Omaha Assault Defense Attorney
What is Assault?
Assault consists of the intentional, knowing, or reckless causing of bodily injury to another person or threatening another in a menacing manner. It can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the nature of the incident, the extent of harm caused, whether a deadly weapon was used, whether someone was killed, and other relevant factors.
Types of Assault Charges
Assault can include:
- Simple assault
- Aggravated or felony assault
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Domestic violence assault
- Sexual assault
- Assault of a police officer, probation officer, or corrections department person
Our Omaha assault defense attorney is well-versed in how law enforcement handles these cases since he is a former police officer. Michael J. Fitzpatrick is also extremely familiar with the tactics of prosecutors in these cases since he is also a former city and county prosecutor. This inside knowledge gives our firm a cutting edge as does our extensive years in practice and many successful case outcomes. To learn more about where you stand and what can be done to help you obtain the case outcome you deserve, we urge you to contact us a for a free consultation.
What are the Penalties for Assault in Nebraska?
Many circumstances can lead to an assault charge in Nebraska. If you are being investigated for assault or have already been charged with any type of assault, your first priority should be to hire a competent defense lawyer familiar with the court system. At Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Attorney at Law, we serve individuals in the greater Omaha area with dedicated and respected legal representation.
Simple assault is charged as assault in the third degree and is punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000, probation, and possible restitution to the alleged victim. Penalties for assault with a deadly weapon will depend on the nature of the incident, the extent of bodily injury inflicted, your previous criminal history, and other factors. Assault in the first degree is generally charged as a Class II felony, which is punishable by 1 to 50 years in prison.
Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Attorney at Law has handled countless cases of every variety of assault in and around Omaha. Our firm provides personalized legal service in which your case will always be handled by our attorney and never passed along to junior legal staff.
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20+ Years of Legal Experience
As a former police officer and City & County Prosecutor, Michael J. Fitzpatrick has unique set of skills that will benefit your case.
A Glowing Reputation
Michael J. Fitzpatrick is one of the premier attorneys throughout Nebraska and is highly regarded by the local legal community.
Certified in Field Sobriety Testing
Attorney Fitzpatrick has the unique skill set of being certified in field sobriety training and breathalyzer testing.