Being arrested and charged with a criminal offense can be one of the most daunting and life-changing experiences you will ever go through. Whether it involves a misdemeanor or a serious felony charge, you could be facing severe and long-lasting effects on multiple areas of your life. These can range from the destruction of your reputation and personal relationships to the loss of your job, your freedom, and financial duress due to fines and jail or prison time. Additionally, if you wind up with a permanent criminal record, it can jeopardize prospects in future employment, housing, educational aid, and more.
When dealing with such a situation, the best action you can take to protect yourself is to turn to an experienced criminal defense attorney for advice and guidance. At Island Law Office, PC, LLO, you can rely on trial-tested legal representation from a firm that has served Nebraskans throughout the panhandle for well over two decades. Founding Attorney Bell Island has conducted numerous jury trials, has engaged in advanced training critical to our criminal law practice, and has appeared in our State Supreme Court in tenaciously pursuing the best interests of clients.
Criminal Defense Cases in Nebraska
At Island Law Office, PC, LLO, we handle a range of criminal accusations, arrests, and charges.
These can include but are not limited to:
- Sexual Assault
- DUI/DWI Offenses
- Drug Possession, Distribution, Manufacture, and Trafficking
- Domestic Violence Offenses
- Weapons Offenses
- Public Intoxication
How you are charged in such cases will depend on the nature of the offense, your past criminal history, if any, whether deadly weapons were used, the extent of any physical or financial harm caused to alleged victims, and other circumstances of your case.
Aggravating vs. Mitigating Factors
Circumstances that enhance potential penalties are those that make the crime more serious, known as “aggravating” factors, such as threatening victims with a weapon. Circumstances that may lessen charges or penalties are known as “mitigating” circumstances or those that show you were less involved in the commission of the crime.
Regardless of the circumstances, you are innocent until proven guilty, and putting a knowledgeable and experienced attorney on your side can increase your chances of a favorable result. At our firm, we can help you understand the charges you face, develop a legal strategy in your defense, negotiate a plea bargain, where necessary, or fight for your best interests in court. We start by thoroughly investigating the circumstances of your arrest and charges to uncover any flaws or weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case.
Contact Our Criminal Defense Attorneys in Gering Today
Throughout the entire process, our Gering criminal defense lawyers work to ensure that your legal rights are respected and that our advice and guidance are tailored to the specifics of your case. When the stakes are high, your best path forward is to take advantage of the experience, knowledge, skills, and diligence of our team in serving your needs throughout the criminal process.
Contact Island Law Office today to get started on your defense with our Gering criminal defense lawyers.