In Iowa, you could be convicted of operating while intoxicated (OWI) for a variety of reasons. These include having a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher, having any amount of controlled substances in your body, or driving in a manner that is influenced by alcohol or drugs that you consumed.

At M. Victoria Cole Law Firm P.C., we understand that being arrested for OWI does not necessarily make you guilty. Our Cedar Rapids OWI attorney will investigate the circumstances of your traffic stop and ask the important questions such as:

  • Did the arresting officer have reasonable suspicion or probable cause to stop you?
  • Did your arrest violate any of your constitutional rights?
  • Was the field sobriety test administered in a standardized fashion?
  • Was the Breathalyzer machine calibrated properly?

Penalties For OWI In Iowa

Called DWI or DUI in other states, an OWI can result in a wide range of consequences. Depending on whether it is a first, second or third offense, penalties for a conviction can range from two days in jail to up to five years in prison and from $1,250 in fines to $9,375 in fines.

Additional penalties may include court costs and a 35 percent court surcharge, the revocation of your driver’s license, the installation of an ignition interlock device and a substance abuse evaluation and recommended treatment.

Don’t Take Chances — Contact An Iowa City License Suspension Defense Attorney

If you are facing drunk driving charges in Iowa, don’t gamble with your future and freedom. Engage the help of a drunk driving lawyer today. Schedule a confidential consultation with attorney Victoria Cole by calling our Cedar Rapids office at 319-261-2600, or contact us online. We accept credit cards.