Eastern Iowa License Revocation Lawyers
Serving Cedar Rapids, Davenport & all of Eastern Iowa
Many people pay fines for traffic citations and think, "it's only a ticket." They do not know that three moving violations in a year triggers a suspension of driving privileges or that a speeding ticket over 24 mph above the speed limit leads to an automatic license suspension. If you face license revocation or suspension, our attorneys at Keegan, Tindal & Mason can help you defend against your traffic violation charges and find a solution to keep you on the road whenever possible.
Finding Solutions to Keep You on the Road
Our license revocation attorneys handle serious traffic violation cases that involve drunk driving, license suspension, and license revocation. We understand that it is cost-prohibitive to hire a lawyer for a first speeding ticket, parking ticket, or other small traffic offense. We will not convince someone with a small traffic offense to hire a lawyer. We step in when your future is at stake.
Among the cases we have successfully handled are:
- Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated or driving while intoxicated (OWI/DWI)
- License suspension for multiple moving violations
- License suspension for serious speeding violations (25 mph or more over the speed limit)
- License revocation
- Drug conviction-related loss of license
- Driving while barred
- Driving with a revoked license
Minimizing Consequences for CDL Holders
When you are charged with an OWI/DUI, you can lose your commercial driver's license (CDL) even if you are not operating a commercial vehicle when you receive your violation. Like most CDL holders, your license is probably your livelihood. Seek legal advice as soon as possible to defend your rights and your future.
Appealing Driver's License Sanctions
If you have received a notice in the mail from the Department of Transportation that tells you when your license suspension begins, contact us immediately. We may be able to appeal that suspension and keep your driving privileges intact through the license suspension appeals process.
License Restoration & Work Permits
If your license has been suspended, we can find out if you are eligible for a temporary restricted license or reinstatement, or tell you what you need to do to make yourself eligible. We are prepared to help you take the necessary steps to get back on the road.
Fighting for Your Rights & Your Future
If you have been charged with a traffic offense such as an OWI/DWI in eastern Iowa, you have the right to a DUI and license revocation defense lawyer who will fight for you. Contact our team to schedule your free initial consultation.
Dial (319) 499-5524 now to learn more about fighting your license revocation.
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.