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…

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Iowa Code 815.1 Deemed Unconstitutional

Polk County, IA — A defendant charged with Sexual Abuse needed a court reporter to take depositions and a private investigator to collect evidence on their behalf. Unfortunately, Iowa Code 815.1 — which prevents defendants whose friends and family pay for their lawyers from getting state payment for these necessary services unless their lawyers earn…