Aggressive, Skillful and Experienced Defense

We help Iowans facing driver's license suspension for OWI

There are a number of serious consequences that can arise from a drunk driving arrest in Iowa. These include significant fines and a possible jail sentence, if convicted. In addition to these, an OWI arrest will result in an Iowan losing their driver's license for a period of time. If the Iowan depended on driving for work or school, this is more than just an inconvenience. Even worst, if they had a commercial driver's license, a suspension can cost them their job.

As we discussed in a previous post, a first-time drunk driving charge will result in a 180-day administrative revocation, if an Iowan took a blood or breath test and the results showed a blood alcohol content at or above the legal limit of 0.08. A one-year suspension will be imposed if that Iowan refused the test or had a prior OWI offenses.

In addition to the administrative suspension, the court can revoke an Iowan's driver's license for a year, if someone was injured in an accident. If however, that Iowan has two prior OWIs or the accident was fatal, that Iowan will face at least six years.

Fortunately, in many cases, it is possible to obtain a temporary restricted license that will allow the accused to commute to work or school during the period of suspension. At our law firm, we have counseled many people on whether they qualify for a restricted license and how to go about applying for one.

We also defend against drunk driving charges by investigating the circumstances of arrests and challenging the prosecution's evidence. For more on how we can help those facing an OWI license suspension, please visit our web page.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

contact us FOR a Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

IOWA Association for justice IOWA state bar association NACDL 1958 national association of criminal defense lawyers american association for justice board certified specialist DUI defense law the iowa state bar association

Notable Case Work

Attorney Thomas Farnsworth's client was arrested for multiple charges after being pulled over for an OWI 3rd offense. Mr. Farnsworth ....

Read More

faq

Should I take a breath test?
The most common question asked of criminal defense lawyers who work on Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) or Driving While...

Can I get a work permit or temporary restricted license in Iowa after losing my driving privileges for an OWI?
For a first offense, yes. The revocation is this instance is 180 days for an OWI test failure and one year for an OWI test refusal...

Read More

Get In Touch

J. Dean Keegan and Thomas D. Farnsworth, Attorneys at Law
425 2nd Street South East
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

Cedar Rapids Criminal Law Office

J. Dean Keegan and Thomas D. Farnsworth, Attorneys at Law
103 East College Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

Iowa City Criminal Law Office

J Dean Keegan Thomas DS Farnsworth Keegan Legal

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business.