On 7/1/10, a new law became effective that significantly reduces the waiting period for a work permit/temporary restricted license for a “second breath test failure” case before the Iowa Department of Transportation.
Most of the “second breath test failure” cases are OWI 2d offenses. However, a second breath test failure can occur after a previous .02 violation, or an OWI 1st offense that did not end in conviction or deferred judgment.
Previously the waiting period for a work permit was 1 year, regardless of the test resulting in a failure or refusal.
The new law requires a delay on the work permit for only 45 days for a failure, and 90 days for a refusal.
Please call Thompson Law Office for more specifics on this new law.