If you find yourself facing criminal charges, the most important thing you can do to minimize the likelihood of a conviction and maximize the protection of your rights is hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. At the Lancaster County, Nebraska law firm of Petersen Criminal Defense Law, we have dedicated our practice to defending people just like you. The United States criminal justice system dictates that an accused is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. We strongly believe in that principle and in the protection of all your constitutional rights. Your choice of legal representation may be one of the most important decisions you make, which is why we urge you to choose wisely. When your freedom and future are at stake, you need a committed criminal defense attorney by your side. You need the team at Petersen Criminal Defense Law.
Lancaster County, Nebraska
Located in the southeastern part of the state, Lancaster County, Nebraska began to attract settlers to the area in the first half of the 19th century. Lancaster County was officially created in 1859, just three years after the county seat of Lincoln was established. In 1862, the Homestead Act was passed which led to an influx of settlers to the area. Prior to that time, settlers moved out of the area at about the same rate as they moved in, effectively stagnating any growth in the county’s population Just five years later, in 1867, Nebraska was granted statehood. As of the 2010 Census, just over 285,000 people called Lancaster County home. There are approximately 100,000 households in Lancaster County, with one in three of those households including children under the age of 18. Almost 40 percent of the population claims to be of German ancestry, followed by English and Irish as the second and third most common. As of the 2010 Census, the median age in Lancaster County was 32 and the median household income was $53,676.
Petersen Criminal Defense Law in the Lancaster County, Nebraska Community
At Petersen Criminal Defense Law we made the decision a long time ago to focus our practice on defending the rights of people just like you. We defend those who have been accused of committing a criminal offense. That’s all we do. Consequently, we understand what you are going through. You likely feel lost and confused trying to navigate the judicial system while also worrying about the eventual outcome of your case. Our attorneys and staff are dedicated to defending and protecting our friends and neighbors in the Lancaster County community and the surrounding areas—people just like you. We would be honored to help you.
If you have never before been in trouble with the law, the criminal justice system can be extremely overwhelming and intimidating. It can be a challenge just trying to figure out who to trust and how to make crucial decisions. At the same time, an arrest – even without a conviction – can have negative repercussions on your career, your social life and your family. Naturally, you want to limit the adverse impact to the extent possible, while also being careful not to make a misstep that could damage your case down the road. This means being very careful with whom you discuss your case and what you should and should not say. Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney as early on as possible is the best way to avoid making costly mistakes. Remember, your conversations with your defense attorney are confidential; however, anything you say to anyone else is not. With that in mind, do not discuss your case with your spouse, your mother or your cellmate. No matter how loyal you believe that person may be, the reality is the State has the power to force anyone to testify against you. In addition, remember that the police are not your friends. It is perfectly legal for them to lie to you during an investigation. If it is ultimately in your best interest to talk to the police, that is a decision we will help you make after analyzing the facts of your specific case.
The most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your rights is to retain a criminal defense attorney. The criminal defense team at Petersen Criminal Defense Law has a long history of protecting and defending the rights of people who have been accused of a crime, and we would be honored to provide that same protection and defense to you.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Lancaster County, Nebraska, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney right away to discuss your legal rights and/or defenses. In Nebraska contact Petersen Criminal Defense Law 24 hours a day at 402-509-8070.