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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 & Mason have experience representing out-of-state drivers.

To learn more about OWI/DUI defenses for out-of-state drivers, contact our team at (319) 499-5524 or reach out to us online to schedule your free initial consultation.

How We Can Help Defend Your Driving Privileges

While we are not licensed to practice in surrounding states, Keegan, Tindal & Mason 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.

Dial (319) 499-5524 now to get started.

SUCCESSFUL results for our clients

Protecting Your Freedom & Rights
  • 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.

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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.