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I was arrested for my 1st offense OWI in Iowa over the weekend. I was initially pulled over for my license plate light was out. I tested .155 on the breath test, but also demanded an independant blood test at my own expense. My blood sample was just thrown in with all my other personal belongings when I was put in the jail cell. It was not refridgerated. I guess I don't know what the proper procedure is for my blood sample, but I don't think it was handled right. Do I have any chance of getting this reduced or thrown out ? If I am convicted of the OWI, I will lose my job, home and be probably bankrupt ?
Unfortunately, not refrigerating the blood sample for hours or even days following the blood draw generally does not...
I'm from Illinois and I received an OWI for marijuana in Iowa. I'm just trying to keep my career from being jeopardized by this. Are there any plea agreement opinions besides OWI prosecutors are willing to accept to prevent reporting a DUI to Illinois? I can not lose my license due to a suspension right now!!!
Yes, it is mandatorily reported. Your license will automatically be revoked in IA, then an abstract will be sent to...
Friend was picked up for 3rd OWI. Sentencing is 5 years in prison with the comment ""DCS supervision pending assignment in OWI continuum". What does the comment mean?
It means your friend is in custody of the Department of Correctional Services until a space opens up in the OWI...
I was arrested while on a friend's vacation at a bar in Dickinson County Iowa. I spent the night in jail and couldn't see the judge until the next morning. Being on vacation I didn't have the money to get bailed out at the time and I just wanted to leave; so I plead guilty and was let go and just had to pay a $350 fine for each charge (Public Intoxication and for having a fake ID) at a later date. I paid them both and they are both on my record now. This occurred a little over two years ago when I was 19 and I am currently 22. I am wondering if there is any possible way to get either of these charges removed from my record, and if there is how would I go about it? Like I said the arrest occurred in Iowa and I am from Missouri so I'm not really sure how I would go about this.
I'm not an Iowa attorney but I'd be surprised if you're not out of time to appeal. Most states have strict time limits...
Stuck inside, bored so I thought I'd ask.. My employer hired a cleaning company to clean and wax the floor. They had been drinking, because my employee told me, after the fact, when the cleaner came through her line and bought something, she could smell alcohol on his breath. She thought I knew it. This happened overnight, and I was the only employee there. They spilled soapy water all over, the employee was upset he couldn't buy cigarettes. He was yelling, we can't get any f'n cig's. I picked up my pace to head to the back room, as I am looking over my shoulder, to see where he was, I slipped on the floor and tearing rotator cuff and cartilage in my knee. They were working 18 ft away from where I fell, so that hall shouldn't of been wet Can I sue the company they work for?
You have a workers compensation claim with your employer and should be getting all of your meds paid by them. In...
The officer never tested my drink, or breathalized me, but wrote me a ticket for possession of alcohol under the legal age
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i blew a .054 at a party and was told i could either go to court or pay it online
Who is PAULA and why did you receive her ticket? Before wondering if it will ever come off your record, why not retain...