Eastern Iowa Criminal Defense Attorneys

Davenport Criminal Defense Attorneys

Fighting State and Federal Criminal Charges

A lot is at stake when you’re charged with a crime. Whether the alleged offense falls under state or federal jurisdiction, you face incarceration, fines, and other penalties. You could also be subject to collateral consequences that place limitations on you, making it difficult to live a productive life after completing your sentence. Still, sanctions arising from a criminal charge are not a guarantee. You have the right to challenge the accusations against you and pursue a favorable outcome that could result in reduced or no penalties. To fight the allegations, you need an attorney who will zealously advocate on your behalf and stand up for you inside and outside the courtroom.

Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger is prepared to vigorously defend you against misdemeanor or felony charges at the state or federal level. Our Davenport criminal defense lawyers have over 50 years of combined experience. Together, we have a breadth and depth of knowledge and insight that allows us to build solid legal strategies. Recognizing what’s on the line, our team works tirelessly to protect our clients’ rights and futures. Leveraging our negotiation skills, we seek justice by working out a deal with prosecutors. Yet, if talks don’t lead to a favorable result, we are ready to take the case to trial and present our arguments before a judge or jury.

To speak with one of our criminal defense attorneys in Davenport, please call us at (319) 499-5524 or contact us online today. We offer a free initial consultation.

Representation for an Array of Charges

If you have been charged with a crime, retain counsel from a lawyer experienced at handling cases like yours. They can discuss the process for resolving your matter and let you know what to expect. It is also essential to ensure that your attorney recognizes the uniqueness of your situation and takes your specific facts into account when developing your defense.

At Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, our clients are not case numbers. They are individuals with specific needs and goals going through a tough time in their lives. We deliver compassionate advocacy, getting to know the people we serve and crafting innovative strategies based on the circumstances. When you choose us, you will have an advocate on your side looking out for your best interests.

Our Davenport criminal defense lawyers provide counsel for various cases, including:

  • College crimes: College students can be charged with offenses such as public intoxication, sexual assault, hazing, possession of controlled substances, possession of fake IDs, and OWI. A conviction for any can result in criminal penalties and impact the student’s educational and career goals.
  • Drug crimes: Iowa and federal laws prohibit certain conduct involving controlled substances, including possessing, distributing, and manufacturing. These offenses can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies.
  • OWI offenses: It is illegal to drive while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs or with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more. The consequences for an OWI conviction are steep and include fines, confinement, and/or driver’s license revocation.
  • Federal crimes: These are offenses that violate laws enacted by the U.S. government, take place on federal property, or cross state lines or country borders. They include mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, possession of child pornography, and drug trafficking.

Building a Defense Against State or Federal Charges

Whether you are charged with a state or federal crime, the prosecutor has the burden of proving guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. They must present evidence to convince a judge or jury that a crime was committed and you were the one who committed it. Although they might have support for their arguments, it might not be enough to remove doubt from the minds of the triers of fact.

Our Davenport criminal defense attorneys thoroughly review the details of every case we handle. By combing through the prosecutor’s evidence and listening to our clients’ sides of the story, we can uncover weaknesses in proof and identify strengths in the defense.

When you hire us, we will leave no stone unturned. Our team will investigate your case, talk to witnesses, and gather our own evidence to refute the prosecutor’s claims.

Schedule Your Free Consultation

The quality of your legal representation can substantially impact the outcome of your case. That is why it is vital to retain the services of a firm with the experience, knowledge, and talents to combat your charges.

Learn how our criminal defense lawyers in Davenport can help by contacting us at (319) 499-5524.

SUCCESSFUL results for our clients

Protecting Your Freedom & Rights
  • 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse; 1st Degree Burglary Acquitted of Multiple Forcible Felonies
  • First Degree Murder and Child Endangerment Causing Death Acquitted of First Degree Murder at Trial

    Henry County FECR005634. Attorney Tindal’s client was charged with First Degree Murder and Child Endangerment Causing Death. Following a two week trial, the Defendant was acquitted of all charges.

  • Vehicular Homicide Charges Reduced, No Incarceration Imposed

    Muscatine County FECR056673. Vehicular Homicide was reduced to Involuntary Manslaughter. Total sentence was suspended.

  • Felony Drug Charges Charges Dismissed

    Muscatine County FECR050038. Attorney Dean Keegan's client was charged with two counts of controlled substance violation, as well as two counts of failure to affix tax stamp. After a year of court appearances and negotiating with the prosecutor, all charges were dismissed with costs assessed to the State.

  • Carrying Weapons, Public Intoxication, & Disorderly Conduct Carrying Weapons & Public Intoxication Charges D

    Linn County AGCR108044. Attorney Dean Keegan's client was charged with Carrying Weapons, Public Intoxication, and Disorderly Conduct. After plea negotiations with the State, Mr. Keegan was successful in dismissing the Carrying Weapons and Public Intoxication charges.

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Charges Dismissed

    Iowa County FECR010358. Attorney Tindal was able to show the Court that his client was detained in violation of his Constitutional rights and that the K9 utilized in the search was unreliable. Following hearing all charges were dismissed.

  • Operating While Intoxicated No Suspension of Driving Privileges
  • Second Degree Sexual Abuse and Other Charges Acquittal at Trial

    Johnson County FECR089277. The Defendant was charged with Second Degree Sexual Abuse and other charges. Following a one-week trial by Mr. Tindal, the Defendant was acquitted of all charges.

  • Embezzlement No Criminal Charges Filed

    Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. An employee of a Cedar Rapids business accused of embezzling six million dollars was not charged criminally after the County Attorney agreed to abide by an agreement negotiated by Attorneys J. Dean Keegan and Jerald Kinnamon in which the accused would pay two million dollars to the company.

  • Trafficking Stolen Weapons and Misdemeanor Theft Charge Dismissed

    Scott County FECR384046. The Defendant was charged with Trafficking Stolen Weapons and Misdemeanor Theft. The Court dismissed the felony following a Motion litigated by Mr. Tindal. The Defendant subsequently pled to the remaining misdemeanor.


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  • “I’m very grateful as well as appreciative for you representing me.”

    - Charles W.
  • “I am glad he was there to get my head out of the guillotine when I needed him and keep my record clean.”

    - Ryan
  • “My family and friends appreciate all you have done. Thank you.”

    - Michael

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