Iowa City Marijuana Possession Attorney
Serving Cedar Rapids, Davenport & all of Eastern Iowa
With the recent passage of legislation legalizing marijuana in states such as Colorado and Washington as well as decriminalized and medical marijuana, it may seem like marijuana possession is becoming more acceptable in today's society. However, possession of marijuana and other controlled substances is still illegal in Iowa. If you find yourself charged with drug possession or other drug offenses, you need a skilled criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights and future. Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger can help.
Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger is here to protect the rights of Iowa citizens and university students charged with various crimes in eastern Iowa. Call (319) 499-5524 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Aggressive Defense Against Drug Possession Charges
Iowa state laws take a tough stance on the possession, sale and distribution of illegal drugs such as marijuana (also known as pot, dope), cocaine (crack), and heroin. Federal drug laws are even more harsh, frequently requiring mandatory prison sentences. Being found with even a small amount of marijuana can be enough to result in jail time and make you lose your license, pay heavy fines or even lose your scholarships or your job.
Our skilled drug defense lawyers fight against these serious consequences to protect your rights and future.
We have the extensive trial experience needed to:
- Thoroughly investigate the evidence against you to determine whether your rights were upheld
- Challenge and suppress evidence obtained through illegal search and seizure
- Aggressively protect your rights in court
Prior to becoming a lawyer, Attorney J. Dean Keegan worked as a probation officer. He has presented at conferences on drug recognition protocols and related topics. He is well-known in eastern Iowa courts for his thorough, skillful, and aggressive criminal defense.
Contact Our Drug Defense Lawyers
We routinely represent Iowa residents as well as those from out-of-state such as college students attending university in Iowa City or Cedar Rapids. Call us to get started on building your defense.
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.
I am glad he was there to get my head out of the guillotine when I needed him and keep my record clean.- Ryan
My family and friends appreciate all you have done. Thank you.- Michael
Andrea Jaeger is the best defense attorney in the world.- Orlando
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.