Iowa City & Davenport Robbery Lawyer
Experienced Defense Against Robbery Charges in Quad City and Cedar Rapids
Robbery is considered a severe criminal offense that can lead to serious penalties, including lengthy prison sentences. If you or someone you love has been charged with robbery, you must take immediate action to protect your rights and future. At Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, our Iowa City robbery defense attorneys are prepared to fight for you.
Call Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger today at (319) 499-5524 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our robbery attorney in Iowa City.
What is Robbery?
Robbery involves the intentional taking of another person's property through force, threat, or intimidation. In the eyes of Iowa law, this crime goes beyond mere theft, as it incorporates an element of violence or the threat thereof. The prosecution must establish that the accused not only took someone else's property but did so with the intention to deprive the rightful owner of it and used force or the threat of force in the process.
What are the Penalties for Robbery in Iowa?
The consequences of a robbery conviction in Iowa are severe, with penalties varying based on the crime's specific circumstances. Generally, robbery is classified as a felony, and the severity of the charge depends on elements like the presence of a deadly weapon, infliction of bodily harm, or whether the crime occurred in a dwelling.
In Iowa, a first-degree robbery conviction can result in substantial prison time, often ranging from 25 years to life, particularly if the crime involved aggravating factors. A second-degree robbery charge is also a serious offense, carrying a possible prison sentence of up to 10 years.
Navigating the legal landscape of robbery charges necessitates the expertise of seasoned professionals. At Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, we possess a wealth of experience in handling cases of varying complexity. We are committed to exploring every avenue to challenge the prosecution's case, aiming to mitigate the potential consequences and safeguard your future.
Defenses Against Robbery Charges
Some common defenses against robbery charges may include:
- Lack of Intent: Challenging the prosecution's ability to prove that you had the requisite intention to deprive the victim of their property could be a key defense strategy.
- Mistaken Identity: If there is any doubt about the accuracy of the identification of the alleged perpetrator, we can rigorously challenge the reliability of witness statements and evidence.
- Insufficient Evidence: The prosecution must prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. We can meticulously scrutinize the evidence against you, challenging any weaknesses or inconsistencies in the prosecution's case.
- Coercion or Duress: If you had been compelled to commit the alleged robbery under threat or force, we could explore defenses based on coercion or duress.
- Illegal Search and Seizure: If your constitutional rights had been violated at the time of the arrest or investigation, we could pursue the exclusion of evidence acquired through illegal search and seizure.
Contact Our Robbery Attorney in Iowa City Today
If you are facing robbery charges, time is of the essence. Swift action is crucial to building a strong defense and protecting your rights. At Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, our Iowa City robbery lawyers are ready to stand by your side, offering strategic legal counsel and unwavering advocacy. Our commitment to your defense is relentless, and we will fight tirelessly to secure the best result for your case.
Contact Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger today to get started with our Iowa City robbery lawyer.
Reduced to Public Intoxication OWI/DUI
OWCR012975 Iowa County: The defendant was seated in the driver's seat of her vehicle, in a ditch, when law enforcement came upon her. Her PBT was .180 and she subsequently refused to take the Datamaster. After identifying gaps in the State's prosecution, the State agreed to throw out her refusal and allow the defendant to plead to public intoxication.
Case Dismissed Federal Crimes
The defendant was charged with an immigration offense. Through substantial litigation, the defendant was released from jail. As a result of administrative proceedings, the Government was unable to bring the defendant to trial. The case was subsequently dismissed with prejudice on speedy trial grounds following counsel's motion to dismiss.
Southern District of Iowa 3:18-cr-00062.
Charge Dismissed Drug Crimes
Scott County case FECR409878, controlled substance violation. Charge dismissed after suppression of illegal search and evidence derived from said search, as well as suppression of evidence following prolonged detention of the Defendant without sufficient legal basis.
Acquitted of Multiple Forcible Felonies Federal Crimes
Client found not guilty of all charges, including Sex Abuse in the 2nd Degree and Burglary in the 1st Degree, following a week-long jury trial in Cedar County case FECR026469.
No Suspension of Driving Privileges OWI/DUI
Defendant was involved in an ATV accident in which injuries occurred. The defendant relied on his CDL for employment. He was taken to the hospital and law enforcement obtained a warrant for the defendant's blood. He was charged with an OWI. After significant negotiations, the defendant was able to plead to public intoxication with no suspension of his driving privileges.
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