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Katherine Sears

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**If I’m not at a court appearance, I usually work from home so that I’m around to be a mom for my kids.  I can meet at the office for client meetings, but I usually have a baby in my lap on days I’m working from home.  If you’d rather email than call, my email address is [email protected]**

I graduated from Drake Law School in 2017..

I write most of the blog posts on the site.  I’d rather not write in the third person (so I don’t.)  I like big, colorful words, but I try not to use too many of them.  If I get carried away and you’re not sure what I’m talking about, please ask me to slow down or explain.

It’s important for you to know what’s going on in your case.  I’ll keep in touch and make sure you know what’s going on, what your options are, and what you can expect to happen next.

When we meet for a consultation, you can tell me about what’s happened to you.  I need to know what the State is saying that you did, what you told them, what witnesses might exist, and what evidence may exist.  I also need to know about your past criminal charges and whether you’re on probation or parole.  Your criminal history impacts both what sorts of plea offers you might be given and what might happen at sentencing.

I’ll research possible defenses and ways to argue for mitigation of charges, review the state’s discovery materials and explain their contents to you, clearly explain your options, respond promptly to your communications, and handle your case in a manner  consistent with your choices.

Organizations:

Iowa State Bar Association

American Bar Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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