Eastern Iowa Criminal Defense Attorneys

Vehicular Homicide Lawyer in Iowa City

Serving Cedar Rapids, Davenport & all of Eastern Iowa

"Homicide or serious injury by vehicle" is the use of a car or other motor vehicle to cause the death of another person. Individuals charged with vehicular homicide have a tough battle ahead. If convicted, they may face large fines, mandatory sentences, license revocation and other hardships. The Iowa City and Cedar Rapids vehicular homicide defense lawyers at Keegan, Tindal & Jaeger can help you fight against the serious charges you face. Since 1992, our law firm has provided aggressive defense that gets results.

If you have been charged with vehicular homicide, act now to protect your rights. Call (319) 499-5524 or contact us online for zealous and knowledgeable defense.

Vehicular Homicide Caused by Drunk Driving in Iowa

In Iowa, if a person unintentionally causes someone else's death while driving drunk, he or she can be charged with vehicular homicide. Vehicular homicide is a Class B felony which carries a mandatory prison sentence of 25 years and license revocation for six years. The only way to beat these consequences is to beat the charges.

Our Iowa vehicular homicide defense lawyers have extensive experience defending clients involved in alcohol-related traffic offenses. Attorney J. Dean Keegan has made a name for himself in DUI defense, from drafting Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) legislation to presenting at several conferences on OWI. He works quickly to counteract the prosecution's tactics.

Vehicular Homicide Caused by Reckless Driving

A fatal accident caused by reckless driving is a Class C felony. Under Iowa law, reckless driving means "driving a car or other motor vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property." If you have been charged with this offense, you may face large fines and up to 10 years in prison. Our Iowa vehicular homicide attorneys are here to defend you against these charges and fight for a reduction in your sentence or dismissal of your charges.

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  • 2nd Degree Sexual Abuse; 1st Degree Burglary Acquitted of Multiple Forcible Felonies
  • 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.

  • Vehicular Homicide Charges Reduced, No Incarceration Imposed

    Muscatine County FECR056673. Vehicular Homicide was reduced to Involuntary Manslaughter. Total sentence was suspended.

  • Felony Drug Charges Charges Dismissed

    Muscatine County FECR050038. Attorney Dean Keegan's client was charged with two counts of controlled substance violation, as well as two counts of failure to affix tax stamp. After a year of court appearances and negotiating with the prosecutor, all charges were dismissed with costs assessed to the State.

  • Carrying Weapons, Public Intoxication, & Disorderly Conduct Carrying Weapons & Public Intoxication Charges D

    Linn County AGCR108044. Attorney Dean Keegan's client was charged with Carrying Weapons, Public Intoxication, and Disorderly Conduct. After plea negotiations with the State, Mr. Keegan was successful in dismissing the Carrying Weapons and Public Intoxication charges.

  • 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.

  • Operating While Intoxicated No Suspension of Driving Privileges
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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