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Talking to Your Criminal Lawyer for the First Time - The most important step you can take after being arrested and charged with a  criminal offense is to retain the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney. If you have never had need of a criminal attorney before, however, this can seem a daunting task. Meeting face to face with a criminal defense attorney for the first time can likewise be a bit intimidating. If this is your first encounter with the criminal justice system you likely don’t know what to expect from your meeting nor what you should ask of your attorney. Every attorney-client relationship is unique; however, it Continue Reading Talking to Your Criminal Lawyer for the First Time The post Talking to Your Criminal Lawyer for the First Time appeared first on Omaha Criminal Defense Lawyer | Petersen Criminal Defense.

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Omaha Violent Crime Attorney Explains Nebraska Firearms Laws - Being convicted of any criminal offense can put you in jeopardy of spending time in jail or prison as well as facing the repercussion of being a convicted criminal. Certain offenses, however, make it more likely that you will be incarcerated and face significant non-judicial consequences. Offenses that involve firearms, for example, often carry some of the most severe penalties. Because firearm laws are partially governed by state law, laws involving firearms can vary from one state to another. To help you refrain from unintentionally violating one of Nebraska’s laws, an Omaha violent crime attorney explains some of the more Continue Reading Omaha Violent Crime Attorney Explains Nebraska Firearms Laws The post Omaha Violent Crime Attorney Explains Nebraska Firearms Laws appeared first on Omaha Criminal Defense Lawyer | Petersen Criminal Defense.

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Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains a Jury Trial - If you find yourself the defendant in a criminal prosecution, you will need to make many decisions over the course of your case. Hopefully, you will not make those decisions without the benefit of consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney first. Ultimately, however, some of the most important decisions that must be made are yours to make, including the decision to exercise, or waive, your right to a trial by jury.  Given how much may ride on the outcome of your decision, it is one that should only be made after learning all you can about your options and Continue Reading Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains a Jury Trial The post Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains a Jury Trial appeared first on Omaha Criminal Defense Lawyer | Petersen Criminal Defense.

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Omaha Sex Crime Lawyer Explains the Sex Offender Registration Requirements - Being charged with any criminal offense can certainly wreak havoc on the life of the accused; however, being accused of a sex offense can be particularly damaging to the family, business, and social life of an accused. If you are ultimately convicted of the charges against you, the judicial and non-judicial penalties can be severe. Along with facing a lengthy term of incarceration, the taint of being labeled a sex offender can follow you for the rest of your life given the sex offender registration requirements. Because the obligation to register is often overlooked or misunderstood, an Omaha sex crime Continue Reading Omaha Sex Crime Lawyer Explains the Sex Offender Registration Requirements The post Omaha Sex Crime Lawyer Explains the Sex Offender Registration Requirements appeared first on Omaha Criminal Defense Lawyer | Petersen Criminal Defense.

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In order to help you understand the case against you, a Nebraska sexual assault lawyer explains what a “rape kit” is and how it is typically used in a rape investigation and subsequent prosecution. Read the entire blog post at https://www.criminaldefensene.com/nebraska-sexual-assault-lawyer-explains-rape-kit/ Please share your thoughts with us and let us know if you have any questions on this topic.

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One step your attorney may take during your case is to schedule a deposition with one of the state’s witnesses. A deposition can be an important part of your defense. With that in mind, a Nebraska criminal defense attorney explains what a deposition is and how it can be used as part of your defense. Read the entire blog post at https://www.criminaldefensene.com/criminal-defense-attorney-explains-deposition/ Please share your thoughts with us and let us know if you have any questions on this topic.

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How to Hire the Best Criminal Defense Attorney - For most people, being prosecuted for a criminal offense is a frightening, and often life-altering, experience. The outcome of a criminal trial can certainly affect your future as well as your freedom. With that in mind, choosing the best criminal defense attorney possible should be your first priority if you find yourself facing criminal charges. If you have never before needed a criminal attorney though, you may not know where to start finding one. Ultimately, only you can decide if an attorney is right for your case; however, the following tips will help hire the best criminal defense attorney. Tips Continue Reading How to Hire the Best Criminal Defense Attorney The post How to Hire the Best Criminal Defense Attorney appeared first on Omaha Criminal Defense Lawyer | Petersen Criminal Defense.

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Omaha Criminal Attorney Explains Beyond a Reasonable Doubt - If you have been accused of a criminal offense you likely already know that in order for the prosecutor to obtain a conviction for those charges he/she must present enough evidence to convince a judge or jury of your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.  The “proof beyond a reasonable doubt” standard is something just about everyone is familiar with in the United States, but what exactly does it mean? If you are a defendant, knowing what it means is clearly important. Toward that end, an Omaha criminal attorney explains what proof beyond a reasonable doubt means and how it affects Continue Reading Omaha Criminal Attorney Explains Beyond a Reasonable Doubt The post Omaha Criminal Attorney Explains Beyond a Reasonable Doubt appeared first on Omaha Criminal Defense Lawyer | Petersen Criminal Defense.

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Even the most law abiding citizen can find himself/herself in a situation where understanding your right to remain silent is important. With that in mind, a Nebraska criminal defense attorney explains your right to remain silent in a way that the average person can understand and put to use if necessary. Read the entire blog post at https://www.criminaldefensene.com/criminal-defense-attorney-explains-right-remain-silent/ Please share your thoughts with us and let us know if you have any questions on this topic.

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Armed Robbery Defense Lawyer Explains the Crime and Common Defenses - If you have been arrested and charged with the criminal offense of armed robbery you likely already realize that you face significant penalties if convicted of that crime. In the State of Nebraska, the crime of robbery is considered a violent offense which almost always increases the severity of the punishment if convicted. The first, and most important, step you should take when charged with a crime of this magnitude is to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. To provide you with some general information, however, an armed robbery defense lawyer explain the crime of armed robbery and discusses Continue Reading Armed Robbery Defense Lawyer Explains the Crime and Common Defenses The post Armed Robbery Defense Lawyer Explains the Crime and Common Defenses appeared first on Omaha Criminal Defense Lawyer | Petersen Criminal Defense.
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