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IowaCriminal Defense Lawyers in Des Moines County, Iowa

The United States Constitution grants important rights to any person accused of a crime including due process, the right to a fair and speedy trial, the right to representation by counsel, the right to remain silent and to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures.

When choosing a criminal defense attorney in Des Moines County, Iowa, consider the lawyer's training, experience, ratings and reviews. Attorneys that practice within the criminal justice system tend to focus on certain types of cases in either state or federal court.

Most criminal defense attorneys provide a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and defenses that might apply. Before you decide on which attorney to hire, meet with several different attorneys in their office to discuss the case and the attorney fees required for representation.

Once you decide which attorney to hire, make sure you and the attorney sign a written fee agreement or contract that describes the attorney fees required at each stage of the case including during pre-trial negotiations, motion hearings and a bench or jury trial.

A criminal defense lawyer in Des Moines County, Iowa should fight to protect the rights of his or her client in a criminal case against felony or misdemeanor charges... Read more »

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Peter Wesley Hansen

Peter Wesley Hansen
Hansen Law Offices
319 North Main Street
Burlington, IA 52601
Licensed for 39 years, Peter Wesley Hansen is a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense lawyer who attended The University of Iowa College of ... read more >

Heidi Danise Van Winkle

Heidi Danise Van Winkle
14505 116th Street
Burlington, IA 52655
Heidi Danise Van Winkle is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

William Ray Monroe

William Ray Monroe
Law Office Of William Monroe
218 North 3rd Street
Burlington, IA 52601
William Ray Monroe is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >

Melinda Kay Clark

Melinda Kay Clark
Clark Law Firm
308 N 3rd St
Burlington, IA 52601
Melinda Kay Clark is a Criminal Defense lawyer... read more >
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NBLSC Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy - The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify attorneys as specialists in criminal trial advocacy.

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Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.

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