Successful Cases:

State v. Lindsey: The Iowa City Police Department charged our client, as well as several other young men, with Willful Injury, a 10-year felony, for a brutal assault against another man. Our client admitted being at the scene, but denied that he was involved in the assault. After a thorough investigation and difficult Jury Trial, the jury found our client not guilty.

State v. Hedgman: An 18-year old woman and two of her friends were charged with kidnapping a woman from Cedar Rapids, taking her near the Coralville Reservoir, and seriously assaulting her. The three women were charged with Kidnapping in the First Degree, which carries a penalty of life in prison. After a thorough investigation and relentless plea negotiations with the prosecutor, the client accepted a plea agreement for 7 years in prison and served less than 4 years before being released to a halfway house.

State v. Perez: Our client was facing 42 years in prison for Attempted Murder in Muscatine County, for aiding and abetting the shooting of a man at a grocery store. After a thorough investigation, we were able to obtain a favorable plea agreement for 2 years in prison. Our client was paroled after serving only 1 year in prison.

State v. Buster: Law enforcement charged our client with Operating While Intoxicated (Second Offense). At his Jury Trial, a Johnson County jury found him not guilty.

State v. Knudsen: Law enforcement obtained a search warrant to search our client’s Coralville home for drugs. Our client was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. At a Suppression Hearing, the judge found that “the search warrant was invalid” and suppressed all evidence from the search. The charges were later dismissed.

State v. Kelly: The Coralville Police Department stopped our client’s car, searched the vehicle, found drugs during the search, and arrested our client. Our client denied that the drugs belonged to him. After a Jury Trial, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.

State v. Wallace: Our client was facing 5 ½ years in prison for Possession of a Firearm as a Felon and Possession of Marijuana. His previous attorney obtained a plea agreement that may have resulted in him serving 5 years in prison. We were then hired by Mr. Wallace. We initially obtained a plea agreement for probation on the firearm charge and a dismissal of the drug charge. Later, we were able to obtain an even more favorable plea agreement whereby the firearm charge was dismissed, with our client pleading guilty to the marijuana charge for 25 days in jail, with credit for 25 days previously served.

State v. Nieman: The Coralville Police Department charged our client with two counts of Sexual Assault, with a potential of up to 20 years in prison. Our client admitted to having consensual sexual relations with a young woman, after a night of hard partying together. Several important facts, gathered through a very thorough investigation, helped us obtain an acquittal on both counts at his Jury Trial.

State v. Wilkins: Our client was charged by the Linn County Sheriff’s Office with Domestic Assault. After a hard-fought Jury Trial, the jury found our client not guilty.

In the Interest of D.P.: Our client was a 15-year old Cedar Rapids boy who was charged with Possession of a Simulated Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. After a Bench Trial, the judge, in his ruling, dismissed the charges against our client, stating that “the Court cannot find beyond a reasonable doubt that D.P. possessed this simulated substance with the intent to distribute.”

In the Interest of I.J.: Our client was another 15-year old Cedar Rapids boy who was charged with sexually assaulting an 18-year old woman. After a Bench Trial, the judge, in her ruling, stated that the woman “has not provided consistent statements with regard to what happened”, found the boy not guilty, and dismissed the felony charges against him.

Office Location:
Kelly Steele, Attorney at Law
425 Second St. SE, Suite 365
P.O. Box 1901
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52406

Cell: 319-310-1168
FAX: 319-363-5434
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