Iowa City & Davenport Assault Lawyers
Serving Cedar Rapids, Quad City & All of Eastern Iowa
At Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, we aggressively defend people who have been falsely accused or are facing assault charges. Our Iowa City & Davenport assault attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience handling numerous misdemeanor and felony cases. You deserve to have your rights protected and your reputation persevered during this time, and we can help make sure that happens.
Understanding Assault in Cedar Rapids & Scott County
Assault involves an act of violence or a threat of violence. Due to the physical and emotional impact that such actions can have upon others, judges take assault cases very seriously. Depending on the circumstances of your particular situation and whether or not you were carrying a weapon, the assault charges brought against you could be categorized as a misdemeanor or a felony. The maximum punishment for misdemeanor assault in Iowa is a fine of $8,540 and up to two years in prison. Class C Felony assaults can result in a mandatory prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine of up to $13,660.
Domestic Violence Penalties in Scott County
Domestic abuse is punished according to the number of previous offenses and the seriousness of the assault. While first and second offenses are charged as misdemeanors, third and subsequent offenses are class D felonies and punishable by a fine of up to $10,245 and a mandatory term of imprisonment of up to five years.
In addition, most individuals convicted of domestic violence will be required to attend a treatment program. Importantly, any conviction of domestic assault no matter what level will result in a lifetime prohibition against possessing firearms.
Domestic Violence Defense Lawyers in Iowa
When assault occurs between family members, the offense is categorized as domestic violence. Those convicted of domestic violence are subject to harsher penalties.
Family and household members include:
- People who currently live together
- Individuals who lived together in the past
- Spouses who are divorced or separated
- People who have children together
- Individuals who have recently dated one another
Domestic Violence Defense Attorneys Near Cedar Rapids
If you are facing allegations of assault or domestic violence, you will want the right law firm on your side. Our Iowa City & Davenport assault lawyers are prepared to meet with you immediately and start developing a sound defense strategy.
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For quality services from experienced legal professionals, call (319) 499-5524 now to speak with our Iowa City & Davenport domestic violence lawyers.
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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