Iowa City Felony dui attorney
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.
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.