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House File 2454 – changes for OWI driving sanctions are on the horizon

During the past legislative session, the Iowa Legislature passed a bill which contains some important changes concerning driving privileges and work permits for those accused of Operating While Intoxicated (OWI or DUI) in Iowa. The most dramatic change affects Defendant’s … Continue reading

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Hanging Up on the Fourth Amendment Right of Being Free of Illegal Search and Seizure

The City of Dubuque, Iowa recently passed a municipal bill outlawing the use of handheld cell phones for talking and texting while driving. The Iowa State Legislature is poised pass a similar measure in the coming months. Although enforcement of … Continue reading

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Department of Transportation hearing following an OWI/DUI

I recently met with a University of Iowa student that had been charged with a 1st Offense Operating While Intoxicated.  She contacted my office and as a standard procedure I requested a hearing with the Iowa Department of Transportation to … Continue reading

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It’s my first OWI and I took a breath test – so why are they taking my license for a year?

Under most circumstances when someone is arrested for a first offense OWI and agrees to take a breath test, they are given notice that they’ll lose their license for six months.  But when that person has an .02 violation on … Continue reading

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