Iowa City & Davenport Felony DUI Attorney
Serving Cedar Rapids, Quad City, Scott County & 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 & Jaeger, 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 & Jaeger, 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.
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Reduced to Public Intoxication OWI/DUI
OWCR012975 Iowa County: The defendant was seated in the driver's seat of her vehicle, in a ditch, when law enforcement came upon her. Her PBT was .180 and she subsequently refused to take the Datamaster. After identifying gaps in the State's prosecution, the State agreed to throw out her refusal and allow the defendant to plead to public intoxication.
Case Dismissed Federal Crimes
The defendant was charged with an immigration offense. Through substantial litigation, the defendant was released from jail. As a result of administrative proceedings, the Government was unable to bring the defendant to trial. The case was subsequently dismissed with prejudice on speedy trial grounds following counsel's motion to dismiss.
Southern District of Iowa 3:18-cr-00062.
Charge Dismissed Drug Crimes
Scott County case FECR409878, controlled substance violation. Charge dismissed after suppression of illegal search and evidence derived from said search, as well as suppression of evidence following prolonged detention of the Defendant without sufficient legal basis.
Acquitted of Multiple Forcible Felonies Federal Crimes
Client found not guilty of all charges, including Sex Abuse in the 2nd Degree and Burglary in the 1st Degree, following a week-long jury trial in Cedar County case FECR026469.
No Suspension of Driving Privileges OWI/DUI
Defendant was involved in an ATV accident in which injuries occurred. The defendant relied on his CDL for employment. He was taken to the hospital and law enforcement obtained a warrant for the defendant's blood. He was charged with an OWI. After significant negotiations, the defendant was able to plead to public intoxication with no suspension of his driving privileges.
“Would recommend them to anyone.” - Nora H.
“I’m very grateful as well as appreciative for you representing me.” - Charles W.
“I am glad he was there to get my head out of the guillotine when I needed him and keep my record clean.” - Ryan