If you are charged with crime, a Defense Attorney from Anderson & Taylor, PLLC can fight for your rights to ensure you get the best outcome in your case. Our lawyers can push back against accusations, utilizing their skill and experience in the courtroom to defend against these charges. Anderson & Taylor also utilize skilled professionals in investigation and expert testimony. We represent those accused in Des Moines, Polk County, Marion County, Dallas County, Warren County, Story County, Madison County, and throughout the State of Iowa.
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IOWA'S PREMIER CRIMINAL DEFENSE TEAM

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We fight for Iowans accused of crimes throughout the State

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ANDERSON & TAYLOR, Iowa Defense Attorneys

If you are charged with crime, a criminal defense lawyer from Anderson & Taylor, PLLC can fight for your rights to ensure you get the best outcome in your case. Our lawyers can push back against accusations, utilizing their skill and experience in the courtroom to defend against these charges. Anderson & Taylor also utilize skilled professionals in investigation and expert testimony. We represent those accused in Des Moines, Polk County, Marion County, Dallas County, Warren County, Story County, Madison County, and throughout the State of Iowa.

NEWS FEED

DISMISSAL: Charges of Assault on a Peace Officer and Interference with Official Acts with Injury

01/16/2018 – Charges of Assault on a Peace Officer and Interference with Official Acts with Injury were dismissed after Lucas Taylor negotiated a plea deal that allowed his client to attend substance abuse treatment in exchange for a complete dismissal of charges.

DISMISSAL: Possession of Marijuana, with Intent to Deliver

12/21/2017 – Lucas Taylor secured a dismissal of Possession of Marijuana, with Intent to Deliver.  Mr. Taylor’s client was facing 15 years as it was Class D Felony with a Habitual Offender Enhancement.  Mr. Taylor filed a Motion to Suppress, and after the first day of the hearing, prosecution seen the writing on the wall…

ACQUITTAL: Public Intoxication

12/20/2017 – Lucas Taylor secured an acquittal after a bench trial.  Mr. Taylor’s client was charged with Public Intoxication.  Mr. Taylor’s client was found not guilty of all charges.

NOT GUILTY: Two counts of Robbery in the 1st Degree

12/15/2017 – Lucas Taylor’s client was found not guilty of two counts of Robbery in the 1st Degree after a jury trial.  Mr. Taylor’s client was facing 50 years in prison and was found not guilty of all charges.

PLEA: Assault with Intent to Inflict Serious Injury

12/6/2017 -Lucas Taylor negotiated a plea of harassment 3rd degree and a $65.00 fine after client was charged with Assault with Intent to Inflict Serious Injury.

DISMISSAL: Charges of Animal Abuse

07/07/2017.  Charges of Animal Abuse were dismissed by the prosecution after Lucas Taylor investigated to provide to the prosecutor numerous statements indicating client’s innocence.

DISMISSAL: Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card

07/25/2017.  Lucas Taylor made one phone call to a prosecutor regarding the absurdity of Unauthorized Use of a Credit Card charge

DISMISSAL: Charges of Domestic Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

03/14/2017 – Charges of Domestic Assault with a Dangerous Weapon were dismissed against Lucas Taylor’s client after Mr. Taylor argument that the State lacked the evidence to move forward with the case.

DISMISSAL: Assault with Intent to Inflict Serious Injury

02/18/2014 – The State agreed to dismiss the client’s charge of Assault with Intent to Inflict Serious Injury after Mr. Taylor persuaded the prosecutor that they lacked the evidence to move forward with the case.

DISMISSAL: Theft in the 3rd Degree

10/22/2014 – The State agreed to dismiss the client’s charge of Theft in the 3rd Degree after Mr. Taylor persuaded the prosecutor that they lacked the evidence to move forward with the case.

NOT GUILTY: Operating without Owner’s Consent

02/03/2016 – Lucas Taylor secured a not guilty verdict for his client after a jury trial on charges of Operating without Owner’s Consent

DISMISSAL: Possession of Controlled Substance

9/28/17 – Karmen Anderson argued successfully a suppression issue resulting in Dismissal of Possession of Controlled Substance with Habitual Offender Enhancements and Driving While Barred FECR306411

DISMISSAL: Theft in the Second Degree

1/18/18  – Karmen Anderson secured a Dismissal of Theft in the Second Degree FECR309047

DISMISSAL: Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree

5/18/17 – Karmen Anderson secured a Dismissal of Criminal Mischief in the Fourth Degree. The state later tried to charge the client with trespass. The client was acquitted at trial by Ms. Anderson.

DISMISSAL: Forgery

1/7/17 – Karmen Anderson secured a Dismissal of Forgery; Conspiracy to Commit a Non-forcible Felony; Solicitation to Commit a Felony

DISMISSAL: Theft of a Lottery Ticket

11/16/17– Karmen Anderson secured a Dismissal of Theft of a Lottery Ticket pre-indictment

DISMISSAL: Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

1/10/18 – Karmen Anderson secured a Dismissal of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon due to the State’s violation of speedy trial

DISMISSAL: Domestic Abuse Third Offense

11/15/17 – Karmen Anderson secured a Dismissal of Domestic Abuse Third Offense due by successfully arguing the State violated speedy trial when the client was in warrant status

DISMISSAL: Possession with Intent to Deliver (A Class C Felony)

5/29/15 – Karmen Anderson secured a Dismissal of Possession with Intent to Deliver (A Class C Felony), Second or Subsequent Offender; Possession and Control over a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (A class D Felony); Carrying Weapons (An Aggravated Misdemeanor).

DISMISSAL: Theft Fourth

12/29/17 – Karmen Anderson secured a Dismissal of Theft Fourth by asserting an alibi defense on behalf of client

DISMISSAL: Domestic Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

12/14/17 – Karmen Anderson secured a Dismissal of Domestic Assault with a Dangerous Weapon; Harassment in the First Degree

DISMISSAL: Domestic Abuse Impeding Airway

6/19/15 – Karmen Anderson Secured a Dismissal of Domestic Abuse Impeding Airway

DISMISSAL: Domestic Abuse Causing Injury

10/29/14 – Karmen Anderson secured a Dismissal of Domestic Abuse Causing Injury

DISMISSAL: Possession of a Controlled Substance

1/10/18 – Karmen Anderson secured a Dismissal of Possession of a Controlled Substance

ACQUITTAL: Trespass

11/2/17 – Karmen Anderson secured an Acquittal by the jury to trespass

ACQUITTAL: Theft

8/15/16 – Karmen Anderson secured an Acquittal during a bench trial to theft

REVERSAL ON APPEAL: Juvenile Case

15-0187 Karmen Anderson secured a Reversal on Appeal in a juvenile case

REVERSAL ON APPEAL: Criminal Conviction

16-1541 Karmen Anderson secured a Reversal on Appeal in a criminal conviction

REVERSAL ON APPEAL: Mothers Rights

17-0237 Karmen Anderson secured a Reversal on Appeal in a case terminating a mothers rights.

REVERSAL ON APPEAL: Mothers Rights

16-1856 Karmen Anderson secured a Reversal on Appeal in a case terminating a mothers rights.

DEFENDED APPEAL: Trial Civil Case

14-1293 Karmen Anderson won at the trial level in a civil case.  The other party appealed.  Karmen defended successfully against the Appeal.