Ben Stone’s client faced up to seven years in prison under allegations of an attempted department store burglary and a third weed possession. After reviewing lots of video, Stone ultimately reached an agreement with the prosecutor that the client could have the two-year weed charge dismissed if he pled to the attempted felony burglary charge. The deal included that Stone could seek a deferred judgment on behalf of his client to avoid him becoming a felon for the rest of his life. At the contested sentencing, Stone and his client prevailed in convincing the judge a deferred judgment was fair and just. His client is therefore not a felon, and will never be if he is successful on probation. Call Mr. Stone at 515-284-5737. ... See MoreSee Less
Ben Stone represented a woman facing 35 years on Class B & C felony charges. She was alleged to have received a significant amount of money from an elderly man by fraudulent means. After analyzing the state’s evidence, Stone was ready to prepare for trial, but his client was willing to return all the funds if the charges could be reduced. While he was successful in convincing the prosecutor to let her plead to a Class D felony in exchange for full restitution, Stone was unable to convince the state to agree to a deferred judgment. At a contested sentencing hearing, his client received the deferred judgment anyway. Stone can be reached at 515-284-5737. ... See MoreSee Less
Alfredo Parrish recently represented a client charged with Attempted Murder. Attempted murder carries a penalty of 25 years with a mandatory minimum sentence of 17 years in prison without the benefit of parole or probation. After deposing the state’s witnesses, the prosecutor agreed to reduce the charges to two misdemeanors (one a simple misdemeanor) with a deferred judgment.
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The Iowa Association for Justice was at the Capitol last week in full force defending the new rules for criminal procedure regarding criminal defense subpoenas against HSB 528. Alfredo Parrish testified to the Senate subcommittee and shared powerful examples about why defense subpoenas are a necessary tool. ... See MoreSee Less
Ben Stone represented a man who was sentenced to a harsh sentence during COVID-19. After reviewing the file, he determined that the sentencing proceeding was conducted in violation of the Iowa rules of criminal procedure and the Iowa constitution. Ben secured a new sentencing proceeding wherein he negotiated a deal reducing his client’s mandatory eight year sentence by more than half, to just under three years.
If you or a loved one face criminal charges or want to challenge a conviction or sentence, call Ben at 515-284-5737. ... See MoreSee Less
The Parrish Kruidenier Law Firm seeks candidates for a legal assistant position. The focus of this position would be working with potential clients to understand the facts and circumstances of their cases. Both hours and pay are negotiable. Please call the office at 515-284-5737 for information on how to apply. We look forward to hearing from you, and would appreciate it if you would share this post. Thanks! ... See MoreSee Less