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Criminal Defense Lawyers in West Des Moines, Iowa

At the law office of Coppola, McConville, Coppola, Hockenberg & Scalise, P.C., our lawyers have been handling felony and misdemeanor criminal defense matters for clients throughout the state of Iowa for more than four decades. We are solutions-oriented, practical, and resourceful defense lawyers who know how to fight for your rights and make the law work for you, whether through skilled negotiation or aggressive and persuasive trial work.


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You Have the Right to Remain Silent

In any criminal matter, including a white collar criminal investigation, it is important that you have representation as soon as you know that you are under investigation. The police and detectives are focused on making you admit guilt, even when you are not guilty. They are professionals trained at the securing of statements favorable to their investigation. You need to remember you have the right to remain silent and that it will not be held against you if you do so.


Skilled in Analyzing and Preparing Strategic Defenses

Our criminal defense lawyers are skilled investigators who will thoroughly research and analyze your case, and address and deal with any legal obstacles, no matter how complex, as we build a sound, well-prepared, strategic case in your defense.


Speak to Your Attorney First

If you have been arrested on drug charges, assault, OWI, embezzlement, money laundering, wire fraud, RICO, consumer fraud, including securities and insurance fraud or any other charge, you have the right to speak to your attorney. Exercise that right for your own best interest especially if you believe yourself to be innocent of any wrongdoing.


Once one of our law firm's criminal defense lawyers are involved, we will begin aggressive and knowledgeable protection of your interests in the face of an overwhelming criminal justice system.


Put a Firm with a Former Attorney General to Work for You.

One of our attorneys is a former state attorney general. Another is an AV-rated* peer-review rated pre-eminent lawyer. Your job is to call us. Put us to work defending you against criminal charges while you focus on stabilizing your life. We are aware that the legal process can be confusing and complex. We will be there every step of the way to help you understand the process, what to expect and what we believe is a workable, viable solution for you that will protect your rights and preserve your freedom.


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*Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.