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 & Jaeger, 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 $855 and up to 30 days in jail
- Second offense: charged as a serious misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $2,560 and up to one year in jail
- Third and subsequent offenses: charged as an aggravated misdemeanor with a maximum fine of $8,540 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 & Jaeger. We can provide you with the guidance and advocacy you need during this time.
Call (319) 499-5524 today to schedule a free consultation.
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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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.