Omaha Criminal Defense Lawyers
Put Years of Experience and Knowledge on Your Side
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
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.
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
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
- motorized vehicle theft;
- 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