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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 & Mason 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 & Mason 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
  • 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.

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Opinions That Matter Most 

Reviews from Our Clients
  • 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

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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.