OWI Suppressed – Drug Metabolites

A defendant was facing OWI 2nd Offense.  Upon review of the evidence, it became apparent that the officer had demanded a drug test without probable cause.   After that, Attorney Katherine Sears argued that there were seven separate reasons to suppress the evidence.  The evidence was suppressed on the first argument.  The other arguments were not…

Should I blow? Iowa DUI Breath Tests and Your Rights

OWIs are the most common middle-of-the night phone call our office gets.  Drivers who have been detained under suspicion of operating while intoxicated always want to know — should I blow?  There are are a number of things to consider when deciding whether or not to submit to Iowa DUI breath tests. Law enforcement uses…

Boating OWI

Iowa’s Boating While Intoxicated laws are basically the same as Iowa’s OWI drunk driving laws. If you’ve been charged with Boating OWI (operating a motorboat or a sailboat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol,) you’re facing a lot of the same consequences that you’d be facing for DUI. You have a right not…

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Second OWI Lawyer for Des Moines, Iowa

Polk County Iowa Second OWI Attorney You need a second OWI lawyer Iowa if any court has convicted you of another OWI in the last twelve years. (Iowa DUI is called OWI.) If they convicted you more than twelve years ago, your second DUI will be charged as first offense OWI. Your first OWI was…

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First OWI Lawyer

Polk County Iowa First OWI Attorney If you’ve been charged with an OWI for the first time (an OWI is what Iowa calls DUI), you’re facing a lot.  A criminal defense attorney will review your case.  Your lawyer may try to suppress evidence.  The judge might even dismiss the case.  Drunk driving defense is serious. …

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OWI Forms and Resources

If you’ve been charged with an Iowa OWI — operating while intoxicated, DUI, DWI, drunk driving, whatever — here are some forms and laws that you might find relevant to your defense and to your alleged offense. DOT Request for DOT Hearing to Contest License Revocation Request for Temporary Restricted License / Work Permit  OWI…

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Des Moines DUI Lawyer

OWI 1stOWI 2ndOWI 3rdWhat can a DUI Lawyer do for me? A DUI attorney can: Meet you at the police station after your arrest and advise you about whether you should take the Datamaster test or not Offer you a free initial consultation so that you can determine whether you want to establish an attorney-client…