Iowa City Assault Lawyers
Serving Cedar Rapids, Davenport & All of Eastern Iowa
Strategic Defense against Domestic Violence Charges
At Keegan, Tindal & Mason, we aggressively defend people who have been falsely accused or are facing assault charges. Our Iowa City 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 $6,250.00 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 $10,000.
Domestic Violence Defense Strategy
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 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 $7,400 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.
Contact Keegan, Tindal & Mason Today
If you are facing allegations of assault or domestic violence, you will want the right law firm on your side. Our Iowa City assault lawyers are prepared to meet with you immediately and start developing a sound defense strategy.
For quality services from experienced legal professionals, call (319) 499-5524 now.
Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana and Methamphetamine Charges Dismissed
Washington Count FECR5351. Attorney Tindal and Attorney Clemens Erdahl successfully argued that evidence of drug manufacture was obtained in violation of the Constitution. All charges were dismissed.
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.
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.
Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree Conviction Reversed on Appeal
Iowa Supreme Court No. 04-361. The Defendant was convicted of Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree. On appeal, Mr. Tindal successfully argued that the conviction was based on improperly admitted evidence. The conviction was reversed.
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.
Vehicular Homicide Charges Reduced
Johnson County FECR68296. The Defendant was charged with Vehicular Homicide. Following a suppression hearing, Mr. Tindal and his co-counsel were able to show that the blood test result was taken in violation of implied consent procedures. The case was subsequently resolved for a misdemeanor.
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.
Operating While Intoxicated Reduced to Public Intoxication
Johnson County OWCR116811. The Defendant was charged with Operating While Intoxicated. Mr. Tindal was able to win the Iowa Dept of Transportation appeal and have the blood test result thrown out. The case was resolved for a public intoxication charge and no loss of license.
Operating While Intoxicated Second Offense Reduced to Public Intoxication
Washington County OWIN010946. The Defendant was charged with Operating While Intoxicated Second Offense. Following long negotiations with the State the Defendant was able to plead to a Public Intoxication and have his driving privileges reinstated.
Operating While Intoxicated Record Expunged
Johnson OWCR106890. Attorney Dean Keegan's client received an Operating While Intoxicated, a serious misdemeanor. After reviewing the videos, Mr. Keegan filed a Motion to Suppress arguing the officer denied his client's right to make a phone call. The State declined to present testimony at the hearing and the Motion to Suppress was granted, making the client eligible for a deferred judgment. Mr. Keegan's client will have her record expunged and be able to obtain a license after 90 days instead of 180.
He was professional, knowledgeable and prompt. He was very effective in his communication.- David
I am glad he was there to get my head out of the guillotine when I needed him and keep my record clean.- Ryan
Attentive and a Standup Guy- John
When you need an attorney, calling Dean Keegan, Attorney at Law, can be your first step toward taking back control of your situation and your life. Dean Keegan is the Founding Chair of the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Section. He has served on the Executive Board of the Iowa Association for Justice and is a member of the Nation College of DUI Defense and National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.