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 & Mason can help.
Keegan, Tindal & Mason 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree Conviction Reversed on Appeal
Iowa Supreme Court No. 04-361. The Defendant was convicted of Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree. On appeal, Mr. Tindal successfully argued that the conviction was based on improperly admitted evidence. The conviction was reversed.
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.
Vehicular Homicide Charges Reduced
Johnson County FECR68296. The Defendant was charged with Vehicular Homicide. Following a suppression hearing, Mr. Tindal and his co-counsel were able to show that the blood test result was taken in violation of implied consent procedures. The case was subsequently resolved for a misdemeanor.
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.
Operating While Intoxicated Reduced to Public Intoxication
Johnson County OWCR116811. The Defendant was charged with Operating While Intoxicated. Mr. Tindal was able to win the Iowa Dept of Transportation appeal and have the blood test result thrown out. The case was resolved for a public intoxication charge and no loss of license.
Operating While Intoxicated Second Offense Reduced to Public Intoxication
Washington County OWIN010946. The Defendant was charged with Operating While Intoxicated Second Offense. Following long negotiations with the State the Defendant was able to plead to a Public Intoxication and have his driving privileges reinstated.
Operating While Intoxicated Record Expunged
Johnson OWCR106890. Attorney Dean Keegan's client received an Operating While Intoxicated, a serious misdemeanor. After reviewing the videos, Mr. Keegan filed a Motion to Suppress arguing the officer denied his client's right to make a phone call. The State declined to present testimony at the hearing and the Motion to Suppress was granted, making the client eligible for a deferred judgment. Mr. Keegan's client will have her record expunged and be able to obtain a license after 90 days instead of 180.
He was professional, knowledgeable and prompt. He was very effective in his communication.- David
I am glad he was there to get my head out of the guillotine when I needed him and keep my record clean.- Ryan
Attentive and a Standup Guy- John
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.