1. Operating While Intoxicated: A Scenario

    An OWI arrest was the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I was out watching a football game at a sports bar with a couple of my buddies one night. We were drinking, but since I was there for awhile, I figured I was spreading them out enough to where I wouldn’t get drunk. On the way home, I got pulled over by a cop. He told me I had a burned out tail light, which I had known about, but had…Read More

  2. Are Courts Stricter When You Receive An OWI During The Holidays?

    More OWI arrests are made during the holidays, but most judges are not more strict about penalties. They are not more lenient either. Many states have mandatory sentencing laws for drunk drivers. Where those laws don’t exist and judges have more discretion, judges vary on how strictly they sentence. OWI Arrests Rise During The Holidays Most states report a rise in OWI arrests of 40% or more duri…Read More

  3. Let Us Handle The Details Of Your OWI Case

    In Iowa, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or other drug combination of such substances. With alcohol, the state must prove either that your alcohol concentration was .08 or more or that you were actually under the influence of alcohol. Typically if your alcohol level is above .08, the State will charge you with operating while intoxicated.…Read More

  4. The Negative Consequences of An OWI Conviction

    An operating while under the influence conviction comes with harsh penalties. If convicted, this criminal offense can have both immediate and long-term impacts. Immediate impacts for an OWI conviction can include fines, jail time, suspension of a driver’s license and even installation of an ignition interlock device. Although many are aware of these negative consequences, few are aware of the im…Read More

  5. Underage OWI? We can help!

    Drinking and driving is never wise, but if you are underage, it is an even worse idea. That’s because, under the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, you must be 21 or older to legally consume alcohol. Therefore, if you are under the age of 21 and caught drinking and driving, you could face two separate charges, one for OWI, and another for underage possession of alcohol. Fortunately, should this …Read More

  6. Top Mistakes Made By Police In An OWI Case

    If you have been arrested and charged with operating while intoxicated, it is important to educate yourself regarding the validity of being pulled over in the first place. It is important to find attorney services in Cedar Rapids that can  examine if the officer made a crucial mistake in your OWI case. An invalid investigatory stop A police officer must have reasonable suspicion to stop your vehi…Read More

  7. Consequences Of Operating While Impaired

    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 Tran…Read More

  8. Experienced OWI Representation For Your Case

    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 …Read More

  9. Getting An OWI Doesn’t Have To Ruin Your Life

    In the state of Iowa, OWI or Operating While Intoxicated is a very serious crime. Zachary D. Crowdes, Attorney At Law’s top priority is to protect those who have been accused of OWI from harsh criminal penalties including jail time, steep fines, community service, driver’s license suspension, and more. In addition to these penalties, a conviction for Operating While Intoxicated can affect your…Read More