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Drug Crime Attorneys Protecting Your Future From Serious Charges

Serious drug crimes come with serious drug convictions, which can leave you with a lifetime of complications and regret after a conviction. Instead of making the mistake of hoping for a plea deal on your own or representing yourself in court, let an experienced and skilled criminal defense lawyer stand up for your rights.

At Johnston, Stannard, Klesner, Burbidge & Fitzgerald, P.L.C., our drug crime attorneys know the challenges and consequences of these cases and how to overcome them. We have been defending the rights and futures of clients throughout the Iowa City and Cedar Rapids areas for over 50 years, and we are ready to help you stand against even the most severe drug charges.

What Is At Stake In Your Case

From college students looking to cut loose at a party to those who are involved in more serious drugs, we have represented all types of clients. In our decades of defending those who come to us for help, we have taken drug cases involving drugs like:

  • Cocaine
  • PCP
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Fentanyl

Depending on the nature of your charges, like the quantity of a specific drug in your possession, you may be facing charges including intent to sell and felonies.

To help develop the strongest defense we can, we review all the unique details of our clients’ cases. In our work, we look into negotiating for reduced charges and sentencing, dismissing cases due to lack of evidence or police errors and developing defenses that can beat the charges in court. You can rest easy knowing that we are experienced and committed attorneys who are fighting for you.

Defending Your Student’s Future

A drug conviction can be especially devastating for college students. A conviction for selling drugs on campus, intent to sell or even possession charges can be enough to result in expulsion from the school. Even if expulsion does not occur, a conviction can keep a student from gaining future student loans, keeping them from earning a college education anyway. Our goal in these cases is to pursue the best results possible to protect a student’s degree and future.

Your Defense Starts Here

A conviction for a drug crime can cost you your education, career, relationship and/or future. Do not take chances with any of them by reaching out to an attorney you can depend on to fight for you. Call us at 319-359-6492 or email us here to schedule your initial consultation with a skilled lawyer today.

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).