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Criminal Defense Law Firm

Criminal DefenseOur criminal defense attorneys handle all criminal cases.

When facing a criminal charge, many people want to speak to someone right away and search Google for a “criminal defense attorney near me” to find someone nearby to help with their case. While hiring a lawyer near your home or work is important, it’s much more important to find the right lawyer for you.

Facing a criminal charge on your own or hiring a lawyer without extensive experience and a successful track record can be a mistake that can deprive you of your freedom and have lifelong repercussions. Choosing the right criminal lawyer may be the most important decision you’ll ever make if you’ve been charged with a crime.

Exceptional Knowledge of the Criminal Justice System

There’s a lot more to criminal law than knowing various criminal statutes defining alleged crimes. To be a successful criminal defense attorney, you also need to know the system that covers criminal prosecutions. The best criminal defense attorney should understand the various procedures adhered to in criminal cases, especially in Douglas County and the surrounding area.

Understanding The Defense of Criminal Charges

Many people find themselves either being investigated for or charged with criminal offenses and the questions often outweigh the answers. OH&F Law Firm is the beginning of finding the answers to your questions. The attorneys at OH&F have vast experience in defending alleged criminals at all stages of this process.

Whether you are being investigated, charged, or are at any stage of the criminal process, contact OH&F and speak to one of our criminal defense attorneys immediately. We will provide a free initial consultation to assess your specific situation and help to find the solutions you need.

Practice Areas

The Omaha criminal defense attorneys at OH&F Law Firm provide aggressive and compassionate representation in a variety of criminal and traffic cases that include felony, misdemeanor and municipal charges.

These include:

  • Assault Charges
  • Child Abuse Cases
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Charges
  • DUI/DWAI Charges
  • Fraud or Forgery Charges
  • Gun and Weapon Charges
  • Harassment Charges
  • Internet Crime Charges
  • Probation Violation Charges
  • Sex Crime Charges
  • Theft Charges
  • Traffic Tickets

Criminal Defense Lawyers FAQ’s

Yes. We are available to meet with you in the office or remotely. Our attorneys and staff are available 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help you in your moment of need.

There are several available defense strategies that may persuade prosecutors to drop the charges. And for certain first-time offenders, judges may be willing to grant a deferred judgment. This means the case will get dismissed once the defendant completes various sentencing terms. This typically includes paying a fine and attending counseling.

Judges typically impose fines for first-time offenders convicted of minor charges. And for more serious convictions and violent crimes, judges may agree to probation and/or alternative sentencing such as electronic monitoring.

Any charge that gets dismissed may be sealed right away. Otherwise, there is a one- to five-year waiting period to seal a conviction. And convictions for the following crimes may never be sealed:

  • Class 1 felonies, class 2 felonies, class 3 felonies, and level 1 drug felonies
  • Sex crimes
  • DUIs
  • Domestic violence
  • Misdemeanor traffic offenses
  • Traffic infractions

 

*Record sealing is not automatic. Filing a petition is required.

Yes, but it is not recommended. The Omaha criminal justice system is confusing and daunting. And defendants with no criminal defense representation tend to get worse plea deals.

Following an arrest, the information goes to the D.A. If they decide to prosecute, the court will hold an arraignment – the formal reading of charges. Then begins a period of negotiation between the prosecutors and defense attorneys. This can last weeks or months. The vast majority of cases resolve without a trial.

Contact an Experienced Omaha Criminal Defense Firm for a free consultation.

We start every case the same way: by listening. The police and the accusers are going to have their stories. We’ll be presenting yours. We want to start by hearing and understanding your side of the story and advise you on the legal issues. We will then craft a defense strategy in pursuit of the best possible outcome. Call us or use the contact form on this page for a free initial consultation and see if we’re the right defense attorneys for you.