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Murray W. Bell, P.C.
Murray Bell

601 Brady Street, Suite 311
Davenport IA 52803
(563) 326-4095

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Murray W. Bell, P.C.

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Murray W. Bell J.D.

Attorney at law

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense(70%); Juvenile Dilinquency Law(20%);


Admitted 1988, Iowa; 1989, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa; 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1992, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa; 1993, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Law School
University of Iowa, J.D.
Member
Iowa Bar Association; Nation Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Biography
Member, Dillion Inn of Court.
Born

Ogden, Utah, December 13, 1949

My Websit:   murraybellpc.com

The office of Murray W. Bell, P.C. practices law in  the cities of Davenport, Muscatine, Tipton, Clinton, and Maquoketa, Iowa (including all of Scott, Muscatine, Cedar, Jackson and Clinton Counties) as well as other contiguous cities and counties (Dubuque, Linn and Johnson Counties).

Having practiced law in the Davenport, Iowa area and the above listed counties since 1988, Murray and his staff are dedicated to helping clients with their legal matters.  Murray's firm practices primarily in:

    Criminal Defense

    Juvenile Delinquency Law


Please contact Murray's law firm with questions about your legal issue. Provide as much information as possible regarding your inquiry. While this contact does not serve to establish an attorney/client relationship, it will allow our legal team to begin an assessment of your case.

Call : 563-326-4095

 
 
Firm Profile

Case Wins

Scott County, Iowa Trials:

State v. Brown, No. FECR 192755; Homicide by Vehicle 
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY

State v. Barnes, No. FECR 212146; Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack & Iowa Drug Tax Stamp
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY

State v. Hernandez, No. FECR 223794; 2 Counts of Attempt to Commit Murder and Felony Eluding
Jury Verdict:  NOT GUILTY on 2 Counts of Attempt to Commit Murder, Guilty of Felony Eluding

State v. Hernandez, No. FECR 243495; Burglary in the 2nd Degree & Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree
Jury Verdict: Simple Trespass and Simple Assault

State v. Fuller, No. FECR 262359; Threat of Arson    
Bench Trial: Verdict, NOT GUILTY

State v. Malone, No. FECR 279022; Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY

State v. Flockhart, No. FECR 280513; Homicide by Vehicle while under the
Influence of Alcohol.
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY

State v. Simmons, No. FECR 284063; Child Endangerment with Serious Injruy
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY

State v. Gatlin, No. FECR 289281; Willful Injury with Bodily Injury
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY

State v. Thomas, No. FECR 293097; Kidnaping 2nd Degree & Domestic Abuse With a Dangerous Weapon
Jury Verdict: False Imprisonment and Simple Domestic Abuse

State v. Privett, No FECR 293870; Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree
Jury Hung: State Dismissed charges with no retrial

State v. Maid, No. FECR 306570; Robbery 2nd Degree
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY

State v. Carroll, No. SRCR 307780; Assault with Injury
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY

State v. Sountris, No. AGCR 308325; Operating while under the influence of Alcohol and Child Endangerment
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY on OWI and hung jury on Child Endangerment. State dismissed Child Endangerment without retrial

State v. Arguello, No. OWCR 307 901; Operating while under the influence of Alcohol & Driving while Barred
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY on the OWI and Guilty on Driving while Barred


Other Trials:

State of Iowa v. Ellis, Clinton County, Iowa No. FECR 022929; Attempt to Commit Murder and Willful Injury 
Jury Verdict: Assault with intent to cause Serious Injury and Willful Injury.

United State v. Duran, Southern District of Iowa case No. 3:01-cr-0057; Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine.
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY on both Counts

State v. Bell, Johnson County, Iowa No. FECR Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
Directed Verdict of Acquittal


Pre-trial Wins:

State v. Bell, No. SRCR 259534; Possession of Marijuana        
Dismissed by State after successful Motion to Suppress Results of Warrentless Search

State v. Coppage, No. FECR 270113; Possession with Intent to Deliver and Drug Tax Stamp Violation
Dismissed by State after successful Motion to Suppress Results of Warrantless Search

State v. Lawrence, No. FECR 270219; 2 Counts of Robbery 1st Degree
State Dismissed on morning of trial

State v. Simmons, No. AGCR 288816; Witness Tampering and Harassment
State Dismissed before trial

State v. Pruger, No. FECR 302428; Willful Injury with Bodily Injury
State Dismissed before trial

State v. Johnson, No. FECR 305698; Sexual Exploitation of a Child
State dismissed before trial

State v. Wiggins, No. FECR 311578; Possession with Intent to Deliver and Drug Tax Stamp Violation
State dismissed before trial

State v. Doerrfeld, No. FECR 299405; Theft in the First Degree
Court dismissed based upon pre-trial motion to dismiss


Appeals:

In the Interest of E.A., 552 N.W. 135 (Iowa 1996)
Reversing Ruling of District Court and remanding for trial

Gartin v. Taylor, 557 N.W. 2d 410 (Iowa 1998)
Favorable ruling from District Court, Respondent appealed, Supreme Court Affirmed Ruling of District Court

State v. Brown, 666 N.W.2d 619 (Iowa App. 2003).  
Reversed conviction and Remanded for new trial

State v. Bolsinger, 706 N.W. 560 (Iowa 2006) 
Reversed conviction on 3 counts of sexual abuse 3rd degree, over ruling State v. Vander Esch 662 N.W.2d 689, (Iowa App. 2002)

Specialties

Murry Bell, P.C practice primarily in Criminal Defence and Juvenile Delinquency Defense.

Please Call: 563-326-4095

Attorneys


Private Practice Lawyer
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense(70%); Juvenile Law(20%); Child Custody(10%)
Admitted: 1988, Iowa; 1989, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa; 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1992, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1993, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Law School: University of Iowa, J.D.
 

Murray W. Bell J.D.

Attorney at law
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Practice Areas

Criminal Defense(70%); Juvenile Law(20%); Child Custody(10%)



Admitted 1988, Iowa; 1989, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa; 1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1992, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1993, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Law School University of Iowa, J.D.
Member Iowa Bar Association; Nation Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Biography Member, Dillion Inn of Court.
Born

Ogden, Utah, December 13, 1949

 

Please Call: 563-326-4095

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

 
Juvenile Law and Child Custody

 
Please Call: 563-326-4095

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Phone: 563-326-4095 Fax: 563-323-9309

601 Brady Street, Suite 311 Davenport, IA 52803 (Scott Co.)View Map
 
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Reported Cases

Reported Cases

Scott County, Iowa Trials:

State v. Tolbert,
No. 153530-01, Delivery of Crack Cocaine to an Undercover Officer
Jury Verdict: Not Guilty

State v. Brown, No. FECR 192755; Homicide by Vehicle
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY

State v. Barnes, No. FECR 212146; Possession with Intent to Deliver Crack & Iowa Drug Tax Stamp
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY

State v. Hernandez, No. FECR 223794; 2 Counts of Attempt to Commit Murder and Felony Eluding
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY on 2 Counts of Attempt to Commit Murder, Guilty of Felony Eluding

State v. Hernandez, No. FECR 243495; Burglary in the 2nd Degree & Sexual Abuse in the 3rd Degree
Jury Verdict: Simple Trespass and Simple Assault

State v. Fuller, No. FECR 262359; Threat of Arson
Bench Trial: Verdict, NOT GUILTY

State v. Malone, No. FECR 279022; Sexual Abuse in the 2nd Degree
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY

State v. Flockhart, No. FECR 280513; Homicide by Vehicle while under the Influence of Alcohol.
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY

State v. Simmons, No. FECR 284063; Child Endangerment with Serious Injruy
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY

State v. Gatlin, No. FECR 289281; Willful Injury with Bodily Injury
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY

State v. Thomas, No. FECR 293097; Kidnaping 2nd Degree & Domestic Abuse With a Dangerous Weapon
Jury Verdict: False Imprisonment and Simple Domestic Abuse

State v. Privett, No FECR 293870; Sexual Abuse 3rd Degree
Jury Hung: State Dismissed charges with no retrial

State v. Maid, No. FECR 306570; Robbery 2nd Degree
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY

State v. Carroll, No. SRCR 307780; Assault with Injury
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY

State v. Sountris, No. AGCR 308325; Operating while under the influence of Alcohol and Child Endangerment
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY on OWI and hung jury on Child Endangerment. State dismissed Child Endangerment without retrial

State v. Arguello, No. OWCR 307 901; Operating while under the influence of Alcohol & Driving while Barred
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY on the OWI and Guilty on Driving while Barred

State v. Ralston, No. OWCR 313690; Operating while under the influence of Alcohol & Striking an unattended vehicle.
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY on both charges.

STATE V. RAYA,  No. AGCR 321501; three counts of Indecent Contact with a Child.        
One Count dismissed the morning of trial.                                                                           
Jury Verdict on two remaining counts:  NOT GUILTY

Other Trials:

State of Iowa v. Ellis, Clinton County, Iowa No. FECR 022929; Attempt to Commit Murder and Willful Injury
Jury Verdict: Assault with intent to cause Serious Injury and Willful Injury.

United States v. Duran, Southern District of Iowa case No. 3:01-cr-0057; Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine.
Jury Verdict: NOT GUILTY on both Counts

State v. Bell, Johnson County, Iowa No. FECR Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine
Judge ordered Directed Verdict of Acquittal


Pre-trial Wins:

State v. Bell, No. SRCR 259534; Possession of Marijuana
Dismissed by State after successful Motion to Suppress Results of Warrentless Search

State v. Coppage, No. FECR 270113; Possession with Intent to Deliver and Drug Tax Stamp Violation
Dismissed by State after successful Motion to Suppress Results of Warrantless Search

State v. Lawrence, No. FECR 270219; 2 Counts of Robbery 1st Degree
State Dismissed on morning of trial

State v. Simmons, No. AGCR 288816; Witness Tampering and Harassment
State Dismissed before trial

State v. Doerrfeld, No. FECR 299405; Theft in the First Degree
Dismissed by Court based upon Defendant's pre-trial motion to dismiss

State v. Pruger, No. FECR 302428; Willful Injury with Bodily Injury
State Dismissed before trial

State V. Farraj, No. SRCR 305089, Possesion of Marijuana
Dismissed by State after successful Motion to Suppress Results of Warrentless Search

State v. Johnson, No. FECR 305698; Sexual Exploitation of a Child
State dismissed before trial

State v. LeMaitre, No. FECR 038259 (Muscatine County, Iowa) On Criminal Conduct, Theft 1st Degree, Money Laundering, Solicitation to Commist a Misdomeanor.
State Dismissed after Defense's successful pretrial Motion for Adjudication of Law Points.

State v. Wiggins, No. FECR 311578; Possession with Intent to Deliver and Drug Tax Stamp Violation
State dismissed before trial


Appeals:

In the Interest of E.A., 552 N.W. 135 (Iowa 1996)
District Court ruled against client. Attorney Bell appealled on behalf of client - Court of Appeals reversed Ruling of District Court and remanding for furhter proceedings

Gartin v. Taylor, 557 N.W. 2d 410 (Iowa 1998)
Favorable ruling for client (Gartin) from District Court, Taylor appealed, Supreme Court Affirmed Ruling of District Court for Gartin

State v. Brown, 666 N.W.2d 619 (Iowa App. 2003).
Reversed conviction and Remanded for new trial

State v. Bolsinger, 706 N.W. 560 (Iowa 2006)
Reversed conviction on 3 counts of sexual abuse 3rd degree, over ruling State v. Vander Esch, 662 N.W.2d 689, (Iowa App. 2002)


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