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Arrested? Don't speak until you speak to us first!

If you're in trouble with the law, devastating effects can take place - financially, emotionally, and reputationally. The very first thing you need to know are what all of your rights happen to be - the police are not going to inform you of them beyond the standard Miranda warning. At the Bandstra Law Firm in Des Moines, IA, we safeguard those rights - you MUST call us before you talk to the police if you've been arrested.

Scott and Katie have handled multiple criminal cases in the past. The list of accusations include:

What we cover

When police arrest or detain you

The police are not your "buddies". Make sure you know what your rights are and how to speak to the police the correct way.

You are ALWAYS innocent until proven guilty. Call us.

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  • False allegations

  • Crimes of violence – battery, confinement, robbery, and attempted murder

  • Crimes against property – trespassing, theft, forgery, fraud, arson, and burglary

  • Disorderly offenses – resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, and criminal recklessness

  • Drug offenses – possession or dealing of marijuana, cocaine, heroin, prescription pills, and methamphetamines

  • Sex offenses – rape, deviant conduct, sexual misconduct, sexual battery, molestation, and indecent exposure

  • OWI traffic violations

  • Harassment and restraining orders

  • Criminal appellate work – direct appeals, post-conviction release, and writs of habeas corpus

  • Homicide

  • Firearms offenses

  • Fraud and white collar crime

We have a "cheat sheet" for your reference. This is what to do if you or a loved one is questioned by a law enforcement agent. Stay calm and say only what is necessary. Click here to download the document.

"I was facing prison for a crime I did not commit. Scott and his staff were always kind to me and made me feel like my case was important to them. Scott spent a lot of time with me giving me the legal information I needed to make informed decisions about how I wanted to proceed with my case. Because I was innocent, I did not want to plead guilty as the prosecutors wanted. Scott prepared me to go to trial. He and his staff were there for my family and me throughout the trial. The best part was we did get a not guilty verdict and I have been able to go on with my life spending time with my family, working and going to school."

 

- West Des Moines client.  

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I was facing prison for a crime I did not commit. Scott and his staff were always kind to me and made me feel like my case was important to them. Scott spent a lot of time with me giving me the legal information I needed to make informed decisions about how I wanted to proceed with my case. Because I was innocent, I did not want to plead a guilty as the prosecutors wanted. Scott prepared me to go to trial. He and his staff were there for my family and me throughout the trial. The best part was we did get a not guilty verdict and I have been able to go on with my life spending time with my family, working and going to school.

 

- West Des Moines Client