A drunk driving charge, known as operating while intoxicated, is a serious criminal charge under Iowa law. Frighteningly, it is a criminal charge that can happen to almost anyone. If you happen to have a drink or two, and are stopped for something innocent like a broken tail light or traffic violation, you can find yourself arrested by an aggressive and reflexive law enforcement system that tends to arrest anyone even suspected of being impaired. If you are facing an OWI charge, you have to deal with the stress of appearing in criminal court, losing your driver’s license, and may even risk jail time. Unfortunately, the system is not on your side and breath tests have many known flaws. Field sobriety tests are designed in a way that many people cannot perform in a stressful environment such as being under arrest. Our attorney services in Grand Rapids are dedicated to fighting for our clients.
With the help of an experienced and aggressive attorney you may be eligible for a probationary driver’s license. This just means that while your license is under suspension, we may be able to help you get some driving privileges, such as driving to and from work or school. The judge can also order community service hours and drug and alcohol education classes.With our help, you may also be entitled to serve some of your sentence under probation, rather than in custody. For first time offenders, by highlighting your lack of a criminal record and positive attributes, we may be able to convince the judge to suspend your sentence. When facing a serious criminal charge of drunk driving, with the risk of extensive penalties, you need the skills of an experienced OWI attorney. Call to discuss your case right away and find out how we can help you.