Criminal Defense

Get out of trouble and get back to life. We defend the rights and liberties of good people who are accused of bad things.

Des Moines Criminal Defense Lawyer

Every person who stands accused deserves to be treated fairly by the justice system.   A reality of the American justice system is that fair treatment remains out of reach for many defendants, innocent and guilty alike. Receiving the fair treatment you deserve may well hinge on whether or not a Des Moines criminal defense lawyer protects a defendant’s rights and vigorously makes your case.  The justice system depends upon fair treatment and strong advocacy.  Clark & Sears law is here to ensure that our clients are treated fairly.

Our criminal defense lawyers are committed to doing the hard legal investigative work and providing the firm advocacy that a fair trial depends on. From our Des Moines office, we serve all of Polk County and across Story, Boone, Warren, & Dallas Counties. 

Call today at (515) 200-2787 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.

From the very first phone call I knew she was going to be in my corner to the very end of my case. She is extremely empathetic and had a great attention to detail.

- Adam

Polk County Criminal Defense Practice Areas

From misdemeanor violations to felony charges, Clark & Sears Law can be turned by defendants facing a range of criminal accusations, including the following:

Alcohol Crimes

If someone’s blood-alcohol level comes back as 0.08–the legal limit for operating while intoxicated, it’s easy to feel that there’s no other choice but to plead guilty. But that may not be true. Officers have to respect constitutional rights during a stop. Breathalyzers and blood tests can simply be wrong more often than the state of Iowa would like to admit. Before giving up, give Clark & Sears Law a call.

Criminal Process

Little things can add up to a lot. Every step of the process offers an alert Des Moines criminal defense lawyer opportunities to defend the rights of their client and seek ways to either reach acquittal or a lesser charge. That requires knowing the details of the criminal process and at Clark & Sears Law, we do.

Criminal Sentencing

A guilty verdict can be anything from deflating to devastating to scary. What a guilty verdict isn’t is the end of the defendant’s life. What their life will look like after time is served might come down to the terms of the sentencing. That’s a post-trial process unto itself. Let Clark & Sears Law look and see if there are opportunities for leniency.

Drug Crimes

Drug crimes come with stiff sentences and can involve both state and federal charges. That makes it all the more important to work with a Polk County criminal defense lawyer who believes in their clients and fights for them. Procedural questions–notably search and seizure laws–are often crucial in drug crime allegations. Clark & Sears Law will work hard to see their clients’ constitutional rights are respected.

Property Crimes

Property crimes can include charges for anything from burglary to theft to robbery. Property crime charges under Iowa law could come for being involved in a riot–even if someone was just part of a protest. Before you give the authorities a guilty plea, reach out to Clark & Sears Law.

Sex Crimes

Being charged with a sex crime can result in a person’s world turned upside down and their community turned against them. That’s before the trial. In the event of a guilty plea or verdict, communities can be loath to recognize a person’s effort to change for the better. Clark & Sears Law still believes in notions like “innocent until proven guilty” and “everyone deserves a second chance." Call us for help.

Traffic Stops

Each traffic violation brings a driver one step closer to a license suspension and costs money. That’s reason enough not to let them stand on your record. The saying “You can’t fight City Hall” simply isn’t true. You just need a lawyer who knows how to do the legal battle for you. That’s where Clark & Sears Law comes in.

Violent Crimes

Charges for violent crimes can range from actions taken with a deadly weapon to domestic abuse to disorderly conduct. Whatever the charges are, they require proof beyond a reasonable doubt. When you call Clark & Sears Law, you’ll be getting a Des Moines criminal defense attorney who will make certain the prosecution obtains their evidence legally and strongly puts your own case forward in return.

Clark & Sears Law serves all of Polk County, as well as Story, Boone, Warren, & Dallas Counties. Call us today at (515) 200-2787 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.

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