Iowa Drunk Driving Laws – OWI – DUI – DWI

If you are charged and you want to be able to continue driving, you must have the LifeSafer Ignition Interlock Device installed in your vehicle. Your visit to allows you to obtain a discount coupon to save $ on the device you must have.

Click Here for the Ignition Interlock Free Install Coupon!

Iowa law provides that it is unlawful to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage or other drug or a combination of such substances; while having an alcohol concentration of .08 or more or while having any amount of a controlled substance in one’s body.

Use our free, OWI Consequences Program to get all the details of your charge. When you use the program, it will send you an email of information and answers to your all your questions about drunk driving in Iowa. All you need do is answer a few simple questions. Once you complete and submit the form, you will receive a comprehensive report by email telling you about the charge and the potential consequences you face. There is no obligation and no confidential information is sought. If you want a free consultation with an OWI lawyer professional, just indicate so.

What is an “OWI”, “DUI” or “DWI”?

Iowa OWI is defined as Operating While Intoxicated. All three acronyms stand for the same thing, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of something. In Iowa, it is not illegal to drink an alcoholic beverage then drive. It is illegal in Iowa to operate a motor vehicle and at the same time have an open container of an alcoholic beverage. It is also illegal if at the time you are operating the vehicle, your BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) exceeds .08. So basically, if you drink three or four cans of beer in one hour, you may exceed the limit .08 limit. Many factors play into this including, but not limited to, the alcohol content of the beverages; what you have had to eat; your body mass and time elapsed.

This is a serious charge. Make no mistake about it. The consequences will last for years and a conviction may land you in jail. The fines and costs rack up quickly. Your car insurance rates will rise. Having a conviction on your record may thwart your travel to foreign countries. Employers take a dim view and may not hire you. Don’t be in a hurry to run to the courthouse and plead guilty. Get some free advice from one of our lawyer specialists. Call them up. Tell them what happened and ask if they can help you.

Click Here for your Free LifeSafer Installation Coupon!

Submit this form for your free OWI Consequences Report!


  • Sending results via Email...
  • Print
  • Name:
  • Phone Number:
  • E-mail Address:
  • Charged in County:

  • Your age group at the time of the charge:
  • Charged Offense:
  • BAC Test:
  • Prior OWI revocation in the past 12 years?
  • Was there an accident?
  • Did a death result?
  • Did anyone, other than you, suffer a "serious injury"?
  • Would you like a free consult with an OWI lawyer?
  • Would you like to receive discounted pricing for your ignition interlock?
  • Would you like a quote on SR-22 insurance?


Because you requested a free consultation with one of our OWI defense lawyers, we will provide your information to counsel. The lawyer should call you within 48 hours (business days). Thank you.

    Ignition Interlock

    12 Hour Drunk Driving Classes

  • ALPP Institute - www:

Thank you

We appreciate your visit!

Thank you for visiting the website and for using our on-line OWI results program. The results have been emailed to the address you provided. If you used a valid email address and did not receive the results, check your spam filter.

    Free Lawyer Consultation

    If you requested a free consultation with a lawyer specializing in Iowa OWI cases, a lawyer will be contacting you. If a lawyer does not call you within 2 business days, please contact us:

    Ignition Interlock

    Please visit with one of our OWI defense lawyers about obtaining an ignition interlock device.

    If you need any other assistance, please contact us at:

    If misleading, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate information is brought to our attention, we will take action to make corrections.

    How To - TRL - YouTube

    I been charged, what now?

    Step 1: Do not delay, hire a qualified OWI defense attorney. We have many well-qualified lawyers experienced in defending folks accused of OWI in Iowa. Use the free "OWI Consequences" program to find out what all you are facing and the names of lawyers in your area who take these cases. Step 2: Contact Life Safer and get their Ignition Interlock Device installed in your car. You can drive in Iowa after the charge of OWI but you must have an ignition interlock device installed. Life Safer has the best device in the business and they will discount the price to you if you mention you found them at The cost of this page and all advertising is supported by Life Safer. We provide you with the information, they will provide you with the IID. Please support Life Safer.

    Have a question?
    Ask one of our OWI Defense Attorneys. Free!

    Submit a Question!

    Substance Abuse Eval

    You will need a substance abuse evaluation. Most judges order it at the outset of your case. If the judge says to get it done, get it done.
    Learn More

    SR 22 Insurance Required

    If you intend to drive again, you will need SR22 insurance. AKA high risk insurance. Call Deb Ewoldt at 641-753-6691 for the best deal on SR22.
    Learn More

    12 Hour Class

    You must attend a 12 hour drinking drivers class. The classes are offered all over Iowa. Click on our 12 Hour link for more information.
    Learn More

    Ignition Interlock

    If you want to drive, you need an Ignition Interlock. Call LifeSafer 855-527-1597 and mention "" for your free installation!
    Learn More

    Iowa OWI laws are complex

    Des Moines Drunk Driving Defense Attorney Michael Culp"Iowa drunk driving charges consist of two components. Administrative Sanctions are imposed by the Iowa DOT and involve your driving privileges. Criminal Sanctions are what you will face in court. When charged with an OWI in Iowa, your first priority should be to discuss your case with a qualified, OWI defense attorney."

    Michael Culp Call: 515-288-3333