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Timothy McCarthy II & Aaron D. Hamrock

(515) 279-9700 1200 Valley West Dr.
West Des Moines, IA 50266
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West Des Moines Dui Lawyer

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West Des Moines DUI Lawyer

OWI Attorney Des Moines
McCarthy and Hamrock, P.C.

McCarthy and Hamrock

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515-279-9700

OWI Attorney Des Moines - McCarthy and Hamrock, P.C.

1200 Valley West Dr. Suite 400
West Des Moines, IA 50266
515-279-9700

Counties Served:

  • Dallas County, IA
  • Polk County, IA
  • Story County, IA

Practice Areas:

  • DUI/DWI
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law - State
  • Criminal Law - Federal
  • Appeals

Attorney Profile:

When it comes to criminal law cases, an experienced and effective criminal defense attorney can mean the difference between a prison sentence and reduced or dismissed charges.

If you have been accused or convicted of a crime, you need to obtain an attorney to ensure your rights are protected. You need and deserve an attorney who will look out for your best interest and who understands the affects a criminal charge can have on your personal, professional and financial life.

At McCarthy & Hamrock, P.C. you can expect the most competent, experienced and effective attorneys available. With over 35 years of combined experience, McCarthy & Hamrock, P.C. has earned that reputation.

If you have been charged with a crime, please contact us today at (888) 277-2024 for a free consultation. We will work tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome for your case and keep you well-informed every step of the way.

Timothy McCarthy II

Timothy McCarthy II has been an attorney for over 25 years, with a focus in criminal defense.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Federal Criminal Law
Admitted
  • 1983, Iowa
  • 1986, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa
  • 1987, U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit
  • 1996 U.S. Supreme Court/li>
Education
  • Drake University, J.D., 1983
  • Drake University, B.A., 1980
  • University of Kansas, 1976-1979
Member
  • Polk County, Iowa State and American Bar Associations
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Biography
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Former Faculty Member Drake University Law School Trial Advocacy Institute
  • Speaker at Criminal Law Seminars

Aaron Hamrock

Aaron Hamrock has been an attorney for over 14 years. He has focused primarily on criminal law but also handles personal injury cases.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Federal Criminal Law<
Admitted
  • 1995, Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and Iowa Supreme Court
  • 2000, U.S. Court of Appeals
  • Eighth Circuit
Education
  • Drake University, J.D., 1994
  • Central College, B.A., 1992
Member
  • Polk County and American (Member, Litigation Section) Bar Associations
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • National Association of Criminal Defense
  • Lawyers (NACDL)
    • Iowa State Bar Association
    • Iowa Association for Justice
    • National College for DUI Defense

Type of Cases Our Firm Handles

I handle many types of cases to bench and jury trials including DUI, Criminal and Traffic.

We Think You Should Hire Us If:

You want a lawyer who will personally handle your file and will be available for consultation afternoons, evenings and weekends. I will fairly evaluate your case and determine the most favorable course. I will not hesitate to go to trial on your case; that decision, however, will ultimately be yours.

Our Firm is Not Right For You If:

You are looking for a lawyer who will only tell you what you want to hear. I will work with you to honestly assess the facts of the case.

If You Want to Tell Our Law Firm About Your Situation You Should:

I personally communicate with you whenever possible. If I am in Court when you call, you can leave a message. I personally guarantee you will hear back from me in 24-hours, or less - most often, much less. My office phone is 515-279-9700.

The Typical Cost to Get Us To Start Working on Your Case is:

The cost varies depending on the allegation and facts of the case. A fee will be quoted at our initial consultation.

Our Clients Will Tell You That:

My level of experience, knowledge of the law, and personal familiarity with the judges, prosecutors, and system is a great advantage. In addition my personal and regular contact with clients, availability and involvement with every aspect of the case bring the most favorable results.

Our Philosophy On How We Approach Our Cases is:

Depending on the type of case I like to find out as much as I can about the facts of the case and talk to anyone who can help our defense. At that time we can discuss our options. The stronger our defense appears to the prosecutor, the better our chances are of getting a favorable result.

If You Want to Learn More About Our Firm You Should:

During our free initial consultation I will answer any questions. Please call 515-279-9700.

Overview

Do You Need a Lawyer?

Every state has some sort of "drunk driving" statute. The term "drunk driving" is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be "drunk" or "intoxicated" to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states). Some states call it DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), but it refers to the same offense. The consequences of differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by your age, blood alcohol limit (BAC), whether you have been arrested for in the past, and whether you caused injury or death during the .

A Lawyer can help...

Assess your legal situation

An experienced Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A lawyer mostly deals with matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.

Explain the consequences

The consequences of a vary greatly from state to state and a lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for , (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state's motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.

Manage the process

Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.

Represent you in court

An experienced Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.

Don't know if a Lawyer is right for you? Here are some general guidelines:

Definitely

Definitely hire a Lawyer if you already have several 's and receive another; or if your arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.

Probably

Seriously consider hiring a Lawyer if you've been arrested for a second (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.

Maybe

You might want to hire a Lawyer if you don't understand your rights or laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don't know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.

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