Illegal Search & Seizure Lawyer in Iowa City
Serving Cedar Rapids, Davenport & all of Eastern Iowa
The Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and Article I Section 8 of the Iowa Constitution, protects youfrom 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 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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We offer free initial consultations to help you get started on planning your case. Our offices are located in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
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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.
Vehicular Homicide Charges Reduced, No Incarceration Imposed
Muscatine County FECR056673. Vehicular Homicide was reduced to Involuntary Manslaughter. Total sentence was suspended.
Felony Drug Charges Charges Dismissed
Muscatine County FECR050038. Attorney Dean Keegan's client was charged with two counts of controlled substance violation, as well as two counts of failure to affix tax stamp. After a year of court appearances and negotiating with the prosecutor, all charges were dismissed with costs assessed to the State.
Carrying Weapons, Public Intoxication, & Disorderly Conduct Carrying Weapons & Public Intoxication Charges D
Linn County AGCR108044. Attorney Dean Keegan's client was charged with Carrying Weapons, Public Intoxication, and Disorderly Conduct. After plea negotiations with the State, Mr. Keegan was successful in dismissing the Carrying Weapons and Public Intoxication charges.
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.
Embezzlement No Criminal Charges Filed
Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa. An employee of a Cedar Rapids business accused of embezzling six million dollars was not charged criminally after the County Attorney agreed to abide by an agreement negotiated by Attorneys J. Dean Keegan and Jerald Kinnamon in which the accused would pay two million dollars to the company.
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.
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.
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.
Operating While Intoxicated 3rd Offense Charge Dismissed
Linn County OWCR104143. Attorney Dean Keegan's client was charged with a felony 3rd offense OWI. Mr. Keegan argued the officer did not have reasonable grounds to pull over his client. The charges were dropped from a felony to a ticket fine of $15.00 for being in a park past closing time.
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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.