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Iowa City Attorneys Defending University And College Students Charged With Crimes

If you – a college student – or your son or daughter who is a student at the University of Iowa (UI), Kirkwood Community College (KCC) or another college in the Iowa City area has been charged with a crime, rest assured that reliable help is available right here in Iowa City. You do not have to turn to a law firm in Des Moines or elsewhere for the sophisticated representation that you need at this critical time.

Since 1968, Johnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald, P.L.C., has established a strong reputation among the UI community as well as the student bodies at KCC and other institutions of higher learning in the region. Even after graduation, many alumni have discovered that our firm is well-suited to serve as a trustworthy legal resource for life.

Our Attorneys Come To The Aid Of College Students Who Have Been Accused Of Various Offenses

Skilled litigators at our firm provide customized criminal defense for college students accused of crimes such as:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI)
  • Drug crimes
  • Assault
  • Sex crimes

Potential clients who inquire with our lawyers are often parents from out of state and statewide in Iowa whose children are college students in Iowa City or nearby. Sometimes those accused of crimes are student-athletes and collegiate leaders who have much to lose with a conviction. We fully understand how a criminal record can jeopardize a student’s academic status and future prospects. Our defense strategies are aggressive and personalized.

What Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Have To Offer The University And College Communities

We are known as knowledgeable, caring and professional. We offer tangible solutions for students facing common life challenges such as false accusations of sexual assault. Our solid credentials and extensive experience are reasons to take advantage of our free initial consultations. We will represent you in any court as well as before university administrators when advocacy of this type is necessary.

To schedule your initial meeting with one of our defense lawyers who serve college students and others in town, call 319-379-2928 or send an email inquiry.

Notable Cases

Cedar County AGCR024516 — PLEA OFFER ACCEPTED — Attorney Shawn Fitzgerald’s client was accused of the crime of Operating a Motor Vehicle While License is Barred as a Habitual Offender §321.560/ §321.561/ §321.555 /§321.556 (An Aggravated Misdemeanor), as well as Failure to Use Child Restraint Devise §321.446 (A Scheduled Violation). Attorney Shawn Fitzgerald was able to secure a plea offer satisfactory to both client and state.

Notable Cases

Muscatine County AGCR057733 — PLEA ACCEPTED, CHARGE REDUCED — Attorney Shawn Fitzgerald’s client was accused of Domestic Abuse Assault §708.2A(2)(b) (A Serious Misdemeanor). An initial plea offer stated the client would have to plead guilty as charged, attorney Shawn Fitzgerald worked for a better offer for his client. The client was able to plead guilty to an amended lesser charge of Disorderly Conduct §723.4(2) (A Simple Misdemeanor).