Public Intoxication Attorneys in Iowa City
Serving Cedar Rapids, Davenport & all of Eastern Iowa
Public intoxication can happen to anyone – even responsible drinkers. If you have been accused of public intoxication in Iowa City, hiring a team of qualified criminal defense attorneys could result in the reduction or dismissal of your charges.
To learn more about our reliable legal services, contact (319) 499-5524 today. We serve clients throughout Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Scott County.
At Keegan, Tindal & Mason, we have over 50 years of combined legal experience successfully handling a wide variety of criminal cases. When it comes to public intoxication allegations, we have the knowledge and skills to craft a compelling case on your behalf.
Iowa Public Intoxication Charges & Their Penalties
Public intoxication laws exist to prevent individuals from disturbing others in public while being drunk or under the influence of drugs. Those found guilty are subject to paying fines and spending time in jail. The number of previous offenses determines the classifications and punishments for public intoxication.
The penalties for public intoxication in Iowa include:
- First offense: charged as a simple misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $625 and up to 30 days in jail
- Second offense: charged as a serious misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $1,875 and up to one year in jail
- Third and subsequent offenses: charged as an aggravated misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $6,250 and up to two years in prison
No matter how many previous offenses you have, a conviction can severely impact your work and personal life. A criminal defense law firm can advise you of your legal options for fighting against public intoxication charges in an attempt to avoid these consequences.
When You Are in Legal Trouble, We Are Here to Defend You
If you have been charged with a crime, do not attempt to go through the legal process alone. Reach out to the Iowa City public intoxication lawyers at Keegan, Tindal & Mason. We can provide you with the guidance and advocacy you need during this time.
Call (319) 499-5524 today to schedule a free consultation.
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.