Defending against Felony OWI/DUI Charges in Iowa City
Serving Cedar Rapids, Davenport & all of Eastern Iowa
Over 50 Years Spent Protecting the Rights of Our Clients in Cedar Rapids & Scott County
While all drunk driving charges carry serious consequences, felony OWI/DUI charges can have a lifelong impact on not only your record but also your reputation. This is not a charge you want to handle alone. At Keegan, Tindal & Mason, our attorneys have extensive experience defending clients charged with operating while intoxicated (OWI). Our attorneys have the aggressive trial skills to protect your rights against the serious penalties of an OWI/DUI. Call today and schedule your free consultation.
We know how to defend you against the serious penalties of a felony OWI/DUI offense. Call (319) 499-5524 to schedule a free initial consultation.
When OWI/DUI Becomes a Felony
In Iowa, a person charged with his or her third OWI/DUI offense within 12 years faces felony OWI/DUI charges. Having skilled defense is crucial to protecting your short- and long-term interests.
Felony offenses often have mandatory consequences such as:
- Prison time
- License revocation
- Higher insurance premiums
- Limitations on gun ownership as a convicted felon
Our experienced OWI/DUI defense team knows how high the stakes are for you. Attorney J. Dean Keegan has extensive experience challenging the issues of OWI/DUI offenses in court. Our firm reviews police reports, breath test results, squad car or booking video surveillance, and other evidence to develop strategic OWI/DUI defenses unique to your situation.
Other Felony Charges Involving Drunk Driving
Causing an accident or other aggravating factors could also lead to a felony charge. We have defended many clients who were charged with vehicular homicide and OWI/DUI at the same time. Prosecutors treat vehicular homicide cases seriously, so even if you have never been convicted of a drunk driving offense before, you could still face 25 years in prison.
Our attorneys have a reputation for providing superior defense in complex cases such as vehicular homicide or multiple OWI/DUI charges. Our successful track record of results speaks to the skill and diligence we employ in each and every case.
Contact Us Today
At Keegan, Tindal & Mason, our attorneys defend clients throughout eastern Iowa. Protect your rights and future by contacting experienced felony OWI/DUI attorneys in Iowa City and Cedar Rapids.
Dial (319) 499-5524 now or contact us online to get started.
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.
Drug Charge Charge Dismissed
Johnson County No. OWCR039210, Iowa City, Iowa. Attorney J. Dean Keegan conducted a three-day long suppression hearing which presented the first challenge to the "Drug Recognition Protocols" used in Iowa.
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.
Vehicular Homicide Charge Dismissed
Johnson County No. FECR058630- Iowa City, Iowa. Attorneys J. Dean Keegan and Jerald W. Kinnamon successfully challenged the withdrawal of blood from a Defendant without his permission after a rollover accident in which a passenger in the vehicle was killed.
Vehicular Homicide Charge Dismissed
Muscatine County No. FECR03718 - Muscatine, Iowa. If convicted of the vehicular homicide while intoxicated, as alleged in this case, the Defendant would have faced the possibility of a 25-year prison sentence, 17 years of which would have to be served before he would be eligible for parole. Following the depositions of the investigating officer and consultation with an accident reconstruction expert, Attorneys J. Dean Keegan and Jerry Kinnamon negotiated the dismissal of Vehicular Homicide as part of a plea
OWI Charge Dismissed
Johnson County No. OWCR083001 - Iowa City, Iowa. Attorney J. Dean Keegan alleged that the Defendant's rights to contact a lawyer or family member may have been violated after his arrest. He requested video of the breath test from the arresting officer to support his allegation. When the officer failed to produce the video evidence in response written requests, a subpoena, and a Motion to Compel, the State conceded the issue and dismissed the offense.
OWI Acquittal at Jury Trial
Johnson County No. OWCR077717- Iowa City, Iowa. Acquittal at jury trial of a defendant accused of Operating While Intoxicated who refused a breath alcohol test. Tried by Attorney J, Dean Keegan.
OWI Case Overturned
State v. Hornik, Segura, et. al.Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa. When the state of Iowa established that the Datamaster breath testing machine could be used to test subjects being investigated for OWI, it failed to establish a protocol for its proper use. Attorney J. Dean Keegan, in conjunction with the Johnson County Public Defender's Office, mounted a challenge to the use of the machine based on the lack of uniform instructions for its operation.
Zero Tolerance Driver's License Revocation Zero Tolerance Driver's License Revocation Overt
Iowa Dept. of Inspection and Appeals Docket No. 08DOTOW3937. Attorney J. Dean Keegan successfully challenged a "Zero Tolerance" license revocation on the basis that the officer had failed to allow the driver to contact a family member or attorney for legal advice before submitting to the test.
OWI 2nd Offense Charge Dismissed
Muscatine County No. OWCR040280 - Muscatine, Iowa. After Attorney Dean Keegan scheduled the deposition of the State's expert witness in this case, he learned that the breath test was inappropriately administered by the arresting officer. The State dismissed the offense outright and agreed that the breath test result should be inadmissible so the Defendant would not face the proposed one-year administrative revocation of her driver's license.
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
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.