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Polk County Assault Dismissed at Trial

Polk County, Iowa. A strip club bouncer claimed a woman assaulted him. Attorney Katherine Sears argued it was self-defense. The prosecutor dismissed the case when the bouncer didn’t show up for the assault trial. Do you need a lawyer? If you want me to represent you when you are charged with a crime, we can…

Deferred Judgment

Iowa Deferred Judgment Lawyer If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense in the State of Iowa, you may be eligible for a “deferred judgment.” Am I eligible for a deferred judgment? Depending on your criminal history and the type of charges you’re facing, you may be eligible for a deferred judgment. Both misdemeanors and…

Boating OWI

Iowa’s Boating While Intoxicated laws are basically the same as Iowa’s OWI drunk driving laws. If you’ve been charged with Boating OWI (operating a motorboat or a sailboat while under the influence of drugs or alcohol,) you’re facing a lot of the same consequences that you’d be facing for DUI. You have a right not…

Katherine Sears

To quote another lawyer, “just because you did it doesn’t mean you’re guilty.” Similarly, just because you’re innocent doesn’t mean they’ll believe you. That’s why you need a lawyer to help you protect yourself when you’re accused of a misdemeanor or felony in Iowa. I graduated from Drake Law School in 2017 with a Prosecution…

Expunge Or Seal Your Adult Criminal Record

Expunge or Seal Your Record Iowa Code Chapter 692 concerns “criminal history and intelligence data.”  If you want to make some of that information from your past less visible to friends, family, and potential employers. you may want to expunge your record. Did you know that your court history can be seen online?  Anyone can…

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Traffic Stops

Des Moines Traffic Attorney If you’ve been stopped by the police and charged with a crime, or even if you’ve just been stopped and are feeling a little weird about it, you may have questions about whether the police were playing “by the rules” and whether you made things worse for yourself by complying with…

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Third OWI Lawyer in Polk County, Iowa

Attorney for Third DUI in Des Moines, Iowa Polk County If you’ve been convicted of a second OWI (Iowa’s DUI) offense in the last twelve years and are being charged with OWI now, this is your “OWI, third offense.”  (By way of comparison, if you’ve had other OWI(s) before, but the convictions happened more than…