Iowa Criminal Lawyers

Eric David Puryear
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Davenport, IA Criminal Law Lawyer

My name is Eric D. Puryear, and I am an Attorney at Law who is licensed in the states of Iowa and Illinois. My law firm, Puryear Law P.C., is comprised of myself, my associate attorneys, and our... Read More »
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Mr. Nicholas A. Sarcone
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West Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(515) 224-7446 650 South Prairie View Dr.
Suite #130
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Criminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
University of Iowa
I am an aggressive, experienced criminal defense lawyer. I handle all types of criminal cases including but not limited to: traffic tickets, assaults, domestic assaults, sexual assaults, OWI, public intoxication, drug charges, federal drug charges, federal child pornography charges, federal medicare fraud, state & federal gun charges, harassment, stalking, burglary, robbery, forgery, theft, fraud, murder etc. I also handle state and federal appeals from all types of criminal cases. My goal is to get you the best possible outcome on your case. This involves a skilled evaluation of the charges, the evidence and available strategies. I will never back...
Peter Hansen
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Burlington, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(319) 752-5515 319 North Main Street
Burlington, IA 52601
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Iowa
Let a qualified, award-winning lawyer take care of all your legal needs. At Hansen Law Offices in Burlington, Iowa, we have over 30 years of experience in representing our clients in the state and federal courts. It is our primary goal to diligently ensure that our clients receive the best legal assistance available, while maintaining all of their rights afforded under the law.

Hansen Law Offices is a full service law firm providing services in most areas of the law with the high concentration devoted to General Practice, Including but not Limited to: Accidents, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Legal Malpractice, Litigation, Medical...
Christine Branstad
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Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(515) 224-9595 2501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Free ConsultationCriminal and Juvenile
Drake University Law School
Recognition for Pro Bono Service Supreme Court of Iowa 2015 President's Award Iowa State Bar Association 2013 Pro Bono Award-Representation Iowa State Bar Association 2013 Pro Bono Award-Mediation Iowa State Bar Association 2013 Iowa Supreme Court Probono Service Award Iowa Supreme Court 2010
Mark Thompson
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Iowa City, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(319) 354-1630 250 E. Court St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Iowa
Mark Thompson, Attorney at Law is a lawyer located in Iowa City, Iowa practicing primarily in criminal law. This includes OWI / DUI and drug law cases. Mr. Thompson offers free consultations for all OWI / DUI / drunk driving, alcohol-related and drug possession charges that are pending in the Iowa City / Johnson County area. When hiring a lawyer for an OWI / DUI case make sure that lawyer practices in both the criminal court and the Iowa DOT licensing side of the case. Mr. Thompson handles both. Mr. Thompson's law firm...
Katherine Sears
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Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(515) 491-6128 317 6th Ave
Ste 1200
Des Moines, IA 50309
Criminal and DUI
Drake University Law School
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James Arenson
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Cedar Rapids, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(319) 363-8199 425 2nd St SE #900
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Business and Estate Planning
University of Iowa
At Arenson Law Group, PC, you will find forward-thinking, progressive, and open attorneys who work hard with your best interests in mind. At our law firm you will find modern art, sleek brushed aluminum, and lots of light, unlike the traditional law office. Arenson Law Group, PC attorneys handle cases throughout Iowa and focus on practices such as: Business Law, Corporate Law, Family Law, Criminal Law, and Bankruptcy.
Robert G Rehkemper
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West Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(515) 226-0500 440 Fairway Dr., Suite 210
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Drake University Law School
Mr. Rehkemper was selected to Super Lawyers 2013, and has repeatedly been named Avvo’s Client Choice and Top Attorney for DUI defense with a Superb rating of 10.0 out of a possible 10.0. Mr. Rehkemper is the State of Iowa Delegate for the National College of DUI Defense and is also a Board Member for the Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Criminal Defense Core Group for the Iowa Association for Justice. A frequent speaker at attorney education seminars, Mr. Rehkemper has distinguished himself as a premier defense attorney in the State of Iowa for drunk driving...
Eric David Puryear
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Davenport, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(563) 265-6961 3719 Bridge Ave
Suite 6
Davenport, IA 52807
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Divorce and Family
DePaul College of Law
My name is Eric D. Puryear, and I am an Attorney at Law who is licensed in the states of Iowa and Illinois. My law firm, Puryear Law P.C., is comprised of myself, my associate attorneys, and our non-attorney staff members. Located in Davenport, IA, we represent clients in the State and Federal courts of Illinois and Iowa, as well as in transactional matters that do not involve court appearances.

Puryear Law P.C. is a general law practice, including but not limited to: Criminal: All matters, ranging from murder to domestic violence, outstanding warrants, drug cases, theft, OWI/DUI and traffic violations...
Mr. J. Keith Rigg
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Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(515) 284-7930 317 6th Avenue
Suite 1300
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, Cannabis Law and White Collar Crime
Drake University Law School
Since 1982, J. Keith Rigg has provided legal advice and representation to clients in state and federal courts throughout Iowa, including Des Moines and Polk County. His practice is limited to criminal law and the defense of those accused of crimes such as: * White Collar Crimes * Fraud * Conspiracy * Homicide * Battery, Assault, and other Violent Crimes * Drug and Narcotic Sales and Possession * Theft ...
Brett P. Hall
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Sioux City, IA Criminal Law Attorney
(712) 226-4255 505 5th Street
Suite 314
Sioux City, IA 51101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of South Dakota School of Law
Brett P. Hall is an attorney licensed to practice in Iowa, Nebraska, and the United States District Court, Northern District of Iowa. Mr. Hall is a member of the American Bar Association, the Iowa State Bar Association, the Nebraska State Bar Association, and the Woodbury County Bar Association. He is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, School of Law. Brett lives in Sioux City with his wife and four children. He is active within the community and enjoys participating in local fundraising events, and volunteering with local nonprofit organizations.
Lisa A. Allison
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Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(515) 635-5299 4225 Fleur Drive
#145
Des Moines, IA 50321
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Drake University Law School
John O. Moeller
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davenport, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(563) 323-3014 601 Brady St
Ste 303
davenport, IA 52803
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of Iowa
U of Iowa College of Law 1978 with Honors Admitted to practice Iowa, the US District Courts in Iowa and the Central District of Illinois, the US Courts of Appeals for the Seventh and Eighth Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States. Member Iowa State Bar Assoc., The Iowa Assoc. for Justice and the National Assoc. of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Priscilla E. Forsyth
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Sioux City, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(877) 863-2371 505 Fifth Street Ste 620
Sioux City, IA 51101
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and White Collar Crime
University of Iowa
Priscilla has been a criminal defense lawyer since 1987. She has represented individuals accused of everything from traffic tickets to first degree murder in Federal Court and in the State of Iowa. In addition to to criminal defense, Priscilla handles appeals and post conviction in Iowa and Federal Court
William K. Gullberg Jr.
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Bettendorf, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(309) 734-1001 2550 Middle Rd
#300
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Bill Gullberg is an experienced litigator in a range of legal matters. In addition to being licensed to practice law in Illinois, Bill is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the federal district bar of the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, and the federal trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois. The difference Bill brings to the case is a passion for representing the rights, freedom, and property of his clients. Experience and professionalism is one thing - experience and professionalism with a true passion and focus for achieving a just and...
Meagan K. Box
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Bettendorf, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(309) 734-1001 2550 Middle Rd
#300
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Nicholas Hay
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Decorah, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(563) 568-7728 308 5th Avenue
Decorah, IA 52101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Drake University Law School
I have called Iowa home my entire life. My first job offer out of law school brought me to NE Iowa for the first time in my life, and I was disappointed it took me 25 years to see it with my own eyes. I worked for a small general practice firm in Waukon for about 4 years before I left to become my own boss. I have been living the dream and operating my own firm, Hay Law, P.L.C. since June 2015. The vast majority of my time practicing has been dedicated to criminal law whether...
Allison McCarthy
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West Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(319) 358-1900 105 S. 11th St.
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Immigration
University of Iowa
Allison’s practice at Vondra & Malott, PLC, focuses on criminal defense, criminal defense for immigrants, criminal appeals, family-based immigration, removal defense, immigration benefits for victims of domestic violence and other crimes (Violence Against Women Act and U-visa), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), immigration benefits for juveniles (Special Immigrant Juvenile visas and related guardianships), immigration appeals, and family law cases. Allison is proficient in Spanish, and many of her clients are Spanish-speaking only.

Allison McCarthy is a May 2007 graduate of the University of Iowa. During her undergraduate years, she participated in the A. Craig Baird Debate Forum as a policy...
Gretchen Anne Cooper
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Sioux City, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(712) 234-3003 600 Fourth Street
Suite 318
Sioux City, IA 51101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Family
University of South Dakota School of Law
An experienced trial attorney with over 13 years of caring for and fighting for her clients. Licensed in all three states of the Siouxland area-Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota. Past supervisor at a large firm which included a team of DUI/OWI caseload attorneys. Extensive training in trials, including forensic studies. A true advocate for those navigating through the legal system.
Brian Johnson
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Cedar Rapids, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(319) 286-1767 222 3rd Ave SE
Suite 501
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Admitted to practice in the State of Iowa in 2004; Admitted to practice in the Northern District of Iowa in 2006.
Ward A. (Sam) Rouse
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West Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(515) 223-9000 4940 Pleasant Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
For many years, Ward (Sam) Rouse has represented people who have been injured in some way, whether through damage to their health, property, financial situation, or reputation. If you have been wrongfully deprived of a right, health, property, or even your good reputation, Mr. Rouse can help. Even if your opponent is a huge entity - the government, a major corporation, or an insurance company, Mr. Rouse can level the playing field.
Jack Bjornstad
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Spirit Lake, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(712) 332-5225 1700 Hill Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Iowa
Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation.
Raphael Scheetz
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Cedar Rapids, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(319) 378-7416 425 2nd St SE
Suite 1010
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Criminal, DUI and Immigration
Raphael (Ray) Scheetz founded the Law Offices of Raphael M. Scheetz in 1994 to focus his attention on the practice of criminal defense and immigration cases. Mr. Scheetz has successfully represented hundreds of clients. The cases included persons who want to apply to become American citizens, and American citizens who want to petition for their spouse, fiancée, children, parents, or brothers or sisters that live outside of the United States. Mr. Scheetz has also successfully represented hundreds of persons accused of Federal and State criminal offenses. He has been lead defense counsel in approximately ninety jury trials in State...
Daniel Joseph Rothman
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West Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(515) 267-9000 1701 48th Street Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
Drake University Law School
Daniel J. Rothman has been practicing criminal law since his admission to the bar in 2002. He is a former prosecutor of 7 years having worked in the Story County Attorney's office and as the senior member of the OWI Division of the Polk County Attorney’s Office until March of 2009. During his time as an OWI prosecutor, Mr. Rothman was an instructor for the Prosecutors Training Council’s Annual Officer’s training school on OWI law and a presenter for the Central Iowa Traffic Safety Task Force’s annual training regarding OWI law. Mr. Rothman was invited to teach other attorneys in...
Ms. Nina M Forcier
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Waterloo, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(319) 234-1371 405 Jefferson Street
Suite B
Waterloo, IA 50701
Criminal, Business, DUI and Family
Drake University Law School
Nina grew up in Waterloo, Iowa, attended the University of Northern Iowa and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Nina later attended Drake University Law School where she gained practical experience interning for Iowa Legal Aid and as a student attorney/mediator at the Drake Legal Clinic. At the Drake Mediation Clinic Nina served as a mediator for divorce, child custody and small claims cases.Nina enjoys volunteering and has served in leadership positions: Junior Girl Scout Leader for Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois and as a Parent Teacher Association volunteer leader, treasurer and event organizer for a...
Patrick Ingram
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Iowa City, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(319) 351-4363 209 E Washington
Paul-Helen Bldg, Ste. 203
Iowa City, IA 52240
Criminal, Appeals, Civil Rights and Juvenile
University of Iowa
Timothy McCarthy II
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West Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(515) 279-9700 1200 Valley W Dr #400
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Criminal
Drake University
With 30 years of experience in representing clients, Timothy McCarthy knows how to take on the most challenging cases and proactively defend his clients in every situation. His path toward his legal career started after receiving his B.A. from Drake University. He studied law at Drake University's Law School and earned his Juris Doctor in 1983. Since graduating, his has become licensed to practice not only in Iowa, but also in the U.S. District Court in the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa, the U.S. Court of Appeals, the Eighth Circuit Court and the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, Timothy McCarthy is...
Eric D. Tindal
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Williamsburg, IA Criminal Law Lawyer
(319) 668-1323 600 Court Street
Box 656
Williamsburg, IA 52361
Criminal, Landlord Tenant, Medical Malpractice and Traffic Tickets
University of Iowa
ERIC D. TINDAL, partner, is a 2000 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law where he graduated with distinction. He has worked in association with the firms of Saylor & Tindal in Williamsburg and Tindal & Kitchen in Washington, and he is the city attorney for the City of Williamsburg. Mr. Tindal also served nine years in the United States Army Reserves as a Respiratory Specialist. He is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association, the Iowa Trial Lawyers Association and Dean Mason Ladd American Inn of Court. He has been in practice...
Richard E. H. Phelps II
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Mingo, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(641) 363-4365 201 S Station St
P. O. Box 1
Mingo, IA 50168
Criminal
University of Tulsa
Philip Colt Moss
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Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(515) 281-1475 2501 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Employment and Personal Injury
Facing the threat of criminal prosecution or a lawsuit can be daunting. Colt Moss will bring energy and verve to your situation. He takes great satisfaction in helping his clients solve problems that they cannot solve on their own. Colt wants to help you navigate whatever problems life has created for you and is determined to be there with you every step of the way. “I stress the importance of communicating with my clients throughout the process,” Colt says. “I want to help them find hope and optimism in an otherwise challenging time.” Using creativity and hard work, Colt will...
Philip Mears
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Iowa City, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(319) 351-4363 209 E. Washington
Paul-Helen Bldg, Ste. 203
Iowa City, IA 52240
Criminal and Appeals
University of Iowa
Dai Gwilliam
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Iowa City, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(319) 354-6000 432 E. Bloomington St.
Iowa City, IA 52245
Free ConsultationCriminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Jennifer J Bonzer
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Marshalltown, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(855) 955-2193 24 East Main Street, Suite 205
Marshalltown, IA 50158
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Social Security Disability
North Central and Central Iowa Attorney practicing in Criminal Law, Social Security Law, Family Law, and Divorce.
Charles Kenville
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Fort Dodge, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(515) 955-4444 809 Central Ave.
Suite #430
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Drake University Law School
Charles Kenville was born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota. He graduated from Fargo South High School and attended North Dakota State University in Fargo where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology in 1995. He received his Juris Doctorate from Drake Law School in 1999. After being admitted to practice in Iowa, Charles started his career with the Polk County Attorney’s Office in Des Moines as an Assistant County Attorney. As a prosecutor Charles tried several felony jury trials. Charles went into private practice after serving as a...
John E. Beasley
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Iowa CIty, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(319) 354-1104 321 East Market Street
Iowa CIty, IA 52245
Criminal, Family and Real Estate
University of Iowa College of Law
Lynn Rose
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Iowa City, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(319) 351-4363 209 E. Washington
Paul-Helen Bldg, Ste. 203
Iowa City, IA 52240
Criminal, Family, Juvenile and Social Security Disability
Judd Parker
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Adel, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(800) 387-8167 211 South 7th Street, Suite D
Adel, IA 50003
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Juvenile
Drake University Law School
Judd Parker joined the Parker Law Office PLLC in 2012 upon graduation of Drake Law School. The Parker Law Office moved from its location in Clinton, Iowa to Adel, Iowa in the summer of 2017, where Judd now practices with his father, Blake Parker, in Dallas County, Iowa.
Jay Warner Mez
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Council Bluffs, IA Criminal Law Lawyer
(712) 256-1049 226 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
David Alan Cmelik
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Hiawatha, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(319) 389-1889 1450 Boyson Road Suite C-2A
Hiawatha, IA 52233
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, criminal lawyer and DUI (OWI) defense attorney DAC-LAW PLC is an Iowa law firm limited exlcusively to criminal law. If you or a loved one has been arrested for OWI in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Waterloo, or other Iowa community, contact DAC-LAW PLC at 319-389-4276 https://www.cedarrapidsduilawyer.lawyer
Adam Pollack
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Iowa City, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(319) 338-1633 1129 E. Washington St,
Iowa City, IA 52245
Free ConsultationCriminal and DUI
University of Iowa
As a licensed attorney in both Iowa and California, Adam Pollack has been practicing law since 1998. As a former prosecutor for Johnson County (Iowa City area), Adam Pollack has an experienced and nuanced view regarding the complexities of the criminal justice system. Pollack has practiced criminal defense in Iowa for over a decade.
Nick E Wingert
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Sioux City, IA Criminal Law Attorney
(712) 226-4255 505 Fifth St., Ste. 314
Sioux City, IA 51101
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
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Arrested or facing criminal charges?

Criminal law addresses the government's prosecution of individuals who have been accused of committing a crime. Such laws may be federal, state, or local. The prosecution represents the people of a particular jurisdiction, and acts on behalf of the government by bringing a case against an accused. Under the U.S. Constitution, a person accused of a crime may have the right to a criminal defense attorney during interrogations and certain other times before and during a trial.

Whether you are under police investigation, have been arrested, or are facing charges, having an advocate familiar with the criminal justice system.

Most jurisdictions classify crimes as felonies or misdemeanors, with felonies being the more serious offenses with the possibility of more severe sentences. Some criminal lawyers focus on a specific area of criminal defense law, such as white-collar crime, drug offenses, theft crimes, or violent crimes. You should consult with a criminal defense lawyer early on in the process to preserve options, such as diversion programs or plea bargains.

When hiring a criminal defense attorney, you should evaluate the experience and fee structure of the attorney. Some offer a free consultation to discuss your case.


Accomplice liability: If a person aids, assists, or encourages another in the commission of a crime, they are criminally liable as an accomplice to the crime.

Self-defense: The claim that an act otherwise criminal was legally justifiable because it was necessary to protect a person or property from the threat or action of another.