Knoxville, Iowa Criminal Lawyers

Mr. Nicholas A. Sarcone
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West Des Moines, 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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West Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 9 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...
Christine Branstad
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Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 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
Katherine Sears
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Des Moines, 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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Robert G Rehkemper
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West Des Moines, 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...
Mr. J. Keith Rigg
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Des Moines, 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 ...
Lisa A. Allison
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Des Moines, 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
Ward A. (Sam) Rouse
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West Des Moines, 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.
Benjamin C. Feld
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West Des Moines, 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...
Celena Faith Bevard
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Urbandale, IA Criminal Law Attorney
(515) 633-3000 2641 86th St
Urbandale, IA 50322
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Family and Juvenile
Celena graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law with a criminal law concentration. During law school, Celena worked for the Cuyahoga County Public Defender's Office where she defended clients against a variety of charges, including numerous OWIs in the City of Cleveland. Celena also worked in the Juvenile Division and has experience with emergency custody situations and juvenile delinquency. At the Federal Public Defender's Office for the Northern District of Ohio, Celena gained additional experience with complex drug charges and crimes against children.

Celena graduated from Indianola High School and Simpson College. She majored in International Relations and Political...
Timothy McCarthy II
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West Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 36 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...
Philip Colt Moss
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Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 7 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...
Daniel Joseph Rothman
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West Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 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...
Johnathan Lee Sears
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Des Moines, 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
Richard E. H. Phelps II
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Mingo, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(641) 363-4365 201 S Station St
P. O. Box 1
Mingo, IA 50168
Criminal
University of Tulsa
Aaron Hamrock
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West Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(515) 279-9700 1200 Valley W Dr #400
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Criminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Aaron Hamrock is a founder and partner at McCarthy & Hamrock, P.C., which is dedicated to giving clients in the West Des Moines area the highest quality of criminal defense. With nearly 15 years of experience, Aaron has defended hundreds of clients facing charges including DUI, federal offenses, drug charges, and violent crimes. He believes in giving each client personal attention and respect, and keeping communication open. Aaron pursued a legal career with this goal in mind. His studies began at Central College, where he graduated before earning in Juris Doctor at Drake University. In 1995 he became licensed to practice...
Seth J. Harrington
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Urbandale, IA Criminal Law Attorney
(515) 975-3447 2961 100th Street
Ste. 9
Urbandale, IA 50322
Criminal, Estate Planning, Family and Juvenile
Law school doesn’t just teach you about the law. It also teaches you to never give up. While it was probably the hardest thing I ever did, the lessons I learned there are why I can stand up for clients at some of the hardest times of their lives. I graduated from Drake Law School in 2004 and have ten years of experience in the courts of Iowa standing up for people’s rights, whether as a private attorney, a prosecutor or a child protection attorney.
Denise Gonyea
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Grinnell, IA Criminal Law Lawyer
(641) 236-6631 815 Fifth Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
Criminal and Appeals
Dean A Stowers
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West Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(866) 959-1190 650 S. Prairie View Drive
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Criminal
Scott D. Fisher
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West Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(515) 222-1400 1300 50th Street, Suite 102
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Ankeny, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(515) 964-1825 408 SW 3rd St
Ankeny, IA 50023
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Penn State, The Dickinson School of Law
Mingo, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(641) 363-4365 201 S Station St
Mingo, IA 50168
Criminal
Mingo, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(641) 363-4365 201 S Station St
Mingo, IA 50168
Criminal
Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(515) 266-5552 3231 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA 50317
Criminal and Personal Injury
Drake University Law School
Clive, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(515) 309-3776 8350 Hickman Rd
Clive, IA 50325
Criminal, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Business
Mingo, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(641) 363-4365 201 S Station St
Mingo, IA 50168
Criminal
Des Moines, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(515) 285-0162 1702 57th Pl
Des Moines, IA 50310
Criminal, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Ottumwa, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(641) 682-7579 111 W 2nd St
Ottumwa, IA 52501
Criminal, Appeals, Business and Divorce
Mingo, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(641) 363-4365 201 S Station St
Mingo, IA 50168
Criminal
Mingo, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(641) 363-4365 201 S Station St
Mingo, IA 50168
Criminal
Altoona, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(515) 967-9202 620 8th St SW
Altoona, IA 50009
Criminal, Divorce and Family
Drake Law School
Ankeny, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(515) 964-1825 408 SW 3rd St
Ankeny, IA 50023
Criminal, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Business
Drake Law School
Osceola, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(641) 342-2619 122 W Jefferson St
Osceola, IA 50213
Criminal, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Chicago-Kent College of Law
West des Moines, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(515) 979-5953 1200 Valley W Dr
West des Moines, IA 50266
Criminal, Bankruptcy, DUI and Divorce
University of Minnesota Law School
Mingo, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(641) 363-4365 201 S Station St
Mingo, IA 50168
Criminal
Grimes, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(515) 202-5979 2602 SE Victory Drive
Grimes, IA 50111
Criminal, Business, Consumer and Estate Planning
St. Mary's University School of Law
Mingo, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(641) 363-4365 201 S Station St
Mingo, IA 50168
Criminal
Newton, IA Criminal Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(641) 792-3595 208 N 2nd Ave W
Newton, IA 50208
Criminal, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Drake University Law School
Ankeny, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(515) 964-1825 408 SW 3rd St
Ankeny, IA 50023
Criminal, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Penn State, The Dickinson School of Law
Mingo, IA Criminal Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(641) 363-4365 201 S Station St
Mingo, IA 50168
Criminal
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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.