As most of us know, there are certain consequences of getting convicted of an OWI in Iowa. Those consequences can include the installation of an ignition interlock device on any vehicle that you own or operate, revocation of your driver’s license, large fines, and even jail time. However, did you know that if you get arrested for an OWI, your license could get suspended by the Department of Transportation in certain states before you even go to court for the OWI charge? This is called administrative suspension and it can last up to six months. If your blood/breath/urine alcohol results show you are at or above the legal limit of .08, then the law enforcement agency that arrested you will complete a form called a notice of intent to suspend operating privilege and they will mail a copy of this form to you and the Department of Transportation. This form will basically put you on notice that your driver’s license will be suspended 30 days from the date on the form. At the same time you will also receive a form advising you that you have the right to challenge the suspension of your driver’s license. It is usually best to have attorney services in Cedar Rapids help you with this.
An experienced and aggressive OWI lawyer will almost always challenge this driver’s license suspension for reasons which can be explained by the attorney him/herself. If you have been arrested for an OWI, it is in your best interest to talk to our experienced OWI attorney right away. Do not wait until your court date to speak with a lawyer, because by then you may have missed out on some important steps in the process of defending yourself against and fighting and OWI charge or citation. As an experienced criminal defense attorney, I always go the extra mile to ensure that you get the best possible result. My goal as your attorney is to ensure that an OWI has the smallest possible effect on your life.