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Omaha Domestic and Family Violence Defense Attorney

Omaha domestic assault defense attorney

Douglas County Lawyer for Felony and Misdemeanor Assault Charges 

A domestic violence allegation can severely impact your life. These accusations often arise in contentious divorce proceedings in which one spouse seeks to sway the court to receive a favorable child custody or support judgment. Without an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side, an unsubstantiated assault claim can prove devastating.

At Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney Tom Olsen is prepared to defend your rights and your future. As a Former Assistant State Attorney General and Assistant Omaha City Prosecutor with three decades of trial experience, Attorney Olsen has helped thousands of clients achieve a positive outcome, including many accused of spousal abuse.

Domestic Assault Charges

In the state of Nebraska, domestic violence is an assault involving spouses, former spouses, individuals who have a child in common, or those dating or who previously dated. Offenses fall under three categories:

First-degree domestic assault: Charged if an individual intentionally causes serious injury to their intimate partner. This is a Class IIA felony for a first offense, with up to 20 years in prison. Subsequent violations constitute a Class II felony, with up to 50 years' imprisonment.

Second-degree domestic assault: Charged if a person intentionally injures their intimate partner with the use of a dangerous instrument. This is a Class IIIA felony for a first offense, punishable up to three years in prison and $10,000 fine. A repeat violation constitutes a Class IIA felony.

Third-degree domestic assault: Charged if an individual intentionally injures, implies the threat of bodily harm, or threatens their intimate partner in a menacing way. This is a Class I misdemeanor for a first offense, with up to a year in prison and fine of $1,000. A subsequent offense constitutes a Class IIIA felony.

In addition, a domestic violence conviction results in the revocation of an individual's right to own or possess a firearm. These charges must be taken with the utmost seriousness. If you have been charged, it is crucial you immediately hire an accomplished criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you.

What Can a Defense Attorney Do?

When you enlist the services of Attorney Tom Olsen, he will determine a defense strategy based on careful analysis of the facts in your case. If the allegations are completely unfounded or police violated your rights during their investigation, he can pursue dropped charges. He can also negotiate with prosecutors for reduced charges. This may include a plea agreement so you can avoid incarceration and substantial fines.

Whichever legal route is chosen, with his vast experience, you can trust Attorney Olsen will get you the best deal possible. 

Contact a Lancaster County Domestic Violence Lawyer

At this critical moment in your life, let Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. and Attorney Tom Olsen protect your future. To discuss your case with a Lincoln family violence attorney, contact us at 402-598-5789 for a free consultation. We also serve clients in Aurora, Buffalo County, Dawson County, Grand Island, Hall County, Hamilton County, Kearney, Lexington, Lincoln County, North Platte, Papillion, Sarpy County, Seward, York, and York County.

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