Omaha Criminal Defense Attorneys
Here in Nebraska, we pride ourselves on being upstanding citizens who obey the law, but we should never forget that just one mistake or misunderstanding can put us on the wrong side of the criminal justice system. While we trust in the courts to be fair and objective, some laws are harsh, over-punishing innocent people in bad situations. But you should always remember that you have a right to an attorney and deserve strong representation to protect your future.
If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges in Omaha, do not hesitate to contact Bottlinger Law L.L.C. Our Omaha criminal defense attorneys can use their skill, knowledge, and experience to build a strong defense against your charges. We can explain your rights in a free consultation and break down the options you have. To get started, call our office at (402) 505-8234.
Our team at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. is proud to serve the community and advocate for our neighbors’ best interests. We have an in-depth understanding of Nebraska’s criminal justice system and work hard to achieve positive results for our clients.
Our Omaha criminal defense lawyers can fight for you in cases involving:
- Drug Charges
- Theft and Robbery
- Juvenile Offenses
- Internet Crimes
- White-Collar Crime
- Assault and Battery
- Domestic Violence
- Sex Crimes
- Violent Crimes
No matter what you have been charged with, you have a right to an attorney and a strong legal defense. Never speak to the police or admit to anything without consulting the team at Bottlinger Law L.L.C. We can sit down with you in a free, confidential meeting and discuss your case.
In most states, criminal charges are divided into two categories: misdemeanors and felonies.
Misdemeanors are minor offenses, such as petty theft or DUIs. With misdemeanors, defendants typically face a maximum of one year in a county jail and up to $1,000 in court fines, but they may be eligible for alternative sentencing, such as probation, community service, counseling, or a diversion program through the National Safety Council, Nebraska.
Felonies, on the other hand, apply to serious crimes such as homicide, rape, and grand theft, and come with equally harsh penalties. A felony conviction can result in multiple years in a Nebraska state prison, up to $10,000 in fines, the loss of voting rights, being banned from owning a firearm, and having to report your conviction to future employers and on rental applications. There are also fewer options for alternative sentencing, and probation can be far stricter.
Nebraska has complex sentencing guidelines and classifications for misdemeanors and felonies when compared to other states. These include:
- Class W Misdemeanors: Penalties include between 60 days and one year in jail and/or a $500 to $1,000 fine.
- Class V Misdemeanors: This is a non-jailable offense that can result in a fine of up to $100.
- Class IV Misdemeanors: This is a non-jailable offense that can result between $100 to $500 in fines.
- Class IIIA Misdemeanors: Penalties include a maximum of seven days in jail and/or up to $500 in fines.
- Class III Misdemeanors: Penalties include a maximum of three months in jail and/or up to $500 in fines.
- Class II Misdemeanors: Penalties include a maximum of six months in jail and/or up to $1,000 in fines.
- Class I Misdemeanors: Penalties include a maximum of one year in jail and/or up to $1,000 in fines.
- Class IV Felony: Penalties include a maximum of five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
- Class IIIA Felony: Penalties include a maximum of five years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines.
- Class III Felony: Penalties include between one to 20 years in prison and/or up to $25,000 in fines.
- Class II Felony: Penalties include one to 50 years in prison.
- Class ID Felony: Penalties include between three and 50 years in prison.
- Class IC Felony: Penalties include between five to 50 years in prison.
- Class IB Felony: Penalties include between 20 years to life in prison.
- Class IA Felony: Life in prison.
- Class I Felony: Death penalty.
In each of these cases, you need a strong defense to beat the charges against you. At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., we provide professional, diligent, and thorough legal representation to our clients, no matter the charge they are facing. If you bring your case to us, we can explain how serious the case is against you and develop a game plan about how to have your charges reduced or dropped.
Nebraska district attorneys have made it their goals to stomp out crime wherever they can find it, but these zealous goals should never put innocent people at risk of serving prison sentences. While you do have the right to a public defender, they are often overworked and unable to give each case the time it deserves. If you enter a courtroom with only a public defender at your side, you may find yourself on the wrong side of a jail cell for a simple mistake.
Instead, contact Bottlinger Law L.L.C. The criminal justice system in Nebraska is complex, and you should only trust your case to an experienced attorney with the skill to thoroughly investigate your case. We understand the full consequences of a criminal conviction, including the impact it could have on your reputation. If you bring your case to us, we will aggressively advocate for your best interests.
At Bottlinger Law L.L.C., our Omaha criminal defense lawyers can:
- Explain the charges against you
- Review all evidence, testimonies, and police reports
- Speak to experts in forensics
- Collect witness statements that prove your innocence
- Investigate the police for misconduct or illegal searches and seizures
- Negotiate with the district attorney for a plea deal
- Defend you before a judge and jury
Do not wait. The prosecution has already started building the case against you. Call Bottlinger Law L.L.C. today at (402) 505-8234 to schedule a free case evaluation.
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