When someone in Iowa City is convicted of a felony, they may expect to face a big fine and a lengthy sentence in prison or on probation. Although these are bad enough, there are other consequences of a felony conviction. These consequences can be as bad as the sentence. Felons have a criminal record that may make it difficult to get a job or a place to live. It can also make it impossible to legally own weapons.
This is because both the state of Iowa and the federal government outlaw the possession of firearms by those convicted of a felony. As we told you a few weeks ago, the state of Iowa prohibits the possession of firearms and many other kinds of weapons by convicted felons. The federal government has a similar prohibition. This can make it impossible for people to enjoy hobbies such as hunting or to do certain jobs that require employees to be armed.
Well-qualified attorneys can be essential for defendants facing felony charges. J. Dean Keegan, Eric D. Tindal & Andrea Mason Attorneys at Law have the qualifications that potential clients look for. Mr. Keegan and Mr. Tindal each have experience as members of the Board of Governors for the Iowa Association for Justice, and Ms. Mason has received the Rising Star Award from the Iowa Defense Counsel Association. Our lawyers have a truly impressive set of academic and professional credentials.
We are happy to set up an initial consultation to discuss potential clients' cases. We can be reached by phone and email. Our website's felonies page has more information on the services we provide.