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Des Moines Criminal Attorneys

Being arrested for a criminal offense can affect a person in numerous and significant ways. As a result, having an experienced attorney assist you, can make all the difference. Moreover, knowing your rights will enable you to make the right decisions about your case.

 

The criminal defense attorneys of McEnroe, Gotsdiner, Brewer, Steinbach & Rothman have a combined 72 years of experience in practicing criminal law. Their experience comes from years of work as defense attorneys and formerly as prosecuting attorneys in Polk, Story and Des Moines County. Our attorneys know that criminal charges can have life changing consequences on people and our attorneys recognize that these cases must be handled with absolute dedication to ensure that our client’s rights are not impeded and that they receive a just resolution to their case.

 

If you are in custody, contact our office before answering any questions.

 

We help clients with all levels of criminal charges including homicide via allegations of murder or manslaughter; narcotic offenses ranging from possession of marijuana to possession with intent, distribution and manufacturing; assault including domestic assault and sex assault; Robbery; burglary; Theft fraud or forgery; Firearms or weapon offense; prostitution; and DUI/OWI traffic offenses.

 


Recent News

5-17-21: Daniel Rothman’s client was charged with Fraudulent Practices in Dallas county Iowa. After over a year of litigation, including several depositions where attorney Rothman showed the state all the flaws in the police investigation, the State dismissed all charges. No conviction of any kind will be entered and the defendant can qualify to expunge the fact that he was even charged.

 

4-5-21: Client was charged with theft 5th in Polk County. After Attorney Nick Carda discussed the weaknesses in the case with the State, the State agreed to dismiss the case via plea agreement.

 

3-9-2021: Daniel Rothman’s client was charged with domestic assault causing injury in Polk County. Daniel pushed the issue employing an effective strategy. The prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case in its entirety. As the case was dismissed by the state the client will have no conviction and can even have the arrest and charge expunged off all public records.

 

3-3-2021: Daniel Rothman filed a motion to suppress challenging the police officer’s entry into the client’s garage to arrest him for an OWI. The prosecutor reviewed the matter and agreed without even contesting the matter that the entry was illegal and stipulated to the violation. The OWI charge was amend to a public intoxication and the DOT withdrew the matter completely from the client’s driving record.

 

1-18-2021: Nicholas Carda argued to prosecutors that his OWI client’s 804.20 rights were violated when he was restricted from seeing and talking to his family members after requests to Law Enforcement in Dallas County. The prosecutor consented to the suppression motion and the results of the Defendant’s breath tests were suppressed. Now the Defendant will qualify for a deferred judgment expungement and will avoid a conviction.

 

10-6-2020: Nicholas Carda’s client had his driver’s license revoked while he was in the hospital for several weeks. The Administrative Law Judge agreed with Nick’s arguments that the unique circumstances of this case warranted a reversal of the DOT’s decision to immediately revoke his license without giving the client an opportunity for a hearing. The revocation was set aside so that the client may be heard.

 

10-2-2020: Nicholas Carda’s client was charged with Child Endangerment in Poweshiek County. Nick worked diligently for the client on his case for over a year after the incident pointing out weaknesses , arguing facts and going through several hearings before the State finally agreed to dismiss the case. As the charge was dismissed, the client will be able to get it expunged from his public record.

 

9-16-2020: Daniel Rothman argued that his client’s rights were violated when police officers in Dallas county made an illegal traffic stop and seizure of the client. The Dallas county judge that heard the matter, agreed and suppressed all evidence obtained by the state. As a result, the client’s OWI and weapons charges were dismissed with prejudice. Also, the IDOT must now withdraw the OWI sanction from the client’s DOT record and reinstate his driving privileges in full

 

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