No. If the offense occurred in Iowa, the look-back period is 12 years regardless of what other states provide.
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If you have not been convicted yet, nothing prevents you from moving out of state so long as you appear at all of your required court dates unless you are on some sort of pretrial release or your bondsman has a condition that you not leave the state. If it is a first offense, Polk County probation will "monitor" you while you are out of State without any problems. Just make sure to get your substance abuse evaluation and drinking drivers program completed (48 hour course) here in the State of...
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So long as the license suspension was upheld by the Department of Transportation or was not challenged initially and the test result or refusal was not suppressed (declared inadmissible by a judge), the license suspension will stand regardless of the outcome of the criminal charge.
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No. If your first OWI arrest was amended to a reckless driving and you were subsequently convicted on another violation that would have been your first offense criminally under Iowa Law. OWI first offense in Iowa is only a serious misdemeanor. A 3rd OWI conviction in 12 years is categorized as a Class D Felony under Iowa law.
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No. Iowa does not provide for expungments of criminal convictions from someones record. It will not be able to be used to enhance you if you receive another OWI charge but it cannot be expunged or removed from your record.
You need to contact hte Department of Transportation to find out if they have the SR-22 requirement still on your driving privileges. Ordinarily SR-22 filing is only required for two years following a suspension. It does not just have to be for OWI. If your driving privileges were reinstated within the past two years you will still need SR-22. The only way to be certain is to contact the Department of Transportation though and they will let you know.
Yes. The DOT will not grant you a restricted license for work purposes without verification that you are employed. They also require confirmation about work schedule times and locations as well so yes the work verification portion of the form will will need to be signed by a representative of your employer.
If the test result of .155 is admissible and does not otherwise get suppressed than the judge cannot grant you a deferred judgment regardless of what the margin of error is and regardless of the result on your independent test. Your only chance is to find a legal and factual basis for the test result to be declared inadmissible in the criminal prosecution.
Iowa DOT only looks at your driving record not your offense of conviction in criminal court. If the Iowa DOT has record that your driving privileges have previously been suspended in the State of Iowa or any other State within the past 12 years, they will treat the suspension as a second or subsequent offense and you will be looking at a 1 year suspension if you provided a chemical test result in excess of .08 or 2 years if you refused testing.