Iowa City Violent Crime Defense Lawyers
Fighting Violent Crime Charges in Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, the Quad Cities & All of Eastern Iowa
Violent crimes are some of the most serious and punishable offenses in Iowa. They can range from simple assault to aggravated assault to causing serious bodily injury or causing death. Depending on the circumstances, violent crimes can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. If you are facing charges for a violent crime, you need the help of a skilled criminal defense attorney.
At Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, our Iowa city violent crime attorneys have a track record of success. We know how to defend clients against violent crime charges, and we have the skills and knowledge to help you get the best possible outcome in your case.
Types of Felonies in Iowa
A violent crime is a type of criminal act that involves the use of physical force, threat, or harm against another person or their property. These crimes typically result in injury, death, or the potential for serious physical harm. They are considered more severe than non-violent crimes due to the direct physical impact they can have on victims.
Here are some examples of violent crimes:
- Assault: This involves intentionally causing physical harm or apprehension of harm to another person. It can range from simple assaults (minor injuries or attempts to cause harm) to aggravated assaults (inflicting serious injuries with a deadly weapon).
- Domestic Violence: This refers to the abuse, physical or psychological, inflicted upon a family or household member by another member with whom they share an intimate relationship. It can involve physical assaults, threats, stalking, or coercive control.
- Homicide: This refers to the unlawful killing of another person. It can be classified into various degrees, such as first-degree murder (premeditated and deliberate killing), second-degree murder (intentional killing without premeditation), and manslaughter (unintentional killing resulting from reckless behavior or negligence).
- Arson: This involves intentionally setting fire to property, whether it is a building, vehicle, or natural resource. Arson can cause extensive damage, harm individuals, and endanger lives.
- Kidnapping: It refers to the unlawful act of taking or confining an individual against their will, often involving the use of force, threats, or deception. Kidnapping may occur for various reasons, including ransom, extortion, or for personal motives.
- Robbery: It involves the act of taking or attempting to take another person's property by force, threat, or intimidation. Robberies often involve the use of weapons or the threat of violence to coerce compliance.
- Sexual Assault: This encompasses a range of non-consensual sexual acts, including rape, molestation, and sexual abuse. It involves any form of unwanted sexual contact or penetration without the victim's consent.
Let Our Iowa City Violent Crime Lawyer Protect Your Rights & Future
At Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, our Iowa City violent crime attorneys have handled thousands of cases, and we have a reputation for success. When you hire us, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
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.
“Would recommend them to anyone.” - Nora H.
“I’m very grateful as well as appreciative for you representing me.” - Charles W.
“I am glad he was there to get my head out of the guillotine when I needed him and keep my record clean.” - Ryan