Criminal Law Attorneys Protecting and Defending your Rights in Omaha

Omaha Criminal Defense Lawyers

Defending Criminal Charges in Nebraska

Our award-winning attorneys at Slowiaczek Albers have the breadth of knowledge and skill to handle your criminal case, whether it is a charge related to domestic violence, DUI, drug possession, or theft. If you are facing unfair criminal accusations in Omaha, let a team of experienced legal professionals craft a strong defense to fight for your rights in court.

To learn more about how we can defend you, call (402) 928-2007 or fill out an online contact form here.

Domestic Violence and Abuse Laws

In Nebraska, domestic assault can be considered either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the defendant’s intent and the injury caused by the assault. Domestic assault involves intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing physical injury to an intimate partner, such as a spouse or former spouse, someone with whom the defendant has children, or someone they are dating or previously dated in the past.

A person convicted of domestic assault in Nebraska may be required to pay restitution, which reimburses the alleged victim for any expenses resulting from the crime, such as the cost of medical treatment, counseling, or repair of damaged property. For more information on the sentencing for other levels of domestic assault, visit our page on Domestic Violence and Abuse.

Driving Under the Influence

Another criminal offense our attorneys can defend you against is DUI. In Nebraska, it is unlawful for a person to operate or be in “actual physical control” of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or more.

The criminal penalties imposed for DUI convictions usually depend on the severity of the incident, as well as the defendant’s BAC level and whether the defendant has prior DUI convictions. DUI penalties are generally more severe if the defendant’s BAC was .15% or more. Note that all DUI convictions within 15 years of the current offense are counted as prior offenses.

Be aware that Nebraska operates under implied consent laws that require all drivers lawfully arrested for DUI to submit to breath, blood, and/or urine testing. The Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will revoke the license of any motorist who fails or refuses to submit to chemical testing. To learn about more specific sentencing guidelines for DUI in the state, visit our DUI page.

Drug Possession and Theft Offenses

Nebraska penalizes the possession of controlled substances and marijuana based on the schedule and amount of the drug in possession. Generally speaking, individuals guilty of personal possession could face fines and considerable prison time. Nebraska has decriminalized possession of small amounts of cannabis, though the sale of any amount of marijuana is still a felony punishable by 1-20 years in jail. For more specific information on misdemeanor and felony penalties for drug possession, visit our page on Drug and Theft Crimes.

Individuals may also face misdemeanor or felony charges for theft, depending on the value of the allegedly stolen property. Some examples of theft include:

  • failing to return rented or leased property at the end of a lease or rental agreement;
  • motorized vehicle theft;
  • shoplifting;
  • theft of lost property, or property that has been delivered by mistake;
  • theft of services;
  • theft by receiving stolen property.

Charged with a Crime? Call (402) 928-2007.

If you’ve been accused of a crime in Omaha, speak to an attorney immediately for legal representation. Whether you are facing domestic violence charges, DUI accusations, or drug possession or theft offenses, it is important that you put an experienced lawyer on your case immediately to defend your side. The consequences can be severe, and our lawyers at Slowiaczek Albers can take a look at the facts of your situation to craft a compelling defense against any unfair charges.

To learn more about how our firm can help, call (402) 928-2007 or fill out an online contact form here.

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