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Criminal Defense Lawyer in Iowa City & Davenport

Dedicated Criminal Defense in Cedar Rapids, Quad City & All of Eastern Iowa

Have you been charged with a crime? It is crucial to retain an experienced Iowa City & Davenport criminal lawyer as soon as possible to help guide you through the criminal justice system. When you require a results-driven criminal defense team that has over 50 years of combined experience, look no further than Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger.

Our firm provides reliable and effective legal services for clients in Cedar Rapids and throughout Scott County. Attorney J. Dean Keegan has been helping people charged with everything from minor traffic violations to vehicular homicide since 1992. Whatever you have been charged with, you can have peace of mind that your case will be handled professionally and with the utmost integrity.

Contact us today at (319) 499-5524 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation.

What is a Defense Attorney?

A criminal defense attorney is a lawyer who provides legal representation to those accused of committing a crime. They are responsible for defending their clients against criminal charges and navigating the criminal justice system on their behalf. 

Criminal defense attorneys work on challenging evidence presented by the prosecution, investigating potential defenses that could be used in court, and providing advice on the best course of action during a case. Their main goal is to protect their client's rights and ensure they receive fair treatment while navigating the complexities of the criminal justice system. 

A criminal defense attorney will have an extensive understanding of state and federal laws, as well as experience building effective strategies for defending their clients' interests. By hiring a skilled legal professional, you can rest assured that your rights will be protected throughout the legal process.

No matter the severity of the charge, having a criminal defense attorney by your side is an important step to take in protecting your rights and ensuring you receive a fair trial. At Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, we can provide invaluable guidance throughout the entire legal process, from pre-trial motions through sentencing if necessary. With so much at stake, it is essential that you have our knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney on your side to fight for you every step of the way. 

Experienced, Effective & Aggressive Criminal Defense

As a former probation officer, Attorney J. Keegan uses his inside knowledge of the criminal justice system to the benefit of each of our clients. Prosecutors have many tools to build a case against you. An aggressive defense requires familiarity with these tools. The penalties for the crime you have been charged with will vary buy they could include, jail time, fines, damage reputation and loss of driving privileges.

Our firm can defend you against a wide variety of criminal matters, including:

Obtain Strong Legal Advocacy Today

When you need lawyers who can skillfully craft a defense that minimizes the consequences of your criminal charges and can keep you informed throughout the process, reach out to Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger. We understand what is at stake and want to help you! Our Cedar Rapids defense lawyers will work closely with you the build the best defense possible. When you are choosing a legal team to represent you in court, pick a trustworthy, respected, and thorough attorney. We will fight, so you don't have to.

Defending the Accused in:

To speak with one of our criminal defense lawyers today if you are are facing criminal charges in Davenport, Cedar Rapids or Iowa City. Call (319) 499-5524or contact us online to schedule a consultation.


Successful Results for Our Clients

Protecting Your Freedom & Rights
  • Reduced to Public Intoxication OWI/DUI

    OWCR012975 Iowa County: The defendant was seated in the driver's seat of her vehicle, in a ditch, when law enforcement came upon her. Her PBT was .180 and she subsequently refused to take the Datamaster. After identifying gaps in the State's prosecution, the State agreed to throw out her refusal and allow the defendant to plead to public intoxication.

  • Case Dismissed Federal Crimes

    The defendant was charged with an immigration offense. Through substantial litigation, the defendant was released from jail. As a result of administrative proceedings, the Government was unable to bring the defendant to trial. The case was subsequently dismissed with prejudice on speedy trial grounds following counsel's motion to dismiss.

    Southern District of Iowa 3:18-cr-00062.

  • Charge Dismissed Drug Crimes

    Scott County case FECR409878, controlled substance violation. Charge dismissed after suppression of illegal search and evidence derived from said search, as well as suppression of evidence following prolonged detention of the Defendant without sufficient legal basis.

  • Acquitted of Multiple Forcible Felonies Federal Crimes

    Client found not guilty of all charges, including Sex Abuse in the 2nd Degree and Burglary in the 1st Degree, following a week-long jury trial in Cedar County case FECR026469.

  • No Suspension of Driving Privileges OWI/DUI

    Defendant was involved in an ATV accident in which injuries occurred. The defendant relied on his CDL for employment. He was taken to the hospital and law enforcement obtained a warrant for the defendant's blood. He was charged with an OWI. After significant negotiations, the defendant was able to plead to public intoxication with no suspension of his driving privileges.

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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

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