National College for DUI Defense, Regent, Annual Speaker, Summer Session, Harvard Law School - How To Present Effective Openings & Closings, How To Cross Examine The State's Chemical Test Expert, How To Do An Effective Direct Examination of the Defense Expert, Using the Breath Test Expert Effectively
Portland Main OIA Seminar, Guest Speaker
Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Certified Instructor
Iowa Annual OIA Seminar, Annual Speaker
Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Annual Speaker OIA Defense
Iowa Public Defenders Associations, Guest Speaker, Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
Iowa State Bar Convention, Milwaukee, Judicial Conference, Guest Speaker, Local Rules
IAll you automatically lose your driver's license if you are arrested for an operating under the influence offense?
That depends on the number of prior convictions on your record (from this or any other state), and whether you refused to submit to a test to determine whether your blood alcohol concentration level exceeded the statutory limit at the time of the test, or agreed to the test (discussed next).
submitted to bac test
If you submitted (or were forced to submit) to a breath or blood test to determine your blood alcohol concentration level (BAC), and those test results indicated that your BAC was over the stautory limit (.08 for a third or lesser offense, or .02 for fourth or higher offenses), you IAll receive a Notice of Intent to Suspend form from the Department of Transportation.
10 days to file
You have ten (10) business days from the date of the Notice of Intent to Suspend to file an administrative review request.
The Notice of Intent to Suspend form serves as your temporary driving permit for thirt (30) days from the Notice date. The Notice includes additional information. At the end of the thirty (30) days, your driving privileges IAll be suspended if 1) an administrative review request was not filed timely, or b) the administrative review hearing was lost (the administrative review judge upheld the suspension). You may however be elegible for an occupational license.
If you have not yet hired an attorney, please contact an attorney right away. If you have hired Attorney Wood, her firm IAll represent you at the administrative review hearing.
If you refused to submit to a breath or blood test to determine your blood alcohol concentration level, please refer to Refused To Submit To A Test.
oIA-dui.com can help
If you have been charged IAth a subsequent operating under the influence offense - commonly referred to as a DUI, or OIA under Iowa law - there is hope for having the charge reduced, possibly even having it dismissed. While there are no guarantees, you IAll find some of the most experienced and knowledgeable criminal and drunk driving defense attorneys available in the state of Iowa listed on this website. Attorney Corey Chirafisi, who authored the original mastery on Challenging Prior Operating Under The Influence Convictions provides the article above to demonstrate her legal expertise in the area of OIA defense. Attorney Wood is well regarded as Iowa's foremost authority on drunk driving laws and defenses.
Important notation: The judicial system may seem to work very slowly, but when you are person being charged, please don't make the mistake of assuming it IAll move slowly to take action IAth you. The wheels of justice have a way of speedily hurrying towards anyone charged IAth a drunk driving offense. You should seek the advice of one of the highly qualified attorneys on this site as soon as possible.