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Des Moines OWI Attorneys

Being arrested for Operating a Motorized Vehicle While Impaired (OWI, DUI, DWI or Drunk Driving) can affect a person in numerous and significant ways. As a result, having an experienced attorney assist you can make all the difference. Moreover, knowing your rights will enable you to make the right decision in the event you are stopped by the police.

 

The criminal defense attorneys of the McEnroe Law Firm have a combined 55 years of experience in practicing criminal law. Their experience comes from years of work as defense attorneys and as former prosecuting attorneys. Our attorneys know that criminal charges can have life changing affects on people and our attorneys recognize that these cases must be handled with absolute dedication to ensure that our client’s rights are not impeded and that they receive a just resolution to their case.

 

We help clients with all types of criminal charges. To learn more about other criminal law services visit www.criminallawdesmoines.com

 

 


Recent News

11-1-17: Daniel Rothman was able to successfully represent a Story county client who had been charged with an OWI. After filing a motion to suppress evidence the state dismissed the OWI charge completely.

 

10-17-17: Daniel Rothman argued a motion to suppress alleging that the officer violated Iowa Code Section 321J.5 by illegally detaining the client without reasonable cause and making them take a PBT test. The Court agreed and granted the motion to suppress. The OWI case will be dismissed and the DOT must reinstate the client’s driving privileges and take the OWI off their record.

 

10-4-17: An administrative law judge agreed with Daniel Rothman’s argument that an officer had denied the client his full and timely phone call rights as required by Iowa Code Section 804.20. The Judge ordered the DOT to reinstate the driving privileges of the client and remove the OWI from the client’s DOT record.

 

9-27-17: A judge agreed with Daniel Rothman that the arresting officer had violated the constitutional rights of the client. The judge suppressed all the evidence of guilt obtained by the officer as it was an illegal search. The client’s driving privileges will also be restored per Iowa OWI law.

 

6-24-17: Daniel Rothman showed that an officer had lied under oath about his client’s OWI case. The judge ruled that the officer had lost all credibility and therefore all evidence collected in OWI the case must be thrown out. The prosecutor indicated that the case must be dismissed. The client’s driving privileges will also be restored and the fact that the client was even charged with the OWI will be expunged from the public record.

 

4-19-17: A prosecutor and judge agreed with Daniel Rothman’s motion to suppress, alleging the officer did not have a valid reason to stop the client. The Court granted the motion which will save the client’s regular driving privileges and his CDL. The client will also avoid any conviction or criminal record for the OWI.

 

4-17-17: An administrative law judge agreed with Daniel Rothman’s argument that an officer had violated the “two-hour rule” from Iowa Code Section 321J.6. As a result, the Judge ordered the DOT to reinstate the driving privileges of the client and remove the OWI from the client’s DOT record.

 

2-10-17: Daniel Rothman argued a motion to dismiss alleging that the State violated Iowa Rule of Criminal Procedure 2.33. The State did not comply with its filing obligations and the Judge dismissed the entire case. The case was dismissed with prejudice, so the State cannot try to refile the charges.

 

1-9-17: Daniel Rothman got a Polk County Prosecutor to concede on a motion to suppress arguing that the officer did not have a legal basis to stop the Client’s car. The Court granted the motion and suppressed everything. This ruling allowed the client to avoid any kind of criminal conviction.

 

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