Fighting Drunk Driving Charges In Iowa
States differ in what they call a drinking and driving charge. In Iowa, if you are arrested on suspicion of impaired driving, the charge is operating while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OWI). In Illinois, it is called driving while impaired (DWI) and in Minnesota, it is called driving while under the influence (DUI).
There are two portions of any OWI charge, and they operate somewhat independently.
- Criminal charge — either a misdemeanor or felony OWI in state or federal criminal court
- Administrative charge — license suspension or revocation by the Department of Transportation (DOT)
At Foster Law Office, our Iowa City OWI/DWI/DUI defense attorneys represent clients in both the criminal and administrative proceedings.
It is important to act quickly to select an attorney. There is a 10-day time limit to request a DOT hearing and protect your driving privileges.
A Proven Record Of Success In OWI Cases
During more than 30 years as a criminal defense lawyer, Davis Foster has helped thousands of individuals charged with an Iowa OWI. As with any criminal charge, we always take a two-pronged approach to criminal defense. We prepare for trial while we negotiate with the prosecution for the best deal. By doing both at the same time, we can offer our clients realistic options. At our law firm, we will:
- Review the video from the cruiser to see if there was a constitutional violation
- Review the stop to see if it was legal and warranted
- Review the arrest to see if there was a procedure violation
- Review the breath test or other evidence to see if there was a technical or constitutional violation
We give you a variety of legal options. We present you with choices so that you can choose the option that is best for you.
Act Now To Protect Your Driver’s License
It is important to know that there is a strict 10-day time frame to schedule an administrative hearing to protect your driver’s license. Our lawyers can take care of all of the details for you.
A license revocation in Iowa carries back to your home state. If you lose your license in Iowa, you’ve also lost it in Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
A Trusted Source Of OWI Defense Representation
If you have been charged with OWI in Iowa, we are here to protect your future and your driving privileges. To arrange your initial consultation, please contact our law offices online or by telephone at 319-383-0405.