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Iowa City Assault Lawyers

Serving Cedar Rapids, Davenport & 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 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.


Call (319) 499-5524 now or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled criminal defense lawyers. Serving clients throughout Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Scott County.


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 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

Strategic Defense against Domestic Violence Charges

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.


SUCCESSFUL results for our clients

Protecting Your Freedom & Rights
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Operating While Intoxicated 3rd Offense Charge Dismissed

    Linn County OWCR104143. Attorney Dean Keegan's client was charged with a felony 3rd offense OWI. Mr. Keegan argued the officer did not have reasonable grounds to pull over his client. The charges were dropped from a felony to a ticket fine of $15.00 for being in a park past closing time.

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J Dean Keegan, Attorney at Law Qualifications HD

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.