As a criminal law attorney who defends clients against Nebraska domestic violence charges and represents clients on both sides of domestic violence protection orders, I’ve helped both survivors and those accused of domestic violence for years.
Whether you’re a domestic violence survivor needing a domestic abuse protection order or someone facing Nebraska domestic violence charges, it can be a frightening time. At Hightower Reff, we believe making the legal part of the case more clear helps make it less scary.
Hightower Reff Law is a team of confident, clear, committed attorneys representing clients in the Omaha metro and surrounding areas in family law and criminal defense/dui.
No matter which side of the case you’re on, there are some basics about the law and Nebraska domestic violence charges that you should know:
When you’re facing Nebraska domestic violence charges, a protection order will be filed against you separately. You can use the same lawyer for both.
Get a lawyer on board as soon as you know about the intimate partner abuse allegations. You’ll want to be sure that lawyer knows Nebraska domestic violence law and has experience.
If you’re a survivor, have a lawyer on your side who can support you in getting, and enforcing, a protection order.
Choosing the right lawyer for your domestic violence charges – “Confident. Clear. Committed” can be your guide
At Hightower Reff, “Confident. Clear. Committed” isn’t just a tagline. It’s a guidepost for everything we do. It can also be a guidepost to help you evaluate a lawyer you’re thinking of hiring.
After you meet with the lawyer, and before you make the hiring decision, ask yourself:
- Did the lawyer give me information to help make the legal process in my case more CLEAR?
- Do I believe the lawyer is COMMITTED to helping me with my case?
- Am I CONFIDENT that the lawyer has the experience and skill it takes to make the process in my case as smooth as possible?
A final word of warning – Miranda style
Of course, it’s almost always a bad idea to talk to police without a lawyer. Remember, anything you say can be used against you… and it’s a good bet that it will be.
This article should not be construed as legal advice. Situations are different and it’s impossible to provide legal advice for every situation without knowing the individual facts.
For details about the author, Hightower Reff Partner Attorney Susan Reff, visit her profile page.
More information about Hightower Reff’s practice for domestic violence criminal charges is available here.
If you need information about our practice for domestic abuse protection orders, you can find it here.
If you need help with a domestic violence related case – whether it’s in criminal court or a family law related case, contact us today and schedule a time to meet with Susan by phone, or at our Omaha office.