OWI/DUI Defense for Out-of-State Drivers
Handle Your Traffic Ticket Complications From Home
Iowa City is a college town, home to thousands of out-of-state students, and the Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska borders are only a short drive away. As a result, many drivers charged with OWI/DUI in Eastern Iowa do not have Iowa driver's licenses. Out-of-state drivers face many of the same consequences of OWI/DUI as Iowa drivers and, depending on the laws of your home state, you may also face penalties at home. Navigating the requirements of various jurisdictions can be confusing, but our attorneys at Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger have experience representing out-of-state drivers.
How We Can Help Defend Your Driving Privileges
While we are not licensed to practice in surrounding states, Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger understands the pitfalls of receiving an Iowa OWI/DUI when your license is from Illinois or another neighboring state. Our firm has helped many out-of-state clients fight OWI/DUI charges while minimizing the need for clients to travel to Iowa for court appearances and other appointments. Additionally, Attorney J. Dean Keegan's membership in the National College of Drunk Driving Defense provides access to skilled OWI/DUI attorneys across the country.
OWI/DUIs Affect Your Ability to Work & Study
The state of Iowa does not have the authority to revoke your out-of-state driver's license, but it can revoke your nonresident operating privileges, which is a serious issue if you are a student living in Iowa or must travel to Iowa for business. Your driving privileges will not be reinstated until you have met all of the court's requirements, including paying fines or surcharges. This is why an effective OWI/DUI defense lawyer is so important for out-of-state drivers.
Contact Us to Discuss Your Case
In his decades of experience as a defense attorney, J. Dean Keegan has helped many out-of-state drivers fight OWI/DUI charges. We understand the unique challenges faced by out-of-state defendants. Our attorneys offer free initial consultations scheduled at your convenience.
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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