Can I tweet, update my Facebook status or Snapchat? Can I take a picture or video? Can I buy that new book I just heard about from Amazon?
Studies have shown that a driver who is texting and driving is more impaired than an individual with an alcohol concentration of .08.