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5-25-18: Daniel Rothman represented a client who was being investigated for a class C forceable felony assault, which would have led to a 10 year prison sentence. Over a period of 7 months we used expert witnesses and other approaches to show that the case was unwinnable for the state. Finally, the state agreed to not file any charges of any level. Our client was able to move on with his life without the public embarrassment and stress of a criminal charge.

 

1-19-18: Daniel Rothman’s client was charged with possession of methamphetamine. Daniel Rothman showed the state the officer’s video footage that demonstrated the officers illegally searched the Defendant’s car. The state decided to dismiss all charges.

 

1-11-18: Daniel Rothman represented a client charged with 2 counts of Child Endangerment in Polk County. After fighting the case for several months, the state finally dismissed all criminal charges and the court costs were even assessed to the state by the court, instead of to the client.

 

11-1-17: Daniel Rothman was able to successfully represent a Story county client who had been charged with an OWI. After filing a motion to suppress evidence the state dismissed the OWI charge completely.

 

10-27-17: A client represented by Daniel Rothman was charged with Domestic Assault Causing Injury in Polk County. After a lengthy fight, including collecting witnesses who could show the alleged victim lied under oath in a related civil hearing, the state agreed to dismiss all criminal charges.

 

10-17-17: Daniel Rothman argued a motion to suppress alleging that the officer violated Iowa Code Section 321J.5 by illegally detaining the client without reasonable cause and making them take a PBT test. The Court agreed and granted the motion to suppress. The OWI case will be dismissed and the DOT must reinstate the client’s driving privileges and take the OWI off their record.

 

10-4-17: An administrative law judge agreed with Daniel Rothman’s argument that an officer had denied the client his full and timely phone call rights as required by Iowa Code Section 804.20. The Judge ordered the DOT to reinstate the driving privileges of the client and remove the OWI from the client’s DOT record.

 

6-22-17: Bill Brewer acquired a $100,000 settlement for his client who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Dallas County.

 

3-17-17: Bill Brewer acquired a $100,000 settlement for his client who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Polk County.

 

4-20-2017: Murray B. Gotsdiner was recognized at the 2017 Better Business Bureau Torch Awards Luncheon for his volunteer work as an Arbitrator for the BBB.

 

2-10-17: Daniel Rothman argued a motion to dismiss alleging that the State violated Iowa Rule of Criminal Procedure 2.33. The State did not comply with its filing obligations and the Judge dismissed the entire case. The case was dismissed with prejudice, so the State cannot try to refile the charges.

 

1-9-17: Daniel Rothman got a Polk County Prosecutor to concede on a motion to suppress arguing that the officer did not have a legal basis to stop the Client’s car. The Court granted the motion and suppressed everything. This ruling allowed the client to avoid any kind of criminal conviction.

 

1-5-17: Daniel Rothman was able to convince a Dallas County Prosecutor that the arresting officer violated our client’s 804.20 rights as the officer limited the scope of calls the client could make while at the police station. The Court granted the motion to suppress. The client can reinstate their driving privileges and avoid a conviction in criminal court.

 

11-2-16: Daniel Rothman’s client was charged with Domestic Abuse Assault. After the case had been pending for several months, the prosecutor finally dismissed the case and even assessed the court costs to the state.

 

7-10-16  - Bill Brewer acquired a $65,000 judgment for his client who slipped and fell in a retail store in Warren County. 

 

12-16-15 - Daniel Rothman and Bill Brewer’s client was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and a Parole violation.  After a contested motion to suppress hearing, the court threw out all of the Prosecution’s evidence after it was shown by the defense that the police officer conducted an illegal search.  All charges and the violation were dismissed and the client was released from custody.

 

 

Recent News

8-6-18: Daniel Rothman showed that an investigating officer had not spoken to numerous witnesses on an alleged Felony assault causing serious injury. After contacting other witnesses, recorded statements were given by the defense to the state. Instead of a likely win at trial, the client decided to take an offer from the state to plead to 2 simple misdemeanors and get a deferred judgment. This will lead to the whole case being expunged instead of the possible five year prison sentence the client was facing.

 

7-27-18: Daniel Rothman argued a motion to suppress alleging that the officer had no reasonable grounds to detain a driver for field sobriety tests. The Court agreed and granted the motion to suppress. The OWI charge as well as the child endangerment charges must be dismissed due to the Court’s ruling. The DOT must reinstate the client’s driving privileges and take the OWI off their driving record.

 

6-7-18: Daniel Rothman’s client was alleged to have committed more than 15 felony level burglaries. After dealing with the case for several months, the client was able to avoid convictions of any kind.

 

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