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Our Des Moines Lawyers Represent People Facing Serious Felony Charges

Felonies and white collar offenses are serious crimes carrying particularly harsh penalties. In these types of cases, it is especially important to engage counsel who will conduct a thorough and independent investigation with close attention paid to each and every detail. If you are facing these charges, your attorney will need to access and utilize resources to mount a successful defense, including well-qualified and credentialed witnesses and experts.

Our firm has experience in private practice handling felony-level cases at the state and federal levels at all stages of your case – pre-arrest, investigation, and trial. At Spellman Law, P.C., we have the resources to defend you against felony crime charges.

Attention To Detail For A Vigorous Felony Defense

We have experience handling many types of felony-level offenses, including:

  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Domestic abuse-related offenses
  • Felony drug charges

“We have successfully and aggressively handled many felony trials in Polk County and the surrounding areas. One thing I have learned is that these cases are much more complicated than other criminal defense matters. Do not underestimate the importance of hiring the right lawyer for your criminal defense.” – Sean P. Spellman, founding attorney

When So Much Is At Stake, You Need Skilled Defense Counsel

We also have experience defending clients against white collar crime charges like:

  • Embezzlement
  • Fraud
  • Computer crimes
  • Identity theft
  • Internet crime charges

We know the importance of confidentiality when dealing with white collar crime charges. Your reputation could be ruined. We have experience handling these cases, and we will handle our work with the utmost respect for your confidentiality.

How Bail And Bonds Work In Iowa

Following an arrest on serious charges, if you do not want to stay in jail until your case is adjudicated, you might have to post bail. The judge can decide to set bail as a condition of your release. Bail is essentially cash you put up as a promise to show up to court when required. However, the level of bail set often is more than the average person can afford. Instead of putting up a cash bond (the entirety of the bail in cash), you can work with a bail bondsman to post a surety bond. You pay the bail bondsman a certain percentage of the total bail, usually around 10%, and the bail bonding company pays the rest. The company then keeps some or all of what you paid.

We can represent you at your first court appearance and argue to have the judge release you on your own recognizance – without having to pay bail – or at least on a reasonable bail amount. And we can help you arrange to pay bail so you can get out of jail as soon as possible.

We Will Work With You | Flexible Appointments And Hours In West Des Moines

We are available 24/7 and can work with you during evening and weekend hours. We also offer in-home consultations if needed. Call us at 515-222-4330 or inquire online to schedule a free initial consultation.

We represent clients throughout central Iowa. Our office is located in West Des Moines.