Defending a Criminal Case in Omaha
Although every criminal case is different because the charges, facts, and circumstances are rarely the same, there are certain defense strategies and tactics that are employed our Omaha criminal defense lawyers in virtually every case. Aside from an extensive interview of the client and a thorough investigation of the allegations, usually with the aid of a private investigator, every case must be analyzed for motion issues before deciding a course of action. In almost every case, there is some conduct by the police, prosecutor, alleged victim or witnesses that can be challenged in court to eliminate or restrict the admissibility of evidence. If there are no legal motions to pursue, the client must decide whether to proceed to trial and defend the case on its merits or negotiate a settlement.
In addition to analyzing the case for legal motions, it is usually a benefit for the client to “slow the process” down. First, prosecutors tend to tire because they have a constant flow of new cases They are more, therefore, more amenable to reducing charges or negotiating a fair resolution. Second, it affords the client an opportunity to engage in counseling or community service which is helpful for negotiating the case or at a sentencing if the client is convicted after a trial. Lastly, it allows time for a complete and thorough defense investigation.
How Our Lawyers Can Help You
In many criminal cases, there is an underlying problem that influenced or precipitated the criminal conduct. The problem may include an addiction or use of alcohol or illegal or prescription drugs, anger management issues, financial pressures or certain sexual proclivities. Depending upon the type of problem, we will refer you to the appropriate experts. Our professionals will work with you to make the best choice for you and family members. Having a professional determine the problem and develop a plan for recovery can be critically important in the outcome of the case.
In negotiations and in court we emphasize the solution to the problem and seek alternatives to jail through treatment programs. If you would like a free consultation regarding your criminal case, please contact an experienced Omaha criminal defense lawyers to discuss your case. Let us put our vast resources and experience to work for you.