For the average person, being accused of committing a criminal offense is a traumatic and confusing experience. If you find yourself in just such a situation, the most important thing you can do for yourself and your future is to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. At the law firm of Petersen Criminal Defense Law, our practice is dedicated solely to defending people just like you. Our 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. We are committed to providing an aggressive and zealous defense to our Wayne County, Nebraska friends and neighbors who find themselves facing criminal charges. 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.
Wayne County, Nebraska
Covering about 440 square miles in northeastern Nebraska, Wayne County was originally organized by a proclamation of Governor David Butler in the autumn of 1870. As the county was settled, precincts were formed and boundaries defined. Precincts were named for officials, early settlers and neighborhood creeks. Today, there are 13 precincts in Wayne County. Both the county and the town of Wayne were named for the Revolutionary War hero Anthony Wayne. As of the 2010 Census, just over 9,595 people called Wayne County home. There are approximately 3,500 households in Wayne County with one in three of those households including children under the age of 18. As of the 2010 Census, the median age in Wayne County was 28 and the median income for a family was $32,366.
Petersen Criminal Defense Law in the Wayne County, Nebraska Community
The attorneys and staff at Petersen Criminal Defense Law are honored to be able to serve the needs of our friends and neighbors in Wayne County, Nebraska. We made the decision many years ago to focus on defending people who have been accused of committing crimes. That’s all we do. Because our practice is limited to criminal defense, we have a keen understanding of all the ways in which being accused of a criminal offense can impact both the accused and the extended family. In particular, we know how difficult it can be to try and navigate the criminal justice system while simultaneously dealing with the stress and fear that come with not knowing how your case will turn out. Let us ease some of the burden by providing you or a loved one with an exceptional defense for your Wayne County, Nebraska criminal case.
In today’s culture, the mere suggestion that you committed certain criminal offenses is sufficient to cause turmoil in your life. If you are charged with a crime, you can suffer negative repercussions in your work, family and social life, despite the fact you have not actually been convicted of any offense. Along with trying to address the numerous and varied ways being accused of a crime can impact your life, you must also try to navigate the criminal justice system. Unless you are a veteran of the system, maneuvering through it can feel like walking through a minefield. One misstep can have drastic consequences for your defense and, thus, your future.
Finding the right criminal defense attorney to represent you should be your primary objective if you are a suspect in a crime or after being charged with a crime. In the meantime, do not discuss your case with anyone. This includes your cell mate, your spouse and anyone in the courtroom when you are brought before the judge. Remember, your conversations with your defense attorney are confidential; however, anything you say to others is not. The State has the power to force almost anyone to testify against you down the road, which is why keeping quiet is so important. 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 law enforcement, that is a decision we will help you make after analyzing the facts of your specific case. The criminal defense team at Petersen Criminal Defense Law has a long history of protecting and defending the rights of people in Wayne County, Nebraska and the surrounding areas, and we would be honored to protect and defend you.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Wayne 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.