Criminal Defense for College Students in Iowa City & Davenport
Serving Clients Throughout Cedar Rapids, Quad City, 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.
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:
- Public intoxication
- Possession and sale of fake IDs
- Drug arrests
- Interference with official acts
- 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.
Defending College Crime Cases in:
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.
“Would recommend them to anyone.” - Nora H.
“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