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The view facing Veterans' Auditorium from the steps of the Linn County District Courthouse. Within frame is a Cedar Rapids Police Department patrol car. Photo by David Cmelik. 

Criminal lawyer and DUI defense attorney serving Cedar Rapids, Iowa 

David A. Cmelik Law PLC is an Iowa law firm exclusively limited to criminal law in the State of Iowa. This includes Operating While Intoxicated, or, OWI, prosecutions, otherwise known as Driving Under the Influence, or, DUI, in other states. 

The greater Cedar Rapids, Iowa, metropolitan area includes the cities of Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha, and Robins, as well as all of Linn County, Iowa. 

If you are arrested for a state law violation or city ordinance, you will appear in the Linn County District Court at Third Avenue Bridge, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

If you have been arrested for OWI (DUI) or other criminal offense, contact us for a free initial consultation. 

Some facts to know about prosecution in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Arrest for OWI in Linn County will typically result in detention for at least five hours and until a non-evidentiary breath test yields a result lower than .05 g ETOH/210 L breath, regardless of ability to bond out. New arrestees are typically seen by the judge no earlier than 9:30 AM the following morning and do so by closed circuit television ("tv court") on the first floor. 

Most releasees for misdemeanors do not require supervision but in rare cases, as well as more serious offenses, the court has available to it pretrial release services of the First Judicial District. If assigned to pretrial release services as a condition of pretrial release, a releasee and criminal defendant must immediately make contact with the First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services and follow their instructions for continued updates and contact. 

In substance abuse related offenses like Operating While Intoxicated and Possession of Controlled Substance, the judge will order the defendant to obtain a substance abuse evaluation within 30 days of release. Note that this deadline is longer than Johnson County in Iowa City which requires a substance abuse abuse evaluation within 10 days. If you or a loved one have been arrested for OWI (DUI) or other criminal offense in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, contact us for a free initial consultation. 

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