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. Law Enforcement Increases During The Holidays

    Retailers are not the only ones getting ready for the winter holidays, law enforcement officers are preparing for the holiday season too. This is because many different local law enforcement agencies participate in an enhanced OWI enforcement campaign called “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The campaign focuses on the following t…Read More

  4. Don’t Let A Holiday OWI Ruin Your New Year

    Many of us choose to spend the holidays with our loved ones and some of us choose to spend them with total strangers at a popular nightclub. Whatever our plans may be, most of us share one thing in common, alcohol. The holidays are filled with presents, feasts, and of course, a good dose of spirits. Whether you are partial to champagne or prefer a good glass of whiskey, drinking during the holiday…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Staying Safe On The Roads This Holiday Season

    All states have laws against operating while intoxicated (OWI). It doesn’t matter when you go drinking (holiday party or not), just be cognizant of how many drinks you consume or else you could find yourself in need of attorney services in Cedar Rapids. Having a designated driver saves you time, money and lives. You should always have at least one designated driver in your holiday group or plan …Read More

  8. Increased Law Enforcement & The Holidays

    The holidays are full of opportunities to get together with family, friends, and co-workers to have a great time. Holiday parties, family dinners, and other such activities are a great way to reconnect with everyone, reflect on the year that is wrapping up, and look forward to the promise of a new year. It is common to enjoy a drink or two at events like this, and there is nothing wrong with that.…Read More

  9. 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

  10. Let Us Represent Your OWI Case And Get Results

    Being charged with OWI in Iowa is a serious matter with serious consequences. If you are convicted, you will lose your driver’s license, have to pay expensive insurance premiums, and even spend time in jail. When your future is on the line you need serious attorney services in Cedar Rapids to aggressively defend you in court. I go the extra mile to ensure you get the best possible result. My goa…Read More