An unexpected accident or criminal accusation can disrupt every aspect of your life. Severe injuries could impact your ability to earn a living. Likewise, a criminal conviction can lead to jail time, fines, and the loss of social and professional opportunities.
To succeed in civil or criminal proceedings, you need a determined attorney who understands the laws governing your case. Reach out to our Omaha criminal and personal injury lawyers at Berry Law to learn how we can help you fight for your legal rights.
What Types of Criminal Cases Do Our Defense Lawyers Handle?
Criminal offenses in our area are separated into two categories—misdemeanor and felony. Less severe crimes are charged as misdemeanor offenses. Common examples of misdemeanor crimes include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, simple assault, and minor theft. These cases are typically heard in Nebraska’s county courts and carry a maximum penalty of one year in jail and/or a fine.
More serious criminal offenses may be charged as felonies. Common examples include homicide and rape. However, aggravated versions of misdemeanor offenses such as assault and theft are considered felonies as well. For example, assault that results in serious bodily injury and theft of property in excess of $500 are considered felonies.
The state’s district courts have jurisdiction to hear all felony cases. No matter the severity of the charge you are facing, an experienced criminal defense attorney from Berry Law can help.