David A. Cmelik Law PLC is an Iowa law firm limited exclusively to criminal law. The firm principal, attorney David A. Cmelik, has completed over 4,250 cases, with experience ranging from simple misdemeanor assault to double homicide. He has obtained jury acquittals in OWI, vehicular homicide, and assault with a dangerous weapon. He has obtained judgments of acquittal in possession with intent to deliver and delivery of a controlled substance. Moreover, he has additional experience trying armed bank robbery, sex abuse, and manufacturing cases. He has resolved cases ranging from domestic assault to attempted murder.


When you make that call, the law firm's namesake will not be writing a will, fighting with a divorce lawyer over a client's child custody, or drafting a real estate agreement. This is what we do. This is all we do Why we do it? We believe that criminal law is the last best defense against the erosion of civil liberties and the incursion of police abuses. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a crime in the State of Iowa, contact David A. Cmelik Law PLC today. 

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Let us help you chart your course back to life before OWI.


An arrest for drunk driving or other Iowa criminal offense is a time of crisis. The jail won't even let a drunk driving suspect out for five hours and even then a suspect must blow .05 grams per 210 L breath to secure release. Then there's a City of Cedar Rapids civil penalty for releasing the car and the towing company will need its due. After that, it's time for an initial appearance, a substance abuse evaluation, and a huddle with an attorney on next steps. Contact David A. Cmelik Law PLC at 319-389-1889

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