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Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson

Practicing Criminal Defense, DUI/OWI, in Eastern Iowa
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • Iowa
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Biography

Mark Thompson practices criminal defense law in Iowa City and the surrounding areas in Eastern Iowa. He has been operating his own firm, practicing in criminal law, since 2005.

He has represented clients in over 2,000 criminal cases, with a majority of these cases being OWI / DUI.

Mark has also handled contract defense cases for the Iowa State Public Defender, served as defense counsel for the Johnson County Drug Treatment Court, and served as a Judicial Magistrate.

Now he focuses solely on his private criminal law practice.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Theft
DUI & DWI
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Most cases are taken on flat fee basis.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Iowa
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Magistrate Judge
Iowa Judicial Branch
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Mark previously worked as a Judicial Magistrate in Johnson County, Iowa. He reviewed thousands of criminal cases, and presided over hundreds of criminal trials.
Member
Dean Mason Ladd American Inn of Court
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The Inn of Court is a fraternal organization for practicing lawyers and judges, fostering the legal community and continuing legal education.
Defense Counsel
Johnson County Drug Treatment Court
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Mark served as the defense attorney for the Johnson County Drug Treatment Court for over 8 years. This program helps high-risk defendants with drug or alcohol-related criminal charges successfully complete probation, avoid prison.
Treasurer/Secretary
Dean Mason Ladd American Inn of Court
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Education
University of Iowa
J.D. | Law
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Luther College
B.A. | Computer Science
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Awards
Client Champion Gold
Martindale Nolo
Professional Associations
Iowa State Bar
Member
- Current
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Dean Mason Ladd American Inn of Court
Barrister Member
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Speaking Engagements
Presenter, Crisis Intervention Training for Law Enforcement, Iowa City, IA
Johnson County Sheriff’s Office
Websites & Blogs
Website
Thompson Law Office
Website
Notable Cases
Blog
Client Testimonials
Blog
Lawyer Bio
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. I really need help earase my past. I made mistakes 10 yrs ago for theft. can someone help
A: Under Iowa law, the only way to expunge an old theft conviction is if you had received a deferred judgment at the time of the original sentence. Otherwise there is nothing that can be done.
Q. Can i be charged with possession of controlled substance that was found during search warrant when it was not listed on
A: Yes. If police arrive with a valid warrant, and find evidence of an unexpected crime, that evidence can be used against you.
Q. If one accepts a plea at a pretrial conference when does the sentence begin?
A: Once the judge signs the judgment order. For misdemeanors, this often occurs on paper as long as you waived a sentencing hearing. For felonies a separate sentencing hearing is often required to be held. If you do not receive anything from your attorney or the court within a few days, make sure to contact the clerk of court.
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Contact & Map
308 E Burlington St #147
Iowa City, IA 52240
Telephone: (319) 820-0444
Monday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed