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Robert G Rehkemper

Robert Rehkemper’s Legal Cases

11 total


  • State of Iowa vs. Massengale

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Outcome:
    OWI Charge Dismissed.
    Description:
    The Iowa Supreme Court found that the implied consent advisory read to individuals that possessed a commercial drivers license but who were arrested for OWI while driving a non commercial motor vehicle was innaccurate and misleading and thus, violated the defendant's right to due process of law. Resulted in the charges against Mr. Massengale being dismissed and a new law being passed requiring an individual being arrested for OWI while operating a private motor vehicle to be accurately informed of his/her pending decision's consequences on his/her commercial driving privileges.
  • State of Iowa vs. LaForge

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Outcome:
    Blood Test Suppressed
    Description:
    Iowa Court of Appeals concluded that the blood sample withdrawn from the defendant without her consent and without first placing her under arrest was illegal and as such, the blood test result is inadmissible at trial.
  • State of Iowa vs. Lawson

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty by way of Jury Verdict
    Description:
    OWI 3rd Offense with single car accident. Defendant was found Not Guilty and his driving privileges were spared
  • State v. Pettengill

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Outcome:
    Breath Test Inadmissible
    Description:
    Iowa Court of Appeals reversed defendant's conviction finding that her right to phone calls was violated when the officer prematurely terminated her call. The Court of Appeals ruled that the trial court should have suppressed the breath test result and that the test result would be inadmissible. Driving privileges were reinstated as a result.
  • State of Iowa vs. Tangara

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Nov 12, 2009
    Outcome:
    Case Dismissed
    Description:
    Court of Appeals agreed that the stop of the defendant's vehicle was illegal and all evidence obtained as a result was inadmissible. Case dismissed and drivers license spared.
  • State v. LaForge, part II

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty - Acquittal
    Description:
    Client was acquitted of Vehicular Homicide - operating while intoxicated; Vehicular Homicide - reckless driving; but convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter, a lesser charge. Represented client on appeal as well and the Iowa Court of Appeals reversed the conviction due to insufficient evidence.
  • State v. Simpson

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Jul 18, 2011
    Outcome:
    Dismissed during jury trial
    Description:
    Operating While Intoxicated, 3rd Offense in Polk County, Iowa. Client accused of driving while intoxicated and refusing the breath test at the station. Case was dismissed on second day of trial halfway through Rehkemper's cross examination of the arresting officer as the State no longer believed they could prove their case.
  • Two Rivers Bank and Trust et. al. vs. Vanya Atanasova and Venture One, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Car Accidents
    Date:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Outcome:
    4 million + jury verdict in favor of Plaintiffs.
    Description:
    Semi truck - Car accident. Rehkemper and his partner, Cory Gourley, represented the Plaintiffs who were driving in a 2002 Ford Escort when a semi truck driven by Vanya Atanasova and owned by Venture One, Inc., pulled out in front of them from the shoulder of Highway 218 near Mount Pleasant. The driver of the Plaintiffs' vehicle could not avoid the semi in time and her vehicle struck the rear of the semi trailer, injuring her, killing her passenger and seriously injuring her two year old son in the back seat. Defendant's denied stopping on the shoulder of the highway and denied pulling out in front of Plaintiffs. The case proceeded to an 8 day jury trial in the Southern District of Iowa and the jury found the Defendants at fault and compensated Plaintiffs a total of more than 4 million dollars.
  • State v. Isleman

    Practice Area:
    DUI & DWI
    Date:
    Apr 25, 2013
    Outcome:
    Jury returned NOT GUILTY verdict on Vehicular Homicide but guilty of OWI 1st offense
    Description:
    Vehicular Homicide by way of Operating While Intoxicated. Client was charged with driving drunk and causing the death of another in an accident that occurred on Interstate 235 in Des Moines.
  • State v. Pham

    Practice Area:
    Criminal Defense
    Date:
    Sep 05, 2014
    Outcome:
    Not Guilty
    Description:
    5 Counts of Sex Abuse in the 2nd Degree. Defendant was accused of molesting his step daughter over a period of 5 years. Client vehemently denied the allegations and the case was tried to a jury. Jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty after only 15 minutes of deliberation.