Best options in OWI

Updated: May 31

While most feel as if they have no choices in a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, OWI (DUI) prosecution, I like to tell clients that “we have options.” Those options depend on a number of factors including the evidence on the ground, potential defects in the prosecution as examined by your attorney, financial resources available to the defendant, and level of risk taking with which a client is comfortable.

It is your criminal defense attorney’s job to lay all the available options out and allow a criminal defendant to make his or her best choice for the way forward. That includes an exhaustive review of all of the written and recorded media provided by law enforcement and the prosecution.

Many times in-dash cameras, and, increasingly, body cameras and wireless microphone recordings, are ways to review the police work of the initial traffic stop, the work of a standardized field sobriety test (SFST) test administrator, and the implied consent advisory procedure and test administration if applicable.

So what is the “best” choice in that situation? Choices are personal and options are based on equal parts evidence, experience, communication, and diligence. Let us help give you all of your options and make the best choice for you. If you or a loved one has been arrested for an OWI (DUI) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo, or other Iowa community, contact us today.

However, remember that a blog is not legal advice and that sending unsolicited information to an attorney over the Internet does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

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