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Can ignition interlock devices reduce OWI offenses?

Facing a dunk driving charge can be a life-altering event for some motorists in Iowa. The penalties associated with an 'Operating While Intoxicated' (OWI) offense are not minor, and in some cases, they can be severe enough to impact a person's personal and professional life. Depending on the circumstances surrounding an OWI, a driver could lose his or her license, face license suspension or even have a device installed in his or her vehicle to determine if any alcohol is in his or her system when a vehicle is started.

Initiating an aggressive defense against a violent crime charge

There are very few criminal charges that are not taken seriously right away. While the situation is likely to be shocking and stir up emotions, criminal defendants are probably aware of the severity of the situation and the predicament they are currently in. Thus, they are likely to consider the criminal defense options available to them. However, this is the part that can be confusing for some defendants, because it may not be clear what steps they must take, how much it could cost and what type of future they are looking at.

Understanding the severity of violent crimes

There are some crimes that are considered to be extremely serious offenses in our society. Thus, when individuals in Iowa and elsewhere are accused of such a crime, they could face personal and professional consequences along with criminal penalties. When defendants are charged with a violent crime, it is important to understand the elements of the charge, the evidence used against the accused and what defense options are available.

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

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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...

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