Being charged with a violent crime can be a stressful and overwhelming. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help guide you through the legal process and build a strong defense from the start.
Violent crimes such as assault, domestic violence, manslaughter and murder are some of the most harshly penalized. Violent crimes in Omaha are increasing especially those charged with domestic assault. Almost all crimes, even misdemeanors, carry loss of significant personal rights such as the right to own firearms and immigration.
These types of crimes also garner instant sympathy for the person most injured regardless of who was actually at fault for the incident. Fortunately, violent crimes also have some of the most defined defenses available. However, you must assert your defenses early in the case!
Many people feel compelled to tell their side of the story when first approached by investigators. They often feel stunned when they read how that same statement was summarized by the police and often it bears little resemblance to what they intended to say. It is particularly important in violent crimes investigations to have a experienced defense attorney involved in the beginning. Ideally, you would have a lawyer present during contact with law enforcement that will ensure your rights are protected, add clarity to the interview and keep clear what was and was not said.
Petersen Criminal Defense has extensive experience in handling violent crime prosecutions and providing successful defenses. We prefer to be contacted early in the investigation so that you can prepare a proper strategy and don’t get victimized by the process. If you or someone you know are charged with a violent crime, contact our experienced team to build the most effective defense today.