Felony Defense in Omaha

Our team of experienced criminal lawyers in Omaha will guide you every step of the of way, from initial investigations through sentencing and post-sentence appeals. Contact the Hightower Reff Law team for help with your felony charges today.

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Clear Felony Representation

Hightower Reff Law uses our diverse skillset and expertise in criminal defense to provide the high-quality legal representation you need for your felony case.

Our Felony Defense Process

When you hire Hightower Reff Law to represent you for felony charges, we work hard to craft a solid defense. While each criminal case is unique, we follow these general steps:

  • Contact us by phone, email, or text to speak with our Intake Specialist. We’ll pair you with the best-suited felony defense attorney for your case.
  • Consult with your lawyer over the phone. Get your questions answered and gain a general understanding of what you’re facing.
  • Retain Hightower Reff Law. After payment, our paralegals will file the necessary paperwork for your felony criminal case.
  • Develop your case. This part of the process looks different in each situation but generally includes collecting information, negotiating, and hearings.
  • Finalize your case. Through settlement or trial, your case will be settled so you can move forward in your life.

Felony Defense Services

We’re well-versed in handling a variety of felony criminal cases. We’re able to offer clear mediation and other criminal defense services no matter your circumstances. Our criminal defense lawyers are known for professionalism, compassion, and delivering results across a wide range of felony cases.

High-Profile Felony Cases

If you’re dealing with a high-profile felony case, Hightower Reff Law is prepared to support you. We treat each of our clients with “big case” representation no matter the charge, which means you get the very best defense in court and resources to delicately handle public attention that your case may attract.

Common Felony Charges

Nebraska felony charges are separated into four classes, each carrying their own maximum and minimum sentences. Our expert criminal defense law firm has the knowledge in these penalties and the experience in representing clients in a range of class I, II, III, and IV felony charges, including:

  • Assault, aggravated battery, and other violent crimes
  • Campus crimes
  • Controlled substance or drug possession
  • Domestic violence-related charges
  • DUI/DMV representation
  • Grand larceny
  • Juvenile crimes
  • Kidnapping
  • Minor in possession (MIP)
  • Perjury
  • Probation violations
  • Prostitution and indecent exposure
  • Public Intoxication
  • Sex crimes
  • Theft and property crimes
  • Vandalism
  • White collar crimes
  • Other felony charges of all kinds

Other Criminal Defense Services

Hightower Reff Law is prepared to handle all your criminal defense cases, including felonies, DUI defense, and juvenile cases.

DUI Defense

Hightower Reff Law brings years of experience to felony DUI cases. With a complex understanding of local laws, as well as professional relationships in the legal community in Nebraska, we are well-prepared to build strong defense strategies for your felony DUI defense.

Juvenile Court

If your child has been accused of a crime, or if you’re facing an abuse/neglect case in Omaha juvenile court, we can help you navigate the Nebraska juvenile system. We’re here to offer the compassionate legal representation you need to protect your child’s future interests.


Our criminal defense lawyers are always working for your best interests. When possible, we’ll plead down felony charges into misdemeanors and other more favorable consequences. No matter your situation, our goal is to provide the best criminal defense in Omaha to each of our clients.

Committed Felony Lawyers Near You

Get compassionate, professional advocacy when you work with our team of Omaha felony defense attorneys. We’ve worked hard to develop a reputation of integrity and credibility, which we’ll use in your favor.

Susan Reff Attorney at Law


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a lawyer for a felony charge?

Yes, a conviction almost certainly means incarceration, heavy fines, and a mark on your criminal record that can impact employability for your lifetime. When you face a felony accusation, it’s essential you receive trusted legal counsel from a skilled criminal defense lawyer.

What happens at an arraignment hearing for a felony in Nebraska?

During an arraignment hearing in Nebraska, the defendant is formally presented with the charges they’re facing. At this time, the judge makes sure defendants understand their rights and accepts their not guilty plea. Since guilty pleas for felony cases in Nebraska need to be entered in the District Court, defendants cannot plead guilty at this first hearing. Finally, the judge may address bail or bond issues and court-appointed attorney qualifications.

How will a felony affect employment?

A felony conviction may severely limit your professional choices, depending on the crime and your career choice. Many companies will not hire individuals who have been convicted of a felony for certain positions like teaching.

How long does a felony trial last?

It’s not uncommon for felony cases to go on for many months or even years, depending on case complexity or the number of defendants. Anyone charged with a felony should expect their case to take at least several months, and often more than that.

What happens if I violate felony probation in Nebraska?

There are three potential consequences that can happen after a violation of felony probation in Nebraska. The judge can:

  1. Reinstate probation under the original terms
  2. Modify the original probation to include stricter terms
  3. Revoke the original probation terms and impose a new sentence (like jail time)

What's the difference between a state felony and a federal felony?

The main difference between a state felony vs federal felony is jurisdiction. State felonies are violations of state laws and are prosecuted in state courts, while federal felonies are violations of federal laws and are prosecuted in federal courts. Federal felony crimes typically involve offenses that have a significant impact on the nation, such as drug trafficking across state lines, interstate fraud, or certain types of white-collar crimes. State felonies, on the other hand, have a broader range of offenses that violate state statutes, including crimes like robbery, burglary, assault, or murder. The severity of punishments and sentencing guidelines can also differ between state and federal jurisdictions.

Contact Hightower Reff Law

Facing a felony criminal charge?
You need representation from the beginning of any investigation.
Speak with our felony defense lawyers in Omaha before making statements to law enforcement.

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