No. If the offense occurred in Iowa, the look-back period is 12 years regardless of what other states provide.See question
I was charged but pleaded guilty to a lesser, non driving related charge. I pleaded guilty to a charged of having a false/manufactured license.
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.See question
What do I need to do?
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 Iowa to avoid any problems with remaining holds on your driving privileges.See question
In 1998 I was charged with DUI. It has been 12 years and it is still haunting me. I have had no other arrest. Can this be taken off my record?
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.See question
I got an OWI 4 1/2 years ago...then a driving while suspended about a month later. I finally paid off my fines today and was wondering if I need to file for SR-22 in order to get my license back? I would think after so long I would not need to but...
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.See question
Does my boss need to sign my temp work permit? I received an OWI and don't want to tell my employer.
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.See question
I am charged with an OWI 1st offense in Iowa, is there any chance of a deferred sentence if I blew .155 ? I took an independent blood test which has not yet been tested, it was taken approx an hour after I took the breath test. I know the law in I...
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.See question
I got my 2nd OWI but was able to get it brought down to my first offense, due to stipulations of my prior. I was wondering if the DOT will view this as my first offense as well, and if so will I be able to get my license reinstated sooner.
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.See question
I was convicted of DUI and served seven days in jail and had my drivers lic. supended. This was my second arrest for DUI. The first was reduced to reckless driving.
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.See question