Omaha DUI Defense Attorney
Former Prosecutor & Police Officer Working for You in Douglas & Sarpy Counties
As in all states, Nebraska takes a hard line with drunk and/or drugged driving. If you have been arrested, you face a variety of penalties along with the collateral damage of a permanent criminal record. You may believe that fighting a DUI is a lost cause but that is negative thinking. Many defense strategies may be available that could result in a case dismissal or dropped charges. However, you will need the services of a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who knows how to investigate and challenge the evidence being used against you.
You can find a trusted Omaha DUI defense lawyer at Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Attorney at Law. Our lawyer uses his experience as a former police officer and prosecutor, as well as his many years as a defense lawyer, to deconstruct the state’s evidence in search of errors, flaws, and inconsistencies that could work on your behalf. You will always receive personalized legal service and our firm is committed to providing you with excellence in legal ability.
DUI Law in Nebraska
You can be arrested for DUI in Nebraska for operating or merely being in physical contact with a motor vehicle while impaired from alcohol and/or drugs. That means an arrest can be made even if you are not driving but sitting in the driver’s seat with the keys in the ignition. The legal limit in Nebraska is .08% or higher blood alcohol concentration (BAC). For commercial drivers, it is .04% and for those under 21 it is .02%. Furthermore, if your BAC is .15% or more, you will face enhanced penalties.
A first-offense DUI is punishable by:
- 7 to 60 days in jail
- $500 fine
- 6 months license suspension
- Ignition interlock device installation and maintenance
- Alcohol assessment and treatment program
- Alcohol monitoring
Second, third, and subsequent offenses are punished more severely with steeper fines, longer incarceration periods, longer license suspensions, and other court-ordered penalties and programs.
When facing a DUI arrest, it is imperative that you work with a firm with a solid reputation for protecting your rights. Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Attorney at Law has helped thousands of individuals seek positive results in all types of criminal matters since 2005. We also provide assistance with interlock devices.
Reach out to our firm at (402) 809-5008 to discuss your case today.
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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.