Vehicular Homicide Lawyer in Iowa City & Davenport
Serving Cedar Rapids, Quad City, Scott County & 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.
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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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.
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