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Criminal Cases We Handle
Over the years, our firm has successfully represented thousands of iowans facing tough legal problems, including people who have been arrested. Choose a category to learn more about each area of law below.
Our Legal Team
The legal team at McCarthy & Hamrock, P.C. is comprised of veteran trial attorneys, talented paralegals, compassionate advocates and dedicated problem solvers. Our firm will work tirelessly to resolve legal problems by achieving the most favorable outcome possible for each of our clients.
Working Together To Protect
The Iowa judicial system is incredibly complicated and constantly changing over time. That is why it's imperative your criminal defense or personal injury attorney has a knowledgeable legal team behind them at all times to assist with their cases. At McCarthy & Hamrock, P.C., we have recruited the best and brightest individuals to join our firm. Both our criminal defense and personal injury attorneys have over 40 years of collective experience representing people's interests or defending their freedoms. Those years and years of practice in the courtroom give our attorneys an advantage over the prosecution or responding party. They can apply that wealth of knowledge to your situation and thereby ensure you obtain the best possible result for your case. Additionally, the legal team who assists our attorneys play an integral role in building formidable defenses for clients. Their office management, research, and people skills keep our attorneys organized and thoroughly prepared for each and every case. Whether it be to protect your rights or to help you receive the compensation you deserve, you can count on the team at McCarthy & Hamrock, P.C. to provide aggressive and skilled representation for your case.
The consequences are dire for any criminal offense you might face in Des Moines-area courts. There’s the possibility of losing your liberty to prison time. You may have steep fines levied against you. You will also have a criminal record that could hurt your chances of getting your dream job, going to the college of your choice, obtaining the loan you need to buy a house or rent an apartment that you like.
You don’t have to accept these consequences. You have a right to an attorney. Your lawyer can challenge the prosecutor’s evidence and advocate for you, seeking to have your charges reduced or dismissed or convincing the jury that there is reasonable doubt and they must acquit.
Des Moines Criminal Defense Law Firm
At McCarthy & Hamrock, P.C., our Des Moines criminal defense attorneys have more than four decades of experience representing those accused of crimes in Central Iowa. That is an experience we will put to work for you, fighting the charges and seeking the best possible result. We will seek to have illegally obtained evidence suppressed, which may lead to your charges being reduced or dropped altogether. We will point out the holes in the case against you to the jury, seeking an acquittal. Call us today at (515) 279-9700 to set up a free consultation.
We represent clients throughout the Des Moines area, including in Urbandale, Ankeny, Johnston, and throughout Polk and Dallas Counties, and the state of Iowa. We are based in West Des Moines.
Areas of Defense
Most criminal charges are under Iowa law, and go through the Iowa criminal process. You will face charges in an Iowa state court, and may face time in a state-run prison.
Some charges, however, are under federal law. Federal charges will be heard in the federal court, likely the one in Des Moines. Your attorney must be licensed to practice in the particular federal court. Both our attorneys at McCarthy & Hamrock, P.C. are licensed in both federal districts in Iowa.
The attorneys at McCarthy & Hamrock, P.C. can help you with the following charges or legal processes:
- Drunk Driving/OWI
- Violent Crime
- Drug Offenses
- Marijuana Charges
- Firearms/Weapons Offenses
- Domestic Violence
- Sex Crimes
- Theft/Property Offenses
- Financial Crimes
- Serious Traffic Offenses
- Probation Violations
- Interference with Jailers
- Parole Violations
- Juvenile Offenses
For any charges, you can be represented by your attorney. Your attorney will fight for your best interests, as well as advise you on the many decisions you will face.