Omaha Violent Crime Attorney
Nebraska's Violent Crime Laws
Violent crimes can range from simple assault to murder. As the least serious of these types of crimes, simple assault is generally charged as a misdemeanor. However, most violent crimes charged as felonies will result in a year or more of incarceration.
Types of Violent Crimes
At Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Attorney at Law, we provide aggressive representation for the following:
- Aggravated assault
- Sexual assault
- Motor vehicle homicide
What Are the Penalties for Violent Crimes in Nebraska?
Nebraska breaks down murder into first-degree and second-degree while manslaughter may be voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter involves the intention to kill while involuntary manslaughter stems from criminal negligence or recklessness without intent. Manslaughter is punishable by up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $25,000. First-degree murder is punishable by life in prison while second-degree murder is punishable by 20 years up to life in prison.
Does Nebraska Have the Death Penalty?
It is important to note that while there was a 2015 repeal attempt for the death penalty (capital punishment), in Nebraska it is still legal and was used to to execute Carey Dean Moore on August 14th of 2018. Typically, violent crimes, particularly murder, are the most common reasoning for executing an individual depending of the circumstances. If you have been charged with murder, especially in the first degree, it is imperative that you contact a qualified attorney immediately.
Violent crimes receive harsh penalties due to their aggressive nature against others. These crimes are generally charged as felonies punishable by lengthy prison terms, exorbitant fines, probation, and potential restitution depending on the circumstances. If you are being investigated for a violent crime or are already facing formal charges, your first priority should be to enlist the services of our Omaha violent crimes defense attorney. Michael J. Fitzpatrick is a former prosecutor and former police officer who thoroughly understands the methods and tactics that are used in such cases.
Our firm is here to ensure that your rights are fiercely protected throughout every phase of your case. Under the U.S. Constitution, you are innocent until proven guilty and we will work tirelessly on your behalf in seeking the most favorable outcome possible.
Phone us at (402) 809-5008 as soon as possible.
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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.