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Criminal Defense Services in Dubuque, IA

At Pioneer Criminal Defense, we are here to provide the representation and the support you need when arrested and charged with a criminal offense in or around Dubuque. While no law firm can guarantee results, our attorney will always strive to help you reach your desired outcome when fighting criminal charges. We can help you understand how the laws impact your case and help you explore available options in attacking the government’s case levied against you.

Navigating the state and federal criminal justice systems can be difficult; you will need guidance every step of the way. We can provide that guidance and the advice you need when having to make hard decisions. Attorney Cory Thein brings extensive experience and skills to every client. Our firm focuses on creating aggressive legal strategies designed to put you in the most favorable position before prosecutors and in courtrooms. We know that what we do on your behalf can have a significant effect on how your case is ultimately resolved. That is why we put 100 percent effort into your defense.

Consequences of Criminal Charges

Whether you are facing domestic violence charges, drug charges, OWI/DUI, sex crime charges, theft crime charges, or some other misdemeanor or felony charge, your freedom and future may be in jeopardy. Your job or career may be on the line, your reputation compromised, and even your family may suffer social harm depending on the circumstances. The criminal penalties that can be imposed upon a conviction can land you in jail or prison, call for heavy fines and lengthy and restrictive probations, and other sanctions. A conviction will also give you a permanent criminal record that can limit your future ability to find work or housing or disqualify you for a professional licenses or access to higher education.

In any case, however, the prosecutor must prove each element of the crime as it is defined under law beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that those elements can be challenged with evidence from your side that will work in your favor. You will need a smart and experienced defender who knows how to investigate your charges, analyze evidence, uncover weaknesses in that evidence, and present it in a convincing manner to the prosecutor or in court.

Our firm will provide the assistance you need when deciding when to seek a plea deal or when to take your case to trial. Many factors will need to be considered. Positive results can range from a case dismissal to reduced charges, reduced sentencing, a diversion program, or an acquittal in court. We will ensure you have a realistic understanding of where you stand, your potential options, and our considered opinion about the best approach moving forward. In the end, as your Dubuque lawyer in criminal defense, we are always working to help you obtain an optimal outcome.

What Makes Our Firm Different? 

We Put 100 Percent Effort into Your Defense
  • OWI/DUI Experience

    OWI is a complex offense. Attorney Cory Thein has unprecedented expertise in this matter.

  • One-Time Flat Fee

    At Pioneer Criminal Defense, we offer clients a one-time $1,750 flat fee for OWIs and Certain Criminal Defense Cases. Call our firm today to learn more.

  • Aggressive Reputation

    At Pioneer Criminal Defense, we don’t back down from a challenge. We fight to ensure that the rights of our clients' are protected.

  • Great Reputation

    As a local Iowa native, Attorney Cory Thein was able to create great working relationships within the legal field.

  • Unparalleled Experience

    Attorney Cory Thein has 20 Years of experience. He has successfully handled thousands of cases and several jury trials.

  • Exceptional Service

    Committed to providing the utmost in service, advocating for our client’s rights, and achieving the best for each and every client.

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