Friday, September 16, 2016

Man from Iowa gets Jail Term for DUI

A local man from Iowa has been slapped with both a jail term and probation for the crime of driving under the influence. The crime in question occurred back in the winter of last year on a Cass County road, as reported by

35 year old Douglas C. Heitman made an appearance in the Cass County District court earlier in the week for his sentencing. The charge against him was a class 1 misdemeanor charge for driving under the influence.  Furthermore, the suspect was convicted for driving under the influence in both December and July of 2002 and 2005 respectively.

The latest arrest was made after a state law enforcement officer clocked him speeding at 76mph in a 60mph zone and proceeded to pull him over. The investigation officer smelt alcohol on his breath, following which he was subjected to a breathalyzer and field sobriety tests and was eventually arrested.

Adding to the punishment, Heitman’s driver’s license has also been suspended for a period of 15 years. However, he could get an exception if he installs an ignition interlock device on all of his vehicles, say DUI lawyers in Iowa City, IA. 

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DUI - how many times is too many?

An Iowa man identified as 50 year old Steven P. DePaepe has come under the legal scanner after his latest arrest for driving under the influence which also happens to be his fifth arrest for DUI, as reported by

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When someone proves time and again that they have a problem with alcohol and they are still able to drive legally, it is just not acceptable and Iowa DUI attorneys agree that such persons must be kept off the road to make it safer for all of us.

DePaepe has been charged with aggravated driving under the influence and also driving on a suspended driver’s license. He was pulled over after his tan Chevrolet was spotted by law enforcement officers swerving across the road and failing to maintain lane close to the DeKalb Oasis on Interstate 88.

A breathalyzer and field sobriety tests proved that the suspect was indeed driving under the influence. DePaepe himself confessed at the time to have consumed alcohol. In fact, when asked how much he had had to drink, he responded "too much" and then went on to say that his Mountain Dew bottle actually had vodka in it.

The prosecuting attorney requested that bond be set at $50,000. However, Chief Judge Robbin Stuckert set bond at $5,000 and ordered that he be fitted with a SCRAM bracelet. Iowa City, IA DUI lawyers explain that this may have been due to the fact that DePaepe had been convicted of lesser crimes for prior drunken driving arrests.

Some people just cannot figure it out. Steven P. DePaepe is one of them.

Meanwhile, if you have been arrested or charged with a DUI, you need to act immediately before you face serious repercussions. Talk to an Iowa DUI lawyer as soon as possible to get started on your defense strategy. 

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