Illegal Search & Seizure Lawyer in Iowa City & Davenport
Serving Cedar Rapids, Quad City, Scott County & All of Eastern Iowa
The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and Article I Section 8 of the Iowa Constitution, protects you from unreasonable searches in places where you have an expectation of privacy, such as your home or private property. If the authorities conduct an illegal search and seizure, any evidence obtained may be inadmissible at trial, but proving a search or seizure was illegal can be difficult and may not even result in your case being dismissed. At Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger, we understand the nuances of these constitutional issues and have successfully argued for the suppression of illegally obtained evidence in many criminal cases. Call for a free consultation about your case.
Serving Clients Throughout Cedar Rapids & Scott County
Evidence that is gathered in violation of your rights is illegal. As such, proving police violated your constitutional protections will result in weakening the prosecutor’s case against you or even dropped charges. As such, proving police did so will result in dropped charges and weakens the prosecutor's case against you. However, this is a complicated area of law because there are several exceptions to the prohibition against unreasonable search and seizure. A lawyer who is unfamiliar with the specific requirements of each exception may fail to obtain the best result for the client.
Since 1992, Iowa City & Davenport criminal defense attorney J. Dean Keegan has used illegal search and seizure as the basis for defending clients in misdemeanor and felony drug cases. Our firm is aware of common search and seizure issues that arise in drug cases, and we are prepared to aggressively defend your rights. We have a strong record of success in cases involving search and seizure issues.
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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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