One of the most commonly prosecuted crimes in Nebraska and Iowa is a DUI (as it is called in Nebraska) or OWI (as it is called in Iowa). While the categorization of offense level and the possible penalties are different in each state (see Nebraska DUI Penalty Chart), the fundamentals remain the same.

Many people don’t realize that most of the DUI/OWI-specific training is identical across the entire country. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approves training for officers that is specific to drinking and driving; that is true in both Nebraska and Iowa. The curriculum does not change. The material required for graduation from that curriculum does not change. It is identical amongst all officers nationwide. The main basis for DUI/OWI stops and subsequent arrests lies with the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) and their various components. From the “Vehicle in Motion” to “Contact with the Driver” and “Arrest Decision” stages, this curriculum is identical, and we know how to review it.

At Liberty Law Group, we review the constitutional basis for the stop, the subsequent seizure of the vehicle’s occupant(s), potential expanded scope of the original stop, the administration of Standard Field Sobriety Tests, and eventual arrest of the individual. Many times, one or more of these things are done incorrectly which could directly impact your case.

A DUI/OWI conviction carries the possibility of jail time and significant fines. This may seem “routine” to some people, but the impact can be extraordinary. Your driver’s license, professional license(s), finances, and freedom can all be impacted. Call Liberty Law Group to find out more about how you can protect yourself and maintain your Liberty! Our attorneys can evaluate and help defend your case based on first-hand knowledge of the same training undergone by law enforcement.
Nobody plans to be arrested for a DUI or OWI. If you are, call the experts at Liberty Law Group for a free consultation. Voted 2023 Best of Omaha: DUI Defense Attorney. Contact us now!