Misdemeanor Attorneys in Des Moines
Over Six Decades of Combined Experience
In Iowa, a misdemeanor charge or conviction may affect your job, schooling, and reputation. A misdemeanor may carry a jail sentence or fine. Eventually, multiple misdemeanors may lead to a felony charge.
Get in touch with our Iowa misdemeanor lawyers for immediate assistance. Our Branstad & Olson team recognizes your case may be complicated or simple, but it is important to you.
Call us today at (515) 329-3100 for a detailed consultation about defending yourself from your accusers.
Types of Misdemeanor Charges in Iowa
Branstad & Olson successfully addressed tough cases for clients facing a wide range of misdemeanors. We understand your case is important whether you are facing a fine or months in jail.
A vast range of misdemeanor offenses exist, including, but not limited to:
- Child endangerment
- Disorderly conduct
- Domestic abuse assault
- Driving charges (Driving While Barred, Driving While Suspended)
- Drug possession
- OWI / DUI
- Solicitation and prostitution
- Shoplifting / Theft
- Vandalism / Criminal Mischief
Possible Consequences of a Misdemeanor Conviction
Even though misdemeanors are penalized with less incarceration time than felonies, our clients want to avoid any time in jail. When you are convicted of a misdemeanor, you may also be assessed fines or sentenced to probation with requirements to meet to avoid jail time.
Misdemeanors may also include:
- Mandatory classes or programs
- Loss of driving privileges
- Counseling or treatment programs (for drug and/or alcohol offenses, and offenses involving assaults)
Moving Forward After a Misdemeanor Charge
You may feel like you are stuck in an inescapable rut after a misdemeanor charge, but you have options. At Branstad & Olson, we will discuss options with you. Backed by extensive experience, our misdemeanor attorneys in Iowa have effectively reached favorable outcomes for many past clients.
Appeal - Criminal Conviction Reversed and Remanded
Appeal - Administrative Reversed and Remanded
Criminal Mischief Not Guilty– Jury Trial
Indecent Exposure Not Guilty– Jury Trial
Suppression Leading to Dismissal Reversed and Remanded
Murder 1st Degree Not Guilty– Jury Trial
Possession of Marijuana Not Guilty– Jury Trial
Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Abuse Not Guilty – Jury Trial
Robbery 1st Degree Not Guilty– Jury Trial
Vehicular Homicide Not Guilty - Trial