Cedar Rapids OWI Lawyer explains OWI penalties
First time operating while intoxicated, or, operating while under the influence, in Iowa, in violation of Iowa Code Sec. 321J.2, is punishable by a minimum 48 hours in jail, fines ranging from $1250 to $1875, and a maximum of 365 days in jail. Test refusals and BrAC test results of .15 or higher are deferred judgment ineligibile.
Second offense OWI in Iowa is punishable by at least seven days in jail, fines ranging from $1875 to $6250, and a maximum indeterminate prison sentence of two years.
Third offense OWI in Iowa is punishable by at least 30 days in jail. The balance of an indetermine prison sentence of five years may be suspended. Fines range from three thousand one hundred twenty-five dollars to nine thousand three hundred seventy-five dollars
If you or a loved one has been arrested for OWI in Iowa, contact Cmelik OWI and Criminal Law PLC at 319-389-4276 for an initial consultation.