Domestic Violence

Gering Domestic Violence Lawyer

Arrested for Domestic Violence in Nebraska?

Domestic violence is a serious criminal charge in Nebraska. If you are accused of domestic violence, you need an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney on your side. Domestic violence charges can affect your relationships, your reputation, and your future. If you have been arrested or are under investigation for domestic violence, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible. At Island Law Office, our Gering domestic violence attorneys have handled hundreds of cases and can help you fight your charges.

Call us today at (308) 270-6010 or online for an initial consultation.

What is Domestic Violence in Nebraska?

In Nebraska, domestic violence is any act of violence against a family member or household member. In Nebraska, domestic violence refers to abusive behaviors that occur within certain types of relationships, such as spouses, former spouses, people who share a child in common, individuals who are dating or have dated, and household members related by blood or marriage.

Charges & Penalties for Domestic Violence in Nebraska

Under Nebraska law, domestic violence can involve various offenses, including assault, battery, harassment, sexual assault, stalking, or any other crime committed against a household or family member. The specific charges and penalties depend on the severity of the offense and the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Here are some common domestic violence charges and their potential penalties:

  • Domestic Assault: Domestic assault occurs when a person intentionally or knowingly causes bodily injury or threatens imminent bodily injury against a household or family member. It is typically classified as a misdemeanor. The penalties can include up to one year in jail, fines up to $1,000, probation, mandatory counseling, and protection orders.
  • Domestic Assault by Strangulation: This charge applies when someone intentionally impedes the normal breathing or circulation of blood by applying pressure to the neck or throat of a household or family member. It is considered a felony offense. The penalties can include imprisonment between three and 20 years, fines up to $10,000, probation, mandatory counseling, and protection orders.
  • Domestic Sexual Assault: This charge involves engaging in sexual penetration with a household or family member without their consent. It can be classified as a felony offense, depending on the circumstances. The penalties for domestic sexual assault can vary, but they generally include imprisonment, fines, probation, mandatory counseling, and registration as a sex offender.
  • Violation of a Protection Order: If someone violates a protection order (also known as a restraining order or no-contact order) related to a domestic violence case, they can face additional charges. The penalties for violating a protection order can include imprisonment, fines, probation, mandatory counseling, and an extension of the protection order.

It's important to note that penalties can vary based on factors such as prior criminal history, the severity of injuries, the use of weapons, and the presence of aggravating circumstances. Repeat offenses or situations involving serious bodily harm may result in more severe penalties.

If you are convicted of domestic violence, your conviction will be public record. This can lead to problems finding employment, housing, or education. It can also affect your ability to see your children, as well as your ability to obtain a visa or a green card.

Defending Against Domestic Violence Charges

Our Gering domestic violence attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can help you no matter where you are located. We can help you understand the charges against you and help you explore all of your legal options.

Call (308) 270-6010 today for a confidential consultation!


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