White Collar Criminal Defense Attorneys in Iowa City
Helping You Build a Strong Defense for Your Case
White collar crimes are often incredibly complex and involve a tangled web of electronic records, financial documents, and more. If you are facing white collar crime charges, the defense team at Keegan, Tindal, & Mason in Iowa City can assist you in building a strong case to ensure you receive the best possible results. Our attorneys have more than five decades of collective legal experience and unwavering dedication to protecting the rights of every client we serve.
Contact Keegan, Tindal, & Mason today at (319) 499-5524 to set up a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case with one of our criminal defense attorneys.
What is a White Collar Crime?
Generally, white collar crimes are associated with non-violent offenses perpetrated by white collar workers, particularly those who work in finance. These types of crimes can involve an individual’s personal finances, a business, or even federal agencies.
Below are some common examples of white collar crimes:
- Embezzlement: When an employee uses company money or property for his or her own benefit, it is known as embezzlement.
- Computer fraud: Cybercrimes are a serious offense and are frequently prosecuted at a federal level.
- Bank fraud: If a person takes action to defraud a bank of funds, such as using a stolen identity to access or create an account or trying to pass stolen checks, this is considered bank fraud.
- Credit card fraud: When the unauthorized use of a credit card is used to obtain goods or property, it is considered credit card fraud. For example, trying to use someone else’s personal information to establish a credit line without their consent.
- Investment or Ponzi schemes: These crimes occur when an individual is promised a return on his or her investment and, instead, the perpetrator keeps the investment money.
- Blackmail: Typically, blackmail involves a threat of revealing a damaging secret about an individual. If perpetrated by a person in a position of power or authority within a company to obtain money or other valuable items from a person, it is considered a white collar crime.
Other common white collar crimes include tax evasion, money laundering, and securities fraud.
What Are the Penalties?
Although white collar crimes usually do not involve violence or physical harm, they often result in serious financial damage to individuals, families, and businesses.
Depending on the severity of the crime, penalties might include:
- Forfeiture of assets
- Prison sentence
- House arrest
Speak to an Experienced White Collar Criminal Defense Attorney Today!
The penalties for a white collar crime conviction are often severe, so it is crucial to obtain the skilled assistance of knowledgeable white collar criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to improve your chance of a favorable result. At Keegan, Tindal, & Mason, our criminal defense attorneys will fight diligently to build a strong case on your behalf. We understand how overwhelming this situation is and will do everything necessary to protect your rights.
Reach out to our law office today at (319) 499-5524 to arrange a free initial case review with a member of our legal team!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.