Handling OWI/DUI Defense Cases Throughout Western Iowa
Each drunk driving case is unique. There are nearly limitless details and situations that can affect the outcome of a case. As a defense attorney, I look for the details that can mean the difference between a conviction and getting a case dismissed. I use those details to get the best possible results for you.
Iowa drunk driving charges can be brought in several situations, including operating a vehicle while:
- Having a blood or breath alcohol concentration over .08
- Under the influence of alcohol
- Having any controlled substance in your body
- Under the influence of drugs, including prescribed medications if they are not taken per your physician's directions and the labeling directions of the pharmacy where you picked up the medications
Because I have special training in OWI/DUI defense and because I focus nearly exclusively on those cases, I have the skills necessary to handle even the most challenging cases, including Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) (also known as Driving Under the Influence (DUI)), as well as OWI/DUI that involved injury or death.
Don't Put This Off. You Only Have a Limited Time to Save Your License.
If you were given an OWI Implied Consent Form (Request and Notice under Iowa Code Chapter 321J/Section 321.208), you only have 10 days from the day you were given the form to file the appeal. Contact me at 712-223-9621 as soon as possible so I can help you understand the appeal process and work with you to keep your license.
If your license is revoked or you missed the deadline to appeal, or you've lost your appeal, you will be subject to a minimum suspension of 180 days. The revocation could last for up to six years if this is a third offense or an OWI charge the involved the death of another person.
While a restricted license may be available in some cases, the length of the revocation and the availability of a restricted license depend on many factors, including:
- Your age
- The level of alcohol present in your tests
- Whether or not an accident happened
- If you've been convicted or plead guilty to other OWI charges
The Cost of an OWI/DUI Conviction Is Greater Than the Cost of a Good Defense Attorney
While hiring an attorney to handle your case may not have been in your budget, a guilty plea or a conviction for an OWI/DUI is even more expensive—and the impact is long-lasting. Between the Department of Transportation fees, court fines, alcohol or drug class costs and increased insurance costs, an OWI/DUI can easily cost several thousand dollars. I can help reduce that financial impact if you call me early enough in the process.
Contact the Goodman Law Firm for a Confidential Consultation
Call the Goodman Law Firm today at 712-223-9621 or send me a message online to learn about your choices and how I can help you minimize the personal and financial impact of an OWI/DUI arrest or criminal charge. All consultations are confidential. You have nothing to lose but your fear and uncertainty and everything to gain.