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Fighting Criminal Charges in Des Moines, IA

Our Legal Team Has More than 65 Years of Collective Experience

At Branstad & Olson, our Iowa criminal defense attorneys bring 65 years of collective experience to each case. We have effectively represented thousands of clients and have a record of dismissals, as well as reducing charges and sentences. Our results are driven by caring about our clients’ best interests and by working hard to achieve the best outcome.

Regardless of the charge you face, you will find our attorneys maintain a never-give-up approach. We put forth the time and energy necessary to develop a compelling defense strategy for you. We understand your situation is unique, and we provide a legal solution tailored to the specific aspects of your case.

We are here to help tell your side of the story. Call (515) 329-3100 now to begin discussing your case with our experienced criminal defense lawyers.

  • Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Abuse Not Guilty – Jury Trial
  • Murder 1st Degree Not Guilty– Jury Trial
  • Criminal Mischief Not Guilty– Jury Trial
  • Suppression Leading to Dismissal Reversed and Remanded
  • Appeal - Administrative Reversed and Remanded
  • Robbery 1st Degree Not Guilty– Jury Trial
  • Possession of Marijuana Not Guilty– Jury Trial
  • Indecent Exposure Not Guilty– Jury Trial
  • Murder 1st Degree Not Guilty– Jury Trial
  • Appeal - Criminal Conviction Reversed and Remanded

What Our Lawyers Could Do for You

Every criminal defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty through either a guilty plea or verdict. To obtain a conviction during a trial, the prosecution must present evidence demonstrating guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. We utilize a wide array of strategies to cast doubt on the prosecution’s evidence against you.

After carefully reviewing evidence in your case, we can help make an informed decision about how to proceed. Sometimes the road leads to negotiations for a fair plea bargain. Sometimes we attack the constitutionality of a search (suppression). Sometimes the best path is to attack the prosecution’s case in the courtroom to defend your innocence.

Branstad & Olson recognizes there are a number of considerations far before trial or plea negotiation. We can also assist in requesting release from custody and bond reductions as you await trial.

We Take Your Situation Seriously

If you have been charged with a crime, you may face a range of serious consequences, including: probation, driver’s license suspension, hefty fines, and even long-term imprisonment. We understand that your future is important. Our defense team is dedicated to exploring every option.

Contact (515) 329-3100 now to schedule a free consultation with our Des Moines criminal defense lawyers.

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6 Reasons to Choose Us
  • Over 65 Years of Collective Experience
  • Thousands of Cases Successfully Handled
  • Outside-the-Box Strategies to Secure the Best Result
  • A Genuine Care for Our Clients' Best Interests
  • Highly Responsive & Accessible
  • A Never-Give-Up Approach

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