Criminal Defense

Whether you were charged with a simple misdemeanor or a serious felony, Branstad and Olson Law Office has experience, commitment, and compassion to protect your rights and fight for your liberty. We represented clients in hundreds of cases, including:

  • Assault and violent crimes
  • Burglary
  • Domestic Assault / Domestic Abuse
  • Drug offenses
  • Forgery
  • Fraud
  • Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) – DUI/DWI
  • Murder
  • Public Intoxication
  • Robbery
  • Sex Offenses including Sexual Assault
  • Speeding and other Traffic Tickets
  • Theft

Our clients consistently state our firm understands their matter, and that they feel important to our office, whether a traffic offense or a murder charge (see reviews).

Juvenile Law – Delinquency

If you are charged with a crime while under the age of eighteen in the state of Iowa, your case falls under the Juvenile Justice Code. Branstad and Olson Law Office can work with you and your family to address all issues.

Juvenile Law – Child in Need of Assistance (CINA) / DHS cases

When DHS and the juvenile courts are in your life, you need an attorney on your side.  Child In Need of Assistance cases are long and complicated. We offer attorneys to be at your side from meetings with DHS to court hearings to family team meetings. 

Appeals and Postconviction Relief (PCR)

If you disagree with the decision or verdict of the court, you may be able to appeal or request postconviction relief (PCR). Branstad and Olson Law successfully appealed numerous cases. Our focus on criminal law and appeals also aides in the analysis of postconviction cases.


NOTICE: There is a strict time limit for requesting an appeal and for requesting postconviction relief. Contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Administrative Law

Administrative agencies range from decisions of DHS to decisions of DOT.  Branstad and Olson Law Office can help you understand the unique rights and legal relationships with those agencies and how to challenge decisions.

Family Law / Divorce / Child Support / Child Custody

Whether you are thinking about divorce or are having a child custody or child support dispute, Branstad Olson Law can assist you.

Mental Health Law

Self-advocacy can be challenging when suffering a mental health condition. Whether you or a loved one needs legal guidance navigating issues such as commitment, treatment management, and rehabilitation, we can help you fight for your rights to treatment (or to avoid the imposition of treatment).