In Nebraska, the judge will set a bond for pre-trial release. Our lawyers can argue for a low bond and push for your release after arraignment. For example, we can prove to the court that you’re not a flight risk, meaning you are not likely to run off and never come back. Berry Law’s team of domestic violence attorneys can help assure the court that you will return when you are ordered to appear.
The success of this argument depends on whether you have a history of failing to appear or any previous convictions for failing to appear. These factors as well as the level of injuries to the victim can also affect the bond amount. The more severe the alleged injuries, the more likely you are to face a higher bond.
For help obtaining pre-trial release before Omaha domestic violence litigation, reach out to a skilled attorney at our firm. We can help you fight for your release while awaiting trial.
How Are People Typically Treated after Being Arrested for Domestic Assault?
Those facing domestic violence charges often feel like they are treated as if they’ve already been convicted. Some incidents like certain sex crimes, speeding, and littering are considered cite-and-release crimes where a law enforcement officer sees a crime committed, writes a citation report, and lets the person go.
Domestic assault, however, is not a cite-and-release crime. This means that when law enforcement investigates a domestic assault and they have probable cause to believe that someone committed this offense, they make an arrest. Consequently, police have to arrest the alleged perpetrator, take them into custody, book them in jail, and wait to go before a judge.
Being arrested right away and interrogated before, during, or after the arrest can make someone feel like they have already been convicted – especially when the interrogation includes pictures of the injuries that were just taken. For this reason, you should let an Omaha attorney fight for your pre-trial release so you can properly exercise your rights before entering domestic violence litigation.
Conditions of Bond
Local judges typically impose a no-contact order between the alleged perpetrator and the victim. Depending on where the domestic assault allegedly happened, the court may order no contact with that location as well. For example, if a boyfriend and girlfriend share a home, the defendant will be ordered to have no contact with his girlfriend and no contact with the home.
That can put the defendant in a difficult situation because all of their belongings and personal items may be there, and they may have to find somewhere new to live. There are a lot of collateral effects to domestic violence charges, but the main conditions of bond are no contact with the victim and no contact with the home or location that the event allegedly took place in.
Ask an Omaha Attorney about Pre-Trial Release before Domestic Violence Litigation
It is very important to have representation during a domestic assault investigation as a lawyer can help with damage control and prevent further contact. Retaining an attorney before going in for a statement can be incredibly helpful. We can help you avoid making self-incriminating statements and put together an effective defense strategy on your behalf.
Let a member of Berry Law’s team assist you by analyzing the prosecution’s evidence and speaking to witnesses in your case. There are a lot of different ways we can help you obtain pre-trial release before Omaha domestic violence litigation, so call our firm today to learn more.