What can a DUI Lawyer do for me?
- A can:
- Meet you at the police station after your and advise you about whether you should take the Datamaster test or not
- Offer you a so that you can determine whether you want to establish an -client relationship
- Explain Iowa’s OWI
- Help you find a substance abuse evaluator and alcohol abuse treatment if necessary
- Help you set up and prepare for a DOT hearing if your license hasn’t already been revoked
- Explain what penalties you could be facing if convicted and what your options are for jury trial or plea bargaining
- Offer about what to do next
- Evaluate whether performed a stop
- Check whether it was for officers to stop you to begin with.
- Look for defects in the State’s evidence and failures in police procedures.
- Review the DataMaster’s calibration and certification records.
- Review how field were administered.
- Investigate whether officers properly informed you of your rights.
- Review whether your rights to call lawyers and family members were respected.
- Review whether you were properly informed of what would happen if you chose to take the Breathalyzer and failed and what would happen if you refused.
- Check whether your right to independent testing was observed.
- Ensure that your prior convictions in other states aren’t counted against you as prior DUI convictions unless the State proves that those were substantially similar proceedings.
- Guide you through DOT license revocation hearings.
- Help you get your license revocation rescinded if the state doesn’t comply with time restrictions they have regarding properly-submitted requests for hearings and reviews.
What is a deferred judgment for OWI?
What's the difference between DUI and OWI?
What kind of criminal defense attorney do I need?
What will happen?
If you’ve been charged with drunk driving in Iowa, you are facing an expensive situation. You need an OWI attorney.
An OWI conviction will expose to you to at least a $1250 fine (plus a 35% surcharge) — and possibly thousands more — and at least two days in jail for a first offense.
If you’re convicted of Iowa OWI (Iowa DUI), you’ll have to carry SR-22 insurance for two years from the date of your most recent license revocation. Your car insurance costs will increase — possibly by hundreds of dollars per month, and probably for years.
Drinking and driving could affect your job standing and professional licensing. You could have difficulty trying to visit Canada. You will have to pay to install and maintain an ignition interlock device in any car you own or operate.
Your Iowa DUI conviction can’t be expunged. If you plead guilty or are convicted at trial, that will never come off your record.
When you hire an attorney at Clark & Sears Law, you’re paying to have someone explore your routes to evidence suppression and to reasonable doubt.
You can be charged with OWI for being “intoxicated,” OR for having a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher as measured by a test of your blood, breath, or urine, OR if you have any prohibited drugs in your system.
An Iowa OWI attorney can review the state’s evidence and check it against the Iowa code and against existing case law to find out whether any searches were done correctly. An attorney will be able to help guide you through DOT license revocation hearings and help you get your revocation rescinded if the state doesn’t comply with time restrictions they have regarding properly-submitted requests for hearings and reviews.