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Attorney Daniel RothmanDaniel J. Rothman

Daniel J. Rothman has been practicing criminal law since his admission to the bar in 2002. He is a former prosecutor of 7 years having worked in the Story County Attorney’s office and as the senior member of the OWI Division of the Polk County Attorney’s Office until March of 2009. During his time as an OWI prosecutor, Mr. Rothman was an instructor for the Prosecutors Training Council’s Annual Officer’s training school on OWI law and a presenter for the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force annual training regarding OWI law. He also is a graduate of the Trial Advocacy program at the National District Attorney’s Association’s National Advocacy Center at the University of South Carolina.  Mr. Rothman was invited to teach other lawyers in Des Moines how to handle OWI cases in 2011 by the Law Review CLE Group. Mr. Rothman has also successfully litigated OWI cases in front of the Iowa Supreme Court.  Mr. Rothman represents clients against OWI charges in Des Moines and throughout Iowa. He received his law Degree and his Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric from Drake University. Daniel also proudly serves his community as a board member for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Iowa.

 

 


William Brewer

Attorney William BrewerWilliam Brewer has practiced criminal law since his admission to the state bar in 1982. Mr. Brewer is admitted to the Bar in Iowa, both the Federal Iowa Districts, the Eighth Circuit Federal Appellate Court and in the State of Illinois. Mr. Brewer maintains memberships in the Polk County Bar Association, the Iowa Bar Association, as well as the American Bar Association. He is also a member of the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Iowa Association for Justice and the American Association for Justice formerly known as the American Trial Lawyer’s Association. Mr. Brewer served as a prosecutor in Des Moines County Iowa from 1983 to 1985.

 

 

 

Attorney Frank StenbachFrank Steinbach III

Frank Steinbach III has been in the practice of law for over 20 years. He is licensed in all jurisdictions in Iowa, including the Iowa Court of Appeals and the Iowa Supreme Court. He has handled numerous OWI cases both in criminal court and in the civil proceedings before the Iowa Department of Transportation. He is licensed to practice in the Federal Courts of the Southern District of Iowa, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the Polk County, Dallas County and Iowa State Bar Associations. He is on the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel of attorneys for the Southern District and 8th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 

 

 

Representative OWI Cases

State of Iowa vs Walker 804 N.W.2d 284 (Iowa 2011) The Iowa Supreme Court grants a unanimous decision for our client in State v. Walker, regarding a case of 1st impression in Iowa for interpretation of the usage of Iowa Code 804.20 and the right to counsel.  The Court held that a person’s right to an confer with an attorney under Iowa Code Section 804.20 is violated if they are not alone and in private, away from electronic monitoring.  The Court further held that place the attorney on the other side of a glass partition was not permissible as no separation should be allowed unless the state can prove a security risk. The oral arguments before the Supreme Court, by our attorney Daniel Rothman, were videotaped and can be viewed at the Supreme Court web site. The full ruling can be read at this link.

 

Recent News

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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