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Stowers & Nelsen, PLC - Defending Criminal Cases in the Federal and State Courts of Iowa.

Iowa’s Experienced & Trusted Law Firm

Your Best Defense

Stowers & Nelsen is primarily a criminal defense law firm. We defend all criminal cases from traffic tickets to major felonies. We work hard to provide you with your best defense. 

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State Criminal Matters

Whether your case is in Des Moines, Sioux City, Dubuque, Davenport, Council Bluffs or any of Iowa's 99 counties, we will work your case. Our experienced attorneys handle criminal defense cases from trial to appeal. 

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Experienced Law Firm

Attorneys Dean Stowers and James Nelsen, as well as their team, have successfully defended thousands of criminal cases over the last four decades. Whether it is in the Iowa's Trial Courts, the Iowa Court of Appeals, the Iowa Supreme Court or Iowa's Federal Courts, we have the experience to defend your case.

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Federal Criminal Defense

We handle federal criminal cases in both the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa. Federal Criminal defense requires specialized knowledge of the federal sentencing guidelines and the particular workings of federal court. Dean A. Stowers and James Nelsen have over 40 years of experience handling federal criminal cases.

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Illegal search by police uncovered by Stowers & Nelsen | Case Dismissed

Stowers & Nelsen has again obtained a complete dismissal of criminal drug charges after uncovering an illegal search ...
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Eyewitness Misidentification

For centuries, prosecutors have been using eyewitnesses’ identifications in criminal trials. At the same time, eyewitnesses’ identifications are ...
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Judge throws out felony drug case after client retains Stowers & Nelsen

Felony Marijuana Distribution Charges Dean Stowers and Peter Ickes successfully argued a motion to suppress evidence obtained during ...
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How to modify a no contact order

Iowa no contact orders Modifying a no contact order can be complicated business. There are several types of no contact ...
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Traffic Tickets for CDL Drivers

A CDL Traffic Ticket You have a CDL (commercial driver's license) and just got pulled over by a ...
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Dean Stowers: 15 years as Martindale AV Preeminent Attorney

Dean Stowers has received numerous accolades for his legal work over the years, including a rating as a ...
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