o law enforcement officers, drunk or impaired driving is known as driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), or in Iowa, operating while intoxicated (OWI). Even though it is a fairly common charge, drunk driving carries serious and often embarrassing implications for the accused, putting that person’s job, reputation, finances, and freedom at risk.
While it is not against the law to drive after consuming alcohol, in the state of Iowa, if you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or greater, it is unlawful to operate a car or any other motor vehicle. But even a BAC lower than .08 will not protect you if a law officer has reason to suspect you may be intoxicated.
Regardless of your BAC, if you have consumed ANY amount of alcohol, you can still be charged and arrested for drunk driving. The penalties include but are not limited to jail time, the suspension or revocation of driving privileges, fines, and a mark on your public record that can never be removed. (Learn more here.)
If you are charged with an OWI in the Cedar Rapids or Iowa City Area, remember that you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. With the help of a skilled and detail-oriented attorney like Cory, you can fight those charges in and out of court, and preserve your innocence.
As an experienced DUI lawyer, Cory will help you identify the strengths and risks specific to your case, and advise you on the most beneficial course of action. He leaves no stone unturned when it comes to mounting an effective and persuasive defense.
Anytime you are facing charges, it is important that you seek legal counsel right away and do not attempt to represent yourself without your attorney present. Cory Goldensoph offers FREE case evaluations, and can be reached at 319-364-5225.