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Des Moines, IA Criminal Defense Lawyers

192 lawyers specializing in Criminal Defense are available in the Des Moines, IA area.

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Des Moines has 192 Criminal Defense Attorneys with 623 Reviews

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    Christine E Branstad

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    Branstad & Olson Law Office
    2501 Grand Ave, Suite A, Des Moines, IA
    33 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 29 years
    Working hard for each client.

    Practice area
    60% Criminal Defense, 20% DUI & DWI, 5% Juvenile and more

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     30 minutes

    License
    IA, Active since 1995
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    Nathan Allen Olson

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    Branstad & Olson Law Offices
    2501 Grand Ave, Suite A, Des Moines, IA
    4 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.7 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 11 years
    From Misdemeanors to Murder Charges, We Take Your Case Seriously.

    Practice area
    50% Criminal Defense, 20% DUI & DWI, 15% Appeals and more

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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     30 minutesHourly Rates$200-350 per hour

    License
    IA, Active since 2012
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    Nicholas Arthur Sarcone

    Sarcone Law Firm, PLLC
    501 SW 7th Street, Suite J, Des Moines, IA
    3 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 16 years
    If you are facing federal or state criminal charges you deserve your best defense. Choosing a lawyer is a big deal. Your liberty is in our hands. Whether you have been caught in a bad circumstance or made a series of bad decisions, I have seen it ...
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    Philip Colt Moss

    Wandro and Associates
    2501 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA
    5 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.9 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 11 years
    PASSIONATE IOWA LAWYER ADVOCATES FOR CLIENTS FACING CRIMINAL CHARGES AND OTHER MATTERS When you face a serious legal challenge, especially one where your freedom is at stake, a skilled attorney can help protect your rights and interests. At Philip...
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    Randall Lynn Jackson

    Law Office of Randall L. Jackson
    315 E 5th St Ste 5, Des Moines, IA
    5 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.7 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 25 years
    I am attorney Randall L. Jackson. I have been practicing law in Des Moines, Iowa, since 1998. My areas of practice include bankruptcy and debt relief, divorce and family law, criminal defense and OWI defense. With my broad range of legal experienc...
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    Megan Anne Lantz

    Dentons Davis Brown, P.C.
    215 10th Street, Suite 1300, Des Moines, IA
    10 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 17 years
    Review: I hired Megan to work on a spousal immigration application for my spouse to come from Mexico. We just filed the petition last week, so we don't have the results yet, however I am confident that the results will be positive. Megan was very responsi...
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    Katherine Rachel Sears

    Clark and Sears Law, PLLC
    317 6th Ave, Ste 1200, Des Moines, IA
    7 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.4 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 6 years
    Review: We reached out to Katie to handle a possession case for someone who lives out of state. She was great about corresponding remotely and worked hard to get us through all of the steps with as little inconvenience as possible. Katie made it fairly pa...
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    Michael Joseph Culp

    Culp Law Office P.L.C.
    501 SW 7th Street, Suite J, Des Moines, IA
    2 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.9 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 36 years
    I was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, in 1961. I grew up in Madison, Wisconsin, where I attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned my Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice in 1983. I then moved to Des Moines, Iowa. I attend...
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    Gina Marie Christensen Messamer

    Parrish Kruidenier Law Firm
    2910 Grand Ave, Des Moines, Des Moines, IA
    4 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.9 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 10 years
    Gina focuses on civil rights cases, specifically on police discrimination. She also works on all kinds of criminal cases, from harassment to murder. She is passionate about fighting for her clients. She can help to make things right if you have be...
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    Bradley Michael Bender

    Office of The State Appellate Defender
    Assistant Appellate Defender, Office Of The State Appellate Defender, Des Moines, IA
    1 review
    Avvo Rating: 7.2 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 22 years
    Review: Bradley, Thank-you so very much for correctly identifying the points of this case that the Appeals Judges would take note of. There is so much wrong with this case that its hard for me to look past the violation of my rights and the corruption of ...
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    Kelsey Lynn Knight

    Carr & Wright, PLC
    300 Walnut St., Suite 140, Des Moines, IA
    1 review
    Avvo Rating: 7.0 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 9 years
    I was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. I attended Drake University and earned a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Cell, and Molecular Biology in 2009. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, I worked at Pioneer (now Corteva) for a couple of years. ...
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    Erin Michael Carr

    Carr & Wright, Plc
    300 Walnut St Ste 140, Carr & Wright, Plc, Des Moines, IA
    1 review
    Avvo Rating: 6.9 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 17 years
    I am a competitive and driven trial attorney who enjoys fighting for the rights of my clients. I believe that the American jury system of justice is the best fact finding system in the history of the world and I love to employ it to the benefit of...
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    Michael Arleth

    Arleth Law
    309 Court Ave. Suite 803, Des Moines, IA
    7 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.2 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 8 years
    I’ve created a client centered practice in which I’m easily accessible for each and every client. My uniqueapproach includes using a secure online portal with a commitment to communicating with clients whenit works best for them. It’s important to...
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    Paul Joseph Statler

    Statler Law, PLLC
    301 E Walnut St Ste 7, Des Moines, IA
    3 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.1 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 8 years
    People ask me what I do, and when I tell them I’m a criminal defense attorney they ask, “what does that mean?” Almost always, I tell them, “I defend people who are accused of, and charged with committing crimes.” After hearing that, they’ll usuall...
  • Ryan A. Genest

    Simpson, Jensen, Abels, Fischer & Bouslog, Pc
    400 Locust St Ste 400, Des Moines, IA
    5.0 stars 1 review
    Criminal Defense Lawyer Licensed
    Review: “Ryan Genest represented us during a long and scary adoption. He was always honest, patient, and there to listen to us. Even when we were late on payments. He was on the ball, caught all lies, and was a beast during the tr...
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    Amanda Marie Bartusek

    Stoltze & Stoltze PLC
    300 Walnut Street Suite 260, Des Moines, IA
    8 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.5 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 10 years
    Amanda Bartusek grew up in Urbandale, Iowa. She attended the University of Iowa where she obtained a bachelor of arts in Political Science and Religious Studies. Upon graduation, she attended the University of Iowa College of Law where during whic...
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    Marshall William Orsini

    Law Offices of Marshall W. Orsini, PLC
    4515 Fleur Dr., Ste. 305, Des Moines, IA
    2 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.6 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 17 years
    Review: I obtained Marshall to assist me with my divorce. Marshall was easy to work with, and knowledgeable. The cost of divorce was affordable, and took a few months to complete. If I ever have a legal issue, I would hire Marshall to assist me with the m...
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    Brian John Meyer

    Harding Law Offices
    1217 Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA
    2 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.4 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 20 years
    I am a 2002 graduate of Drake Law School. Before going into private practice, I worked as an Assistant Attorney General and an Assistant Polk County Attorney. In addition, to my work as a prosecutor, I served 6 years as legal counsel to the Iowa H...
  • Roger P. Owens

    Law Office of Roger P. Owens, P.C.
    317 6th Ave Ste 1300, Des Moines, IA
    5.0 stars 2 reviews
    Criminal Defense Lawyer Licensed
    Review: “Mr. Owens talks straight, no leading you astray, honest and shoots straight from the hip. I was in trouble and needed a good defense attorney. Mr. Owens came highly recommended, and justly so. Mr. Owens was a prosecutor b...
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    Lisa Ann Allison

    Allison Law Firm, Llc
    Mail: 4225 Fleur Dr # 145, Des Moines, IA
    1 review
    Avvo Rating: 7.1 
    Criminal defense Lawyer Licensed for 10 years
    Review: Lisa helped me with an insurance issue and a problem with my ex-husband. She took the time to listen to me and my concerns, and she fully explained to me all the steps that would be involved in getting relief. I had spent years trying to get help,...

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Polk County Criminal Courts
Criminal Court, 100 Court Ave., Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309
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