Criminal Law

Jon Hammond wins motion to suppress in OWI case

In January 2015, attorney Jon Hammond filed a motion to suppress evidence of an OWI (operating while intoxicated) gathered during a roadblock in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He argued it was an unreasonable search and seizure, which is prohibited by the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and Article I, Section VIII of the Iowa Constitution. The Court granted the motion to suppress, ultimately causing the case to be dismissed and driving privileges reinstated.