Des Moines County Criminal Lawyers

Compare top rated Iowa attorneys serving Des Moines County.
Wapello County, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(641) 682-7579 111 W 2nd St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Divorce
Linn County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(319) 286-1767 222 3rd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Creighton Law School
Wapello County, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(641) 683-1626 104 S Court St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Criminal, Appeals, Business and DUI
Drake University Law School
Linn County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(319) 395-7400 401 Old Marion Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Criminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Iowa College of Law
Scott County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer
(563) 355-5303 3870 Middle Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Criminal, Business, Civil Rights and DUI
Linn County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(319) 286-1767 222 3rd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Criminal, Appeals and Business
Wapello County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 52 years experience
(641) 683-4561 2942 Oak Meadow Dr
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Criminal, Business, Collections and Personal Injury
University of Iowa Law School
Linn County, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(319) 363-8199 425 2nd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Criminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Johnson County, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(319) 351-8181 920 S Dubuque St
Iowa City, IA 52240
Criminal, Business, Collections and Construction
University of Iowa Law School
Linn County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(319) 366-8493 425 2nd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Criminal, Business, Collections and Divorce
Drake University School of Law
Wapello County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(641) 683-1626 104 S Court St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Criminal, Business, Civil Rights and DUI
Scott County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(563) 528-2228 PO Box 2448
Davenport, IA 52809
Criminal and Juvenile
Texas Tech University School of Law
Linn County, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(319) 395-9191 1636 42nd St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
Wapello County, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(641) 682-8326 129 W 4th St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Civil Rights
University of Iowa College of Law
Scott County, IA Criminal Law Attorney
(563) 322-1000 220 N Main St
Davenport, IA 52801
Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Scott County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer
(563) 326-4095 601 Brady Street
Suite 311
Davenport, IA 52803
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Juvenile
Linn County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer
(319) 395-9191 1636 42nd Street North East
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Criminal
Linn County, IA Criminal Law Attorney
(319) 364-5525 425 2nd St. SE, Suite 803
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Criminal
Linn County, IA Criminal Law Attorney
(319) 366-2461 1126 Westwood Dr NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Criminal, Business and Civil Rights
Cedar County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(563) 886-6646 400 Cedar St
Tipton, IA 52772-1748
Criminal
Linn County, IA Criminal Law Attorney
(319) 440-0523 3837 Lost Valley Road SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Criminal
Christine Branstad
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(515) 224-9595 2501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatPolk County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
Criminal 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
Mr. Nicholas A. Sarcone
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Polk County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 12 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...
Allison McCarthy
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Polk County, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(515) 867-4023 105 S. 11th St.
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Immigration
University of Iowa
Allison’s practice 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 is also currently a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Drake University Law School’s Refugee Legal Clinic.

Allison McCarthy is a May 2007 graduate of the University of Iowa. During her undergraduate...
Lisa A. Allison
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Polk County, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(515) 635-5299 4225 Fleur Drive
#145
Des Moines, IA 50321
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Drake University Law School
Brett P. Hall
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Woodbury County, IA Criminal Law Attorney
(712) 226-4255 701 Pierce Street
Suite 202
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.
Gretchen Anne Cooper
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Woodbury County, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(712) 253-3362 600 Fourth Street
Suite 202
Sioux City, IA 51101
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
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.
Philip Colt Moss
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Polk County, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(515) 281-1475 2501 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, 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...
Benjamin Kohn
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Black Hawk County, IA Criminal Law Attorney
(319) 343-6841 315 E 5th Street
STE 202
Waterloo, IA 50703
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatCriminal, Business, DUI and Traffic Tickets
University of Iowa College of Law
Notice to Prospective Clients: Please don't cold call me without an appointment to inquire about your legal matter. Please first visit my website, http://www.kohnlawofficeofiowa.com and if you're interested in my services as described there and your matter is in Iowa, please email me the type of issue you want help with through the webform to request permission/instructions to schedule a phone consult.

I'm an Iowa licensed attorney with a very diverse, yet practical, skill set and range of expertise, which allows me to take a cross-functional and interdisciplinary approach to all services I render. From Data Science, Game Theory, and...
Katherine Sears
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Polk County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 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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Jack Bjornstad
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Dickinson County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 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.
Ward A. (Sam) Rouse
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Polk County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 29 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.
Mr. J. Keith Rigg
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Polk County, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 37 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 ...
Johnathan Lee Sears
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Polk County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(515) 491-6128 317 6th Ave
Ste 1200
Des Moines, IA 50309
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School
Nicholas Hay
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Winneshiek County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(563) 568-7728 308 5th Avenue
Decorah, IA 52101
Free ConsultationCriminal, Civil Rights, Consumer and Domestic Violence
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...
Robert G Rehkemper
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Polk County, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 17 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...
Daniel Joseph Rothman
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Polk County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 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...
Benjamin C. Feld
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Polk County, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(515) 802-7676 1200 Valley West Drive, Ste. 208
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Free ConsultationCriminal and Personal Injury
Michigan State University
I am a native of Carroll, Iowa and grew up on a farm. Early on, my parents taught me the meaning of hard work. My chores on the farm included feeding livestock, baling hay, walking beans and detasseling corn. In addition to the work on the farm, I woke up at 5:30 a.m. every Saturday and Sunday during high school to work at a restaurant in town. I graduated from Kuemper High School in 2006.

After high school, I attended Drake University where I earned my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in business law. While attending...
Priscilla E. Forsyth
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Woodbury County, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 33 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
Patrick Dillon
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Bremer County, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(563) 578-1850 209 E 1st Street
Sumner, IA 50674
Criminal, Agricultural, Bankruptcy and DUI
Drake University Law School
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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.