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“I don’t judge you, I don’t

lecture you, I defend you”

- Tom Petersen

big-o Petersen Law was voted Best of Omaha for 2018 for the 7th year in a row. Each year, consumers in Omaha vote for their favorite businesses. Tom Petersen received the Best Attorney-DUI award. Thank you Omaha!

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tslide-1Thomas M. Petersen was selected as one of the top 50 DUI Lawyers in Nebraska for the 5th year in a row by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense.

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NTL-top-100-member-seal Tom Peterson was selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers. Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers.

tslide-2Tom Petersen is a participating member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The NACDL is the foremost legal fraternity on criminal defense.

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Federal Crimes

Federal charges can be the most intensive and invasive investigations one may experience but you are in the right place. Petersen Criminal Defense has handled thousands of criminal cases and is experienced in all aspects of federal court practice. We can help...

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Drug Crimes

Controlled substance laws have increased and changed to accommodate
a growing number of offenses prohibiting the possession, manufacture,
and delivery of controlled substances. These substances range from
illegal drugs such as marijuana, heroin, and cocaine, to prescription-only
substances such as opana and oxycodone...

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Sex Crimes

Sexual assault is a serious and life changing accusation. If you are
accused of sexual assault, then you need an experienced lawyer to
defend you from a Nebraska sexual assault charge and guide you
through the criminal process...

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Theft Crimes

Petersen Criminal Law provides the legal guidance you need to fight
back against your theft charges including shoplifting, felony theft,
motor vehicle theft, embezzlement, burglary and more. Call now for
a free consultation.

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Petersen Law not only handles DUI cases, our practice is focused on
defending individuals accused of DUI offenses. You need someone
by your side that knows the system, understands the law, and is dedicated to
defending you. Call now for a free consultation.

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Experienced Omaha Criminal Defense Attorney

Facing criminal charges? Then your individual liberty is at stake. For that reason, Petersen Criminal Law commits itself to what matters and nothing else. We don't judge you. We don't lecture you.

We defend you.

Criminal defense attorney Tom Petersen knows how to fight on your behalf because he has spent more than 15 years doing so for clients throughout the Omaha, Nebraska, metro. In this time, he has represented clients in more than 6,000 cases, frequently at trial.

Don't let a Nebraska criminal case ruin your life. Your decision today affects your future. Turn to the experienced legal advice of attorney Tom Petersen.

Seasoned Legal Judgment In Criminal Defense Matters: Omaha Attorney

Attorney Petersen's significant experience enables our firm to deliver the kind of legal representation clients want when they need protection against criminal charges. While aggressively protecting our clients' interests in and out of court, we provide our clients with accessibility to our firm.

This transparency allows clients to understand their cases, the charges and penalties they face, and the legal options available to them. We actively seek sentencing alternatives and diversion, including pre-charge dispositions, as well as post-conviction alternatives such as Drug Court or nonprison sentencing alternatives. We are passionate about finding diversion and nonprison alternatives for our clients.

Access to our firm includes our 24-hour phone availability, enabling our clients to provide us with more information or just ask a question. We maintain this level of communication with our clients in every kind of criminal defense matter we accept, including:

Do not make the mistake of thinking law enforcement will help you if you just tell your side of the story. These police interviews and the resulting admissions often become the prosecution's strongest evidence. We have avoided criminal charges for our clients in hundreds of cases by helping during the early stages of a case, and we stand with you every step of the way.

Experience Counts: Felonies, Misdemeanors And Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Omaha And Surrounding Areas

During your free initial, no-obligation consultation, we will take a detailed account of your case facts. We will explain all of the charges, penalties, defenses and possible outcomes that apply to your criminal case. You can call us at 402-509-8070 or contact us online. All consultations remain confidential.

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Office Location

Petersen Criminal Defense
11930 Arbor Street Suite 201
Omaha, NE 68144
Phone: 402-509-8070
Fax: 402-939-0474