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Iowa City Drug Trafficking Attorneys

Aggressively Defending Clients in Johnson County and Beyond

Being accused of drug trafficking is a serious matter. It is essential that you take immediate action to protect yourself, your reputation, and your future. When your life is on the line, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney who is willing to go the distance for you.

At Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, we have a proven record of success in handling drug trafficking cases. Our Iowa drug trafficking attorneys are prepared to do whatever it takes to fight for you. We are not afraid to take on the toughest cases, and we will not back down from a challenge. When you choose our team, you can expect passionate and aggressive legal representation from start to finish.

Do not face drug trafficking charges alone. Call us today at (319) 499-5524 or contact us online to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

Drug Trafficking Charges & Penalties in Iowa

In Iowa, drug trafficking charges are taken very seriously. Drug trafficking is considered a federal crime, which means you could be facing extremely harsh penalties, including a lengthy prison sentence and substantial fines.

Under Iowa law, the penalties for drug trafficking are as follows:

  • 1st Offense: Up to 50 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000
  • 2nd Offense: Up to 70 years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000
  • 3rd Offense: Up to 99 years in prison and a fine of up to $3,000,000

It is important to note that these are the penalties for state drug trafficking charges. If you are facing federal charges, the penalties will likely be even more severe.

What Are the Most Commonly Trafficked Drugs?

Drug trafficking occurs when a person sells, transports, or imports illegal drugs. Some of the most commonly trafficked drugs include:

  • Methamphetamine
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Marijuana
  • Ecstasy
  • Prescription drugs

It is important to note that drug trafficking charges can also involve the sale, distribution, or manufacture of prescription medications, such as OxyContin and Vicodin.

Even if you are not directly involved in the drug trade, you could still be charged with trafficking if you are found in possession of a large quantity of drugs, cash, or drug paraphernalia.

What Is the Difference Between Drug Trafficking & Drug Distribution?

Drug trafficking and drug distribution are similar charges, but they are not the same thing.

Drug distribution occurs when a person:

  • Sells drugs
  • Transports drugs
  • Delivers drugs
  • Imports drugs

Drug trafficking, on the other hand, is a crime that involves the sale, transport, or import of drugs across state or international borders.

Both drug trafficking and drug distribution are serious charges that can result in severe penalties if convicted. However, drug trafficking is considered a more serious crime because it typically involves the sale, transport, or import of drugs across state or international borders.

How to Fight Drug Trafficking Charges

There are several potential defenses to drug trafficking charges, including but not limited to:

  • Illegal search and seizure
  • Unlawful traffic stop
  • Entrapment
  • Mistaken identity
  • Insufficient evidence
  • Violation of your constitutional rights
  • Crime lab errors
  • Chain of custody issues
  • And more

Every drug trafficking case is unique. An experienced Iowa City drug trafficking attorney can help you understand your rights and the best defense strategy for your specific situation.

How Can a Drug Trafficking Attorney Help Me?

If you have been accused of drug trafficking, it is important to have an experienced Iowa City drug trafficking attorney in your corner. The prosecution will do everything in their power to secure a conviction. You need a strong legal advocate to fight for you and protect your rights.

When you choose Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, you can expect the following and more:

  • Aggressive legal representation
  • Personalized attention
  • Strategic defense strategies
  • Effective communication every step of the way
  • Compassionate support

We know the law, we know the courts, and we know what it takes to win. Our Iowa drug trafficking lawyers will work tirelessly to build the strongest possible defense on your behalf. We will fight to get your charges reduced or dismissed, and we will not hesitate to take your case to trial if necessary.

Ready to Fight for You

At Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, we are passionate about protecting the rights of the accused. We understand that good people sometimes find themselves in bad situations. When you choose our firm, you can expect compassionate and caring legal guidance from start to finish. We will keep you informed and up to date on your case every step of the way.

Our team is ready to fight for you. Call us today at (319) 499-5524 or contact us online to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

Successful Results for Our Clients

Protecting Your Freedom & Rights
  • 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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  • “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
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