Criminal Defense in Omaha
With our team of local criminal defense attorneys by your side, you can feel confident knowing you don’t have to face the charges on your own. No matter what your circumstances or charges are, we’re here to help. Get your questions answered by our dedicated team today.
Criminal Set Asides
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Hightower Reff Law provides compassionate and skillful criminal defense in Omaha. Our criminal defense attorneys are prepared to help you navigate your case, whether you have a DUI, felony, or misdemeanor charge. We’ll provide you with exceptional legal representation to get the justice you deserve.
Comprehensive Criminal Defense Services
From helping you understand your charges to representing you in court, our criminal defense lawyers in Omaha are here to support you at every step, whatever your case may be.
Criminal Set Asides
Nebraska law provides for some misdemeanor or felony conviction or infractions to be set aside if the person satisfactorily completed a term of probation or paid a fine as a sentence. In some instances, if you are sentenced to less than one year of imprisonment, the court may also grant a set side. A set aside is an order by a court that means you successfully completed your sentence and you are rehabilitated. A set aside does not remove a conviction on your record. Instead, Nebraska adds a notation that the record is set aside. But it does nullify the conviction, removes all civil disabilities and disqualifications imposed as a result of the convictions, and may restore an individual’s ability to legally possess or own a firearm. However, the conviction is not sealed and is not sealed from the public and still has some legal consequences. In determining whether to set aside the conviction, the court considers the behaviors of the offender after sentencing, the likelihood that the offender will not engage in further criminal activity, and any other information the court considers relevant.
Protect your license, finances, and freedom. Allow the Hightower Reff Law team to represent you in your felony or misdemeanor DUI/DWI case. Our DUI accident attorneys are ready to help.
Our knowledgeable legal team provides expert representation for felony charges in the Omaha metro area. We’re equipped to assist with your case.
Whether your child has been accused of a crime or if you are facing an abuse/neglect case in an Omaha juvenile court, we have the specialized experience it takes to help in the complex area of Nebraska juvenile law.
Hightower Reff Law offers you the confident, clear, and committed representation you need when you are facing misdemeanor charges. We have a specialized team of theft defense lawyers, traffic violation associates, and drug defense attorneys to fight your Class I, II, or III misdemeanor in Nebraska.
No matter if you need to establish or defend against a protection order, at Hightower Reff Law, we provide straightforward advice and do what it takes to represent you.
Our Process for Criminal Defense Representation
Throughout your criminal defense case with Hightower Reff Law, we’ll guide you through the process with knowledge and care. While each case is unique, you can expect these basic steps:
- Contact our Intake Specialist via phone, email, or text to give general details about your case. This chat is confidential and available in English or Spanish.
- Be paired with a criminal defense attorney and paralegal team that’s right for your unique circumstances.
- Talk with your lawyer over the phone to ask questions and gain a high-level understanding of your circumstances, the legal process, and associated fees.
- Pay Hightower Reff Law and your attorney the criminal defense retainer fee.
- Develop your case. This part varies by situation, but generally includes collecting information, filing paperwork, and attending hearings.
- Settle your case. Through settlement or trial, your case will be finalized so you can move forward.
Our Criminal Defense Attorneys
Our staff of legal experts works together to provide personalized representation to criminal defense clients in Omaha, Nebraska as a whole, and Iowa. We leverage the combined skills and experiences of our expert attorneys to give you a measured approach and strong representation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What areas of criminal defense does Hightower Reff Law cover?
With a wide range of experience, knowledge, and education, the team of attorneys at Hightower Reff Law is equipped to handle your criminal defense case, no matter the charge. We typically handle misdemeanor, felony, DUI, and juvenile charges.
What happens after someone is arrested?
Typically, the first step following an arrest is for the individual to be taken to a police station to have personal information recorded in a process called booking. Next, it will be determined whether or not the individual will be held or will be released on bail or bond while they await trial. Regardless of what happens at this point, you are entitled to legal representation for your case so that your interests are protected when it comes time for the trial.
Do you need to speak to police when you are arrested?
You do not have to speak to police when you are arrested. Both the U.S. Constitution and federal law stipulate that arrested individuals are not required to speak to police and, as your criminal defense team, we recommend you speak with your attorney before communicating with authorities directly.
What is the difference between a felony and misdemeanor?
Per federal law, a misdemeanor is a criminal charge that is punishable with less than one year in jail, while a felony is a more serious criminal charge punishable by a minimum of one year in jail.
What is the difference between criminal and civil cases?
Criminal cases are those concerning an individual’s conduct as it relates to the protection of the general public, while civil cases are those that concern private rights of individuals.
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