How OWI Programs Have Been Modified due to COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, which has caused an indefinite suspension of all 48-hour OWI programs, and pursuant to an agreement between the Johnson County Attorney, the Department of Correctional Services, and the Johnson County District Associate Court, for OWI cases in which a deferred judgment order was granted and in which the Defendant has not yet completed the OWI weekend program, the Johnson County judges are entering the following orders in multiple cases:

Defendants who have not yet completed a 48-hour OWI Weekend program may satisfy the requirement by completing a 12-hour OWI course that is approved by the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). This course may be completed online or in person. For updated information and a list of approved providers, go to Defendants may contact the Self-Supervised Probation program directly by calling 319-730-1266.

Work with a Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or someone you know has been arrested for an OWI, contact a criminal defense attorney to discuss your case. To learn more about drunk driving in Iowa, visit my OWI page.

If you have further questions or want to discuss if this COVID-19 update applies to your individual case, please contact me.

Additional OWI Resources:

Free Initial Consultation OWI Charges

Iowa OWI Penalties and Fines Summary

Iowa Corrections COVID-19 Information

OWI vs DUI: Iowa’s Drunk Driving Laws