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If you're looking for a good criminal defense attorney to explore your best options in a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, DUI or criminal case, put us on your list. David Cmelik has over 20 years of criminal law experience involving over 5,000 Iowa state law criminal offenses ranging from simple assault to double homicide. David Cmelik's professional successes include Iowa jury acquittals in vehicular homicide, assault with a dangerous weapon, and OWI. He has obtained judgments of acquittal in jury trials for possession with intent to deliver and delivery of controlled substance. In addition, David has jury trial experience in first degree murder, armed bank robbery, and embezzlement. David attained his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2001. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Iowa State University where he was also student body vice president and chairman of the student government senate. He and his family live in Cedar Rapids.
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After an arrest, loved ones and family members are often confused about the process. Defendants are also unpleasantly surprised that collateral consequences, things outside the criminal prosecution, can and do happen to them while a criminal case is ongoing. They can lose their job. They can lose their family. They can lose hope. What they can count on is an objective, professional Iowa attorney who will assess the value of their case. Call David A. Cmelik Law PLC at 319-389-1889 for a free initial consultation.
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DUI - Operating While Intoxicated and Operating While Impaired/Drugged in a Cedar Rapids or Iowa City OWI prosecution
Operating while intoxicated, or, OWI, Iowa's drunk driving law, is a criminal offense. It results in an arrest and presentation before the criminal magistrate. The prosecutor must craft an indictment that, if approved by the judge, will set events in motion toward a criminal jury trial. The criminal prohibition on drunk driving also includes operating a motor vehicle under the influence of any amount of a controlled substance or a combination of drugs and alcohol.
When someone drives a motor vehicle in violation of Iowa Code § 321J.2, Iowa’s Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) statute, or in a reckless manner “with a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property,” in violation of Iowa Code § 321.277, or by “eluding or attempting to elude a pursuing law enforcement vehicle,” and causes a serious injury he or she commits a Class “D” felony,
When someone possesses marijuana or other drugs in Iowa, they can be punished criminally. A first offense Possession of Marijuana case can result in a 48 hour jail sentence and a $315 fine.
Any unintentional death caused by operating while intoxicated (OWI) in violation of Iowa Code § 321J.2 is a Class “B” felony in Iowa punishable by an indeterminate prison sentence of 25 years.
Many people don't realize that more expensive, stolen items drive up the criminal classification, and, therefore, the range of penalties available to the court should a defendant be convicted.
Like theft, criminal mischief, or, vandalism, in Iowa, is based on the value of the damage or repair to the item.