Iowa City Sex Crime Lawyers
Aggressive Defense against Charges in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Scott County & All of Eastern Iowa
If you are under investigation or have been charged with a sex crime, you need a team of skilled criminal defense attorneys who can act quickly and aggressively on your behalf. This can be beneficial in helping you to avoid penalties, such as fines and imprisonment, and keep the charge from staining your record.
At Keegan, Tindal & Mason, we understand the seriousness of a sex crime allegation and can help you build an effective defense. With over 53 years of combined experience, our Iowa City sex crime attorneys are well-equipped to defend against the most severe charges.
Defending against Sex Crime Charges in Iowa City
Being accused of any crime can be a terrifying experience. When the allegation pertains to a sex crime, the level of fear and anxiety only increases. Our criminal defense lawyers provide quality representation to help protect the rights of our clients and minimize the repercussions they face.
Possible penalties for a sex crime include:
- Significant prison sentences
- Large fines
- Lifelong sex offender registration
When you hire our firm, we will investigate all of the details surrounding your case, including how your property was searched. Regardless of what sex crime you have been accused of, we can help you build a strong defense case.
Our knowledgeable lawyers have extensive experience defending against all types of sex crime charges, including:
- Sexual abuse
- Child pornography
- Internet pornography
- Indecent exposure
- Lascivious contact with a minor
- Sexual exploit by counselor/therapist
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
- Elder sexual abuse
- Assault with intent of sexual abuse
Sex Offender Registry Requirements
In Iowa, convicted sex offenders must register with a public database where anyone can learn the details of their past crime. The duration of the registry requirement will depend on the severity of the crime. While registered, individuals will be restricted as to where they can live and what type of employment they can obtain.
For advice on your particular situation and how you can avoid the life-altering effects of being required to register as a sex offender, reach out to Keegan, Tindal & Mason. Our Iowa City sex crimes are prepared to skillfully guide you through the criminal justice system from start to finish.
Get the legal representation you need today, by calling (319) 499-5524.
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.