Criminal Defense

Representating Individuals Charged for Violation of State or Federal Criminal Law

If you have been arrested or are under investigation for a crime, you are at risk of losing some of your basic freedoms and liberties. In order to protect your rights, it is important that you have an experienced criminal defense lawyer to represent you through all phases of the criminal justice process.

Role of Criminal Defense Attorney

Each case is different and will require preliminary research and investigation into the facts involved to determine an appropriate case strategy.  Becoming involved at the earliest stages of a case and developing a defense strategy is important. 

From the very outset of your case it is important to keep in mind that every person is presumed innocent until proven guilty and that the State must prove the accused guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

A criminal defense attorney will have many duties associated with their representation.  Here are some of the basics:

  • Explain the charge(s) that have been filed against you, including the maximum and minimum penalties you face if convicted
  • Investigate the facts, evidence, and witnesses involved in your case
  • Develop a defense strategy
  • Assert any legal defenses to the charge(s) filed and explain to you any defenses that may apply
  • Prepare the case for trial
  • Negotiate a plea bargain or dismissal
  • Inform you of your rights at every stage of the criminal litigation
  • Timely respond to all of your communications and be available to answer any questions you may have

Dutton Law Firm Criminal Defense 

Our law firm has experienced criminal defense attorneys who have handled a wide variety of criminal matters, including but not limited to the following:

  • Alcohol related offenses including operating or driving while intoxicated (OWI)
  • Arson
  • Domestic battery and domestic violence
  • Drug possession and drug offenses
  • Expungement of past criminal charges
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Post-Conviction Relief (PCR)
  • White collar crimes

Contact a Waterloo Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been charged with a crime, our experienced criminal defense lawyers will help guide you through the criminal process and help protect your civil liberties. Call us at (319) 260-4471 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with a Daniels, Hines, Kalkhoff, Cook & Swanson P.L.C. criminal defense attorney. You can also submit an Initial Consultation Form, which allows our attorneys to assist you more efficiently. 

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