To Light or Not to Light

Boone County, Iowa.  A GRL client recently had an operating while intoxicated charge dismissed following a ruling by the court indicating that the stop of the clients vehicle violated the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution.  The client was stopped because the officer believed his license plate light was not illuminated.  However, attorney Matt Lindholm was able to break down the video footage from the patrol car camera and body camera to show various instances where the license plate was clearly illuminated.  As a result, all evidence obtained following the stop of the client’s vehicle was thrown out and the OWI charge was ultimately dismissed.  This prevented any conviction on the client’s criminal history record or loss of his driving privileges as a result of the arrest.