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Criminal Law

Every Stage of Criminal Proceedings

In criminal proceedings, the only person on your side is your attorney. Having a run-in with law enforcement can be a frightening and embarrassing experience. It may also place your future at great risk. Criminal allegations or a conviction can affect your career and employment, not to mention educational opportunities and your reputation as a whole. You may find that personal relationships are threatened or even destroyed.

Misdemeanor Criminal Charges

Being charged with any crime, whether "just a misdemeanor" or a felony requires the skill of an experienced defense lawyer to help navigate through the legal system. Misdemeanor charges can carry up to one year in jail, substantial fines and penalties,  require community service, counseling, temporary loss of licenses, in addition to job loss, embarrassment and loss of time with your family.  While the consequences for misdemeanor convictions are generally less severe than for felony convictions, it is not a good idea to try and save money and act on your own behalf.

Felony Criminal Charges

There are a number of serious felony offenses on the books in Nebraska. When facing a felony accusation, your future is at risk; if you are convicted, your life will really never return to normal. Those who are classed as "convicted felons" have trouble getting work, getting loans, or even finding a place to live. In serious sex crime cases, you will be required to register as a sex offender with your picture and address available to anyone who cares to search for you.

Domestic Abuse

Unfortunately, sometimes people allege domestic violence or abuse to "get the upper hand"  in a protection order, or are otherwise facing accusations of domestic violence, it is important  to immediately hire an experienced attorney and file a request for hearing. In the meantime, follow the terms of the protection order!

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