I got charged with OWI in Iowa I was not over the legal limit but blew at 0.76 and I had Benadryl in my system so I'm get charged because I had alcohol plus a drug and I want to know how much it cost the state of Iowa to bring somebody to trial
I don't think anyone will be able to tell you what is the cost to the State for trial. Judges, prosecutors and police are all salaried employees. The courthouse is open whether the matter is tried or not. Aside from juror fees, which could be approximated and would be assessed to you if you were found guilty at trial, it's difficult to put a dollar figure on the State's cost. You may have defenses to this charge that you should explore with an experienced Iowa OWI trial attorney.
Some. More or less than you might imagine. Jurors are underpaid. Court staff is, as Mr. Murphy has indicated, salaried and going to be there whether or not you're being tried.
Don't rely on the cost to the state as something that will even potentially keep you out of trouble.
I suspect you mean that you blew a .076, since I'd expect you'd be dead of alcohol poisoning ages before you made it all the way to .76.
Benadryl is absolutely something that can impair you. Even in "normal" dosages, you probably shouldn't be driving if you've taken it, and I've taken someone to the ER after a Benadryl overdose that (among other things) had them reading papers that weren't there, eating imaginary food out of the air in front of them, and saying some very bizarre things that I have fondly-amused memories of to distract me from the terror that was "this person has taken what could potentially be a lethal overdose of this and there's nothing we can do but try to keep them calm and stable."
Don't take Benadryl and drive.
Now, observations and personal anecdotes aside, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't alcohol or (I'm pretty sure) a controlled substance under 321J, 124.206, or 124.206, and that, among other things, may help you.
Contact and retain an OWI attorney. The cost of paying an attorney is potentially less than the cost of facing OWI charges without an attorney's assistance.
By asking this question, it is clear you are focused on entirely the wrong thing. The answer is that the cost to the state is 100% irrelevant. Now, the administrative burden on the state may be one thing, but that's only something that a capable attorney can handle. Speaking of, you need to hire one immediately to have the best chance with your charge.
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The best way to think of this is that the cost to the state is priceless.
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