Cedar Rapids Criminal Law Firm

Aggressive Iowa Criminal Defense Attorney

Have you been accused of committing a crime? Don’t let the prosecution bully you around. Stand up for your rights, beginning by hiring a dedicated criminal defense lawyer who will represent you forcefully in the face of prosecution accusations. Zach Crowdes, Attorney at Law, serves Cedar Rapids clients in criminal cases, providing aggressive representation with proven results.

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I am devoted to protecting my clients’ freedom. I strongly challenge prosecution efforts to prove their case and do everything in my power to avoid conviction or reduce any sentence that might be imposed. I know that witnesses may lie on the stand, crime scenes can be tampered with, and police officers can make mistakes. I personally speak with witnesses to ensure that they are telling the whole truth. I examine the alleged crime scene thoroughly, searching for evidence that can help prove your innocence. I also pore over police records and bring in experts to challenge the prosecution’s theories.

Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you need a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact me today.

Protecting My Clients

I represent clients in the following criminal matters:

Operating While Intoxicated

Being charged with OWI in Iowa is a serious matter with serious consequences. If you are convicted, you will lose your authorization to drive, have to pay outrageous insurance premiums, and even spend time in jail. When your liberty is on the line, you need a serious attorney to aggressively defend you in court. I go the extra mile to ensure that you get the best possible result. My goal as your attorney is to ensure that the OWI has the smallest possible effect on your life.


If you have been charged with a felony, it is essential that you retain an experienced criminal defense attorney to zealously defend you in court. Felonies are the most serious crimes — such as murder, rape, armed robbery, credit card fraud and burglary. Felony convictions also have the most serious consequences. A person convicted of a felony is sentenced to serve at least one year in a state or federal prison, and may be committed for life. In addition, convicted felons are stripped of many of the rights guaranteed to American citizens, including the right to vote, the right to travel out of the country and the right to own a gun. Convicted felons also have to disclose their crimes on job applications and can be deported if they are not American citizens.

How your felony charge is defended can make the difference between life and death for you. I have experience handling felony charges and am committed to attaining the best possible outcome for you.


Misdemeanors are crimes such as possession of a controlled substance, assault, theft and trespassing that are punishable by less than two years in prison. Although misdemeanors are less serious than felonies, having a misdemeanor conviction on your criminal record can limit your employment options and can result in a jail sentence. Ensure that you receive a fair trial by letting me represent you.

Motor vehicle offenses

If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving with a suspended license or vehicular manslaughter, I can help your criminal defense. I also assist clients who need to get their drivers licenses restored or fight traffic tickets.

Drug crimes

Charges of trafficking, distributing or possession of illegal substances or drug paraphernalia can result in heavy fines and extended time in jail. You can rely on my knowledge of drug crimes and my history of successful results to help eliminate or minimize the charges against you.

Sealing and expungement of records

A criminal record can prevent you from pursuing higher education, securing your dream job or traveling abroad. I can help you eliminate past criminal charges from your record or get those records sealed so that you can move on with your life.

Don’t delay. Contact Zach Crowdes, Attorney at Law in Cedar Rapids today.

When your freedom is on the line, choose a criminal defense lawyer with the experience and dedication to make a difference. Call 319-366-4381 or contact me online to schedule your free initial consultation. With offices conveniently located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Zach Crowdes, Attorney at Law, stands ready to represent you in your criminal matter.