Criminal Defense

For more than 30 years, I’ve defended the criminally accused against just about every kind of criminal charge you can think of. When it comes to case types, I don’t discriminate. I’m here as your resource whether you’ve been accused of drug possession or murder — and everything in between.

Below you’ll find information about some of the most common crimes I handle regularly at my law firm. Just keep in mind that this is by no means a comprehensive list. If your particular charge isn’t listed, I still encourage you to contact me for a free consultation and find out what I can do for you.

Felonies & Misdemeanors

If you’ve never been in trouble with the law before, you may not be all that familiar with terms like “felony” and “misdemeanor.” Put simply, these are the two key classifications of criminal charges. While misdemeanors are what you might consider “small-time crimes,” felonies tend to be more harmful and therefore more severely punished.

Many crimes can be classified as either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the way the crime was carried out. For instance, possessing a small amount of marijuana would be considered a misdemeanor in Iowa, while getting caught with a large amount of cocaine with the intention of selling it would get charged at the felony level.

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Other crimes are always charged at a certain level. For instance, murder is considered a capital offense, which automatically means that it’s charged as a felony.

Regardless of whether your crime is being charged as a misdemeanor or felony, it’s crucial that you work with an attorney you feel you can trust. After all, when it comes to your criminal record (and, possibly, your very freedom), your attorney’s experience and ability to communicate with you can go a long way.

Criminal Charges in Iowa

As I’ve said, misdemeanors and felonies are the big, overarching categories of criminal offenses. Here’s a closer look at some of the specific charges you may face in Iowa:

  • Drug crimes, including the possession, selling, manufacturing and/or distribution of illegal substances.
  • Theft crimes, which include burglary, robbery, petty theft, embezzlement, and more.
  • Property crimes, such as arson, criminal trespass, and criminal mischief.
  • Violent crimes, like domestic violence, assault, aggravated assault, battery, first-degree murder, second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, and vehicular homicide.
  • Sex crimes, such as rape, child pornography, sexual abuse, and related acts.

Don’t wait to get the help you need. The sooner we get started on your defense, the better your chances of achieving a successful outcome.

Criminal Defense Attorney in Nevada, Iowa

I’ve been a criminal defense lawyer for over three decades now, and I can tell that for every criminal charge, there’s always more to the story than meets the eye. When you come to me for representation, you can expect fierce representation and sound legal advice in a judgment-free environment. To get started, call today and request a free consultation.