Zachary D. Crowdes | Attorney at Law

Cedar Rapids Attorney at Law

Criminal Defense | Family Law | Personal Injury

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May 2016 – Car Theft Dismissed

Delaware County AGCR011080

Attorney Zach Crowdes’s client was charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle without Owner’s Consent, an Aggravated Misdemeanor.  After thorough investigation of the allegations and negotiating with the prosecutor, all  charges were dismissed.


July 2016 Linn County FECR116691

Attorney Crowdes secured a plea deal wherein the Defendant entered a binding plea to a term of 5 years imprisonment, in exchange for dismissal of one count of Attempted Murder, one count of willful injury, and three counts of reckless use of a firearm.  If served consecutively, Defendant could have been facing up to 45 years in prison.

March 2016 – Theft in the Fourth Degree; Linn County SRCR115719

Charges Dismissed

Attorney Zach Crowdes successfully defended this criminal case where his client was accused of stealing merchandise from a retail store and charged with theft in the fourth degree. Through attorney Zach Crowdes defended these allegations after thorough investigation of the case and negotiations with the prosecuting attorney, all charges were dropped prior to trial.

Linn County FECR108591

Attorney Zachary Crowdes’s client was charged with Violation of Probation where his client was accused of violating his probation by using methamphetamine. After discussions with the Prosecutor the charges were dismissed.

June 2016 – Domestic Abuse Assault Causing Bodily Injury; Linn County SRCR116391

Not Guilty Verdict

Attorney Zachary Crowdes successfully defended this criminal case where his client was accused of pushing the alleged victim and, in a separate incident, choking the alleged victim. After a vigorously defended trial, the jury deliberated and acquitted Defendant – Defendant was found not guilty on all coutns. A judgment of acquittal was entered in favor of Defendant on each count and the case was discharged.

April 2015 – Driving while license under suspension, Linn County SRCR113041

Charges Dismissed

Attorney Zach Crowdes successfully defended this criminal case where his client was accused of operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license. Through attorney Zach Crowdes’s defense and investigation of the case and discussions with the prosecuting attorney, all charges were dropped prior to trial.

December 2015 – Domestic Abuse Assault; Johnson County SRCR109589

Charges Dismissed

Attorney Zach Crowdes successfully defended this criminal case wherein his client had been accused of shoving a victim down causing bruising on her upper arm and elbow and pain in her shoulder.  After claiming self defense, a thorough investigation of the allegations, and negotiating with the prosecutor the charges were dismissed prior to the Pretrial Conference.

February 2015 – Felony Theft Charges

Johnson County FECR102339

Multiple Felonies charged, tried to jury, jury returned verdict of not guilty.

Attorney Zachary D. Crowdes successfully defended this criminal case wherein his client had been accused of depositing forged checks into her account and fraudulently acquiring money from her bank. Client was criminal charged with Forgery and Theft in the Second Degree, both class “D” Felonies. Ms. Cheeks’ case went to trial to a jury with the State relying on photographic evidence and bank account records as evidence. Mr. Crowdes defended Ms. Cheeks based on her lack of involvement. After approximately 45 minutes of deliberation, the jury found Cheeks not guilty on both counts.


November 2015 – Reckless use of a Firearm

Johnson County FECR104750

Reckless Use of a Firearm with Serious Injury (Iowa Code 724.30(1)). Charges Dismissed.
Attorney Zachary D. Crowdes successfully defended this criminal case wherein his client had been accused of firing shots into an occupied apartment building and injuring a person inside the building.  A teenage female suffered permanent injury from the gunshot, causing her leg to be permanently paralyzed.  Mr. Rupp was originally held in custody on an unreasonably high bond; however, Attorney Zach Crowdes successfully had the bond greatly reduced and Mr. Rupp was released while the charges were pending.  Through attorney Zach Crowdes’s defense and investigation of the case and discussions with the prosecuting attorney, all charges were dropped prior to trial and Mr. Rupp was not convicted of any charges.

February 2014 – Possession of Controlled Substance, Keep of Permit use in Structure or Vehicle and Possession of Controlled Substance, Johnson County AGCR101752

Charges Dismissed

Attorney Zach Crowdes successfully defended this criminal case wherein his client had been accused of possession of a controlled substance and permitting use of possession of controlled substances in a structure, commonly known as “keeping a drug house.” After investigation of the allegations, Attorney Zach Crowdes secured dismissal of all counts and all charges were dropped prior to trial.

June 2014 – Domestic Abuse Assault, Johnson County SMSM097508

Charge dismissed

Attorney Zach Crowdes successfully defended this criminal case wherein his client had been accused of domestic abuse.  After gathering and reviewing all evidence, all charges were dismissed prior trial.

July 2014 – Theft in the 3rd Degree, Linn County AGCR106930

Charges dismissed

Attorney Zach Crowdes successfully defended this criminal case wherein his client had been accused of theft in the 3rd degree, an aggravated misdemeanor punishable by up to 2 years in prison.  Attorney Crowdes thoroughly reviewed the evidence and found it to be inconsistent with the allegations.  Through discussions with the prosecutor, the charges were dismissed prior to trial.

May 2013 – Count I: Possession of a Controlled Substance (Serious Misdemeanor) and Count II: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Simple Misdemeanor) Linn County SRCR102618

Attorney Zach Crowdes successfully defended these allegations.  Due to Attorney Zach Crowdes’s representation, the charges were dismissed prior to trial.

August 2013 – Count I: Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance Methamphetamine and Count II: Failure to Affix a Tax Stamp; Benton County FECR012399

Charges dismissed

Attorney Zach Crowdes successfully defended this criminal case after Methamphetamine was seized from the property during a search. After a thorough investigation Attorney Zach Crowdes had requested all items seized from the property along with any statements made by Defendant subsequent to the search be suppressed due to lack of probable cause necessary to support the issuance of a search warrant and absence of any exception to the warrant requirement that might otherwise support warrantless entry and search Defendant’s residence. A hearing was held in the matter and all charges were dismissed.

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