Everyone makes bad choices sometimes.
Drinking and driving is a bad choice — but it appears to be a very popular bad choice in Iowa. Cut it out, you guys.
That said, if you’ve been charged, there’s no changing the past. The evidence is what it is. (I try to skip tautologies. Sorry about that.) All you can do now is try to limit the damage that the evidence can do to you.
A conviction for OWI or for other alcohol-related Iowa offenses could cost you a lot. The fine for a first offense is $1250 (plus 35%) but that doesn’t take into account the rest of your costs.
Whether you’ve gotten caught making a bad decision or whether you’ve been unjustly accused, finding a lawyer to help you with your (alleged) drinking offense is the next good choice you can make.