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Experienced lawyers
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Des Moines just
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Your Best Defense

Experienced lawyers helping people in Des Moines just like you.

Photo of Dean Stowers and James Nelsen

Federal Criminal Defense

Federal sentencing guidelines are strict. If you or a loved one is facing federal charges, you can take an immediate step toward protecting your rights and minimizing the impact of a conviction by contacting an experienced lawyer.

An experienced advocate on your side can inform you of your rights in the face of a criminal matter such as a drug arrest or charges alleging bank robbery, fraud, immigration-related crime, Internet crime or other offenses. If a drug bust in the making or a white collar crime investigation is underway but you have not yet been charged or arrested, this is an ideal time to bring in legal counsel.

Stowers & Nelsen often takes on federal crime cases with complexities such as interstate drug trafficking, conspiracy and weapons charges. With years of experience and diverse backgrounds, our lawyers are prepared to mount a formidable defense while protecting your constitutional rights during an investigation or after an arrest on federal criminal charges. If your case goes to trial and the outcome is flawed in some way, we can take your case to federal appeals court as needed.

An Experienced Defense Attorney Fighting For You

Early in his career in law, attorney Dean Stowers gained valuable experience with the United States Sentencing Commission. His close familiarity with the federal sentencing process has directly benefited many clients of Stowers & Nelsen. Defense lawyer James Nelsen has tried complex drug conspiracy cases and other criminal matters at the federal level.

Today’s criminal justice horizons include alleged offenses that were unknown in the late 1980s when he began his legal career. Internet crimes, including online child pornography activities, online fraud and Internet-based identity theft, may have changed the subject matter of many courtrooms, but the rules and procedures associated with federal sentencing apply across the board. Our federal crime-related knowledge and skills are fully relevant and applicable in cyber-based cases just as in any other criminal matter.

Contact Our Des Moines Federal Criminal Defense Law Firm For Advice And Advocacy

Our client base tends to be largely in and near Des Moines, Sioux City, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs and Davenport. Many have been charged with federal crimes such as federal drug crimes, gun crimes and immigration offenses. Whatever your charges, our lawyers can keep you informed of your rights while preparing compelling defenses on your behalf. Call Stowers & Nelsen today at 800-320-7288 or contact the firm to schedule a consultation with a skilled criminal defense attorney.

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