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Criminal Defense for College Students in Iowa City

Serving Clients throughout Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Scott County & All of Eastern Iowa

Finding yourself suspected of a crime or under arrest is a terrifying situation for anyone, but it is even worse when you know the outcome of your case could change the course of your future. College and university students involved in a criminal matter face unique challenges such as maintaining their enrollment in school. They may also be far from home, dealing with a complicated situation without parental support. Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger has helped many students defend themselves against criminal charges, navigate university regulations, and minimize penalties. Call us for help.

If you need an Iowa City criminal defense attorney, contact Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger by calling (319) 499-5524 or filling out our online contact form for a free initial consultation.

Defending College Students in Iowa City, Davenport, Cedar Rapids & Across Eastern Iowa

We are not just experienced criminal defense lawyers, we are also familiar with the way criminal charges affect a student's academic life. We can work with your school to maintain your enrollment and we also understand the importance of preserving your access to federal student aid. Our past clients include students from many eastern Iowa schools such as the University of Iowa, Kirkwood Community College, Cornell College, Mount Mercy University, St. Ambrose University, and Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Our lawyers have experience representing in-state and out-of-state college students in many different criminal matters, including:

  • OWI/DUI
  • Public intoxication
  • Possession and sale of fake IDs
  • Drug arrests
  • Interference with official acts
  • Assault
  • Sexual assault

Contact Our Highly-Skilled Criminal Defense Attorneys

We offer free initial consultations scheduled at your convenience. During that meeting, we will help you understand the nature of the charges against you, discuss your circumstances, and provide an evaluation of your case based on our years of criminal law experience.

Dial (319) 499-5524 now to get started on planning your defense strategy.

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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Opinions That Matter Most 

Reviews from Our Clients
  • I am glad he was there to get my head out of the guillotine when I needed him and keep my record clean.

    - Ryan
  • My family and friends appreciate all you have done. Thank you.

    - Michael
  • Andrea Jaeger is the best defense attorney in the world.

    - Orlando

Aggressive, Skillful & Experienced Defense

Learn Why We Are The Leading Criminal Defense Firm In Eastern Iowa
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.