Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys in Nebraska

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Nebraska Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers

When you are charged with a federal crime in Nebraska, you might not know what steps to take next. Many people feel a sense of hopelessness and fear as they face a federal charge. However, while it is true that federal charges can lead to severe consequences, you do not have to face this legal situation alone.

Hiring a criminal defense team to defend your rights and fight your charges is the first step towards getting your life back. With the right legal counsel, you have the chance to create a strong defense strategy and prepare for federal court.

Our team of federal defense lawyers and investigators at The Criminal Defense Firm can help you safeguard your future and mitigate your criminal charges. We offer legal services for defendants during their criminal trials in Nebraska. We will also defend you during the appeals process if this becomes necessary.

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Brian J. Kuester
Brian J. Kuester

Former U.S. Attorney

Former DA

Amanda Marshall
Amanda Marshall

Former U.S. Attorney

Local Counsel

Joe Brown
Joe Brown

Former U.S. Attorney
& Former District Attorney

Local Counsel

John W. Sellers
John W. Sellers

Former Senior Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice

Local Counsel

John W. Sellers
Linda Julin McNamara

Former Chief, DOJ Appeals

Local Counsel

Elizabeth Stepp
Elizabeth Stepp

Litigation Counsel

Aaron L. Wiley
Aaron L. Wiley

Former Federal Prosecutor

Local Counsel

Roger Bach
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (OIG)

Timothy E. Allen
Timothy E. Allen

Former Senior Special Agent

Chris Quick
Chris Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

David M. Bentz
David M. Bentz

Former U.S. Secret Service Agent

Ray Yuen
Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Types of Federal Cases Our Law Firm Handles

The Criminal Defense Firm is deeply familiar with the federal court system. We have handled countless federal cases throughout the country and have represented clients accused of many different crimes. When you contact our firm, we will assess your criminal charge and form a legal strategy that suits your specific case.

Defendants are not always sure who to contact when they are faced with such serious accusations. Thankfully, our highly qualified legal team can help demystify the federal criminal justice system and your charges. This way you can make informed decisions and get closer to the legal outcomes you want.

Some of the federal defense cases we handle in Nebraska include:

We also take on cases in many other areas of criminal defense.

The Federal Court System in Nebraska

If you are charged with a crime in Nebraska you do not have to wonder which federal court district you will end up in. There is only one federal court in the state, the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska.

The courthouse for this district does have three separate court locations, though, in:

  • Omaha
  • Lincoln
  • North Platte

For defendants that wish to appeal their case, your appeal will be heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in St. Louis, Missouri. Our firm can help you with your appeal if you want to take this step in the legal process.

The Legal Consequences of Federal Criminal Charges in Nebraska

Any kind of criminal charge has the potential to negatively impact your life. However, if you are charged with a federal crime, understand that the penalties are far more pervasive and severe. Not only do you face the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence and expensive fines, but federal conviction also carries other serious penalties that could affect your career opportunities and rights as a citizen of this country.

What follows are just a few of the often-overlooked legal consequences you can face if convicted of a federal crime in Nebraska.

1. Possible Ban on Business With The Government

Your right to do business with the government could be limited once you have been convicted of a federal crime. Depending on the crime related to your sentence, you could face a ban on federal contracts and even disbarment. This usually applies to people who have committed fraud or felonies while handling a government contract.

2. Loss of Voting Rights

Voting rights are determined individually by each state. Still, depending on the state you live in, you could be barred from voting if you are convicted of a federal crime. Some states do not allow convicted felons to vote in elections.

3. Ability to Travel

Your ability to travel abroad could also be impacted by your criminal status. Certain countries might not let convicted felons into their country. You might also be denied a passport if you are on parole for certain federal crimes like drug trafficking.

4. Firearm Rights Revoked or Limited

Those convicted of federal crimes could have their firearm rights revoked. In some states, felons can still get firearms, but it will be harder to legally obtain any guns.

5. Limited Career Options

Finally, many felons find it difficult to find employment after they serve their sentence. However, if you are convicted of a federal crime, your career options may be even more limited. Not only will employers be less likely to hire you, but your federal crime may prevent you from entering certain job fields. This could include government jobs, jobs that require some kind of license, and other employment opportunities that are related to your crime.

Frequently Asked Questions About Federal Criminal Defense in Nebraska and The Criminal Defense Firm

Why Should I Hire The Criminal Defense Firm?


The Criminal Defense Firm has handled thousands of federal cases and aided clients in over 300 criminal trials. We have the experience and legal knowledge to back you in federal court.

Everyone on our team understands the complexities of federal criminal cases and knows exactly what is at stake for you as a criminal defendant. This is because many of our attorneys and consultants previously worked within the Justice Department as prosecutors and investigators.

While undergoing a criminal trial can be one of the most stressful times in your life, our competent and qualified attorneys ensure that you are fully prepared for your day in court. We strategically manage your legal defense and offer efficient services that can meet your legal goals. This way you have the chance to put your charges behind you and move on with your life.

When Is The Best Time to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer?


Federal criminal charges can lead to serious consequences. That is why you should get legal representation as soon as possible. You might be tempted to delay hiring legal representation to save money during the legal process.

However, we strongly advise against doing this. The longer you wait to hire a criminal defense lawyer, the more dangerous your charges become. Federal prosecutors are already gathering evidence against you and building a case. The sooner you have a lawyer, the more time you will have to prepare for federal court and create a sound defense strategy.

Even if you have not been charged yet, contact us. Our law firm will help guide you through the legal process and protect your rights as you navigate your legal options.

Why Am I Being Charged in Federal Court Instead of a State Court?


If you are being charged with a crime in federal court, this means that you are suspected of breaking U.S. federal law. Federal criminal charges could involve drug-related crimes, tax evasion, healthcare fraud, banking fraud, securities fraud, and other serious federal offenses.

Importantly, those who are going to federal court are also being investigated by a federal agency. Crimes that catch the attention of federal investigators and federal courts usually meet one or more of the following criteria:


  • The crime took place in multiple states
  • The criminal activity took place on federal property
  • Specific federal laws were broken
  • The person who committed the crime is from another state



Other aggravating factors could cause a crime to be tried in federal court, but typically, these are the key reasons someone is charged with a federal crime instead of a state crime.

Why Do We Not Call Ourselves The Best Criminal Defense Law Firm?


The Criminal Defense Firm has provided successful legal outcomes for many of our clients. However, while our legal team has impressed people inside and outside the courtroom, we believe that it is the testimonials from our previous clients speak for themselves and prove just how capable we are in the legal field.

Contact the Federal Criminal Defense Lawyers at The Criminal Defense Firm in Nebraska

When you are up against the federal government, it is vitally important that you hire the right criminal defense team for your case. Federal charges involve some of the harshest penalties and consequences. Your freedom and future are at risk.

Thankfully, the Criminal Defense Firm has the experience to get you through your criminal trial. We understand how to navigate through the federal court system in Nebraska on your behalf, and we will strongly advocate for you throughout the legal process, even as you face the most elite and powerful federal prosecutors and investigators in the country.

The Criminal Defense Firm represents defendants in federal court throughout Nebraska.

You can reach our law firm by calling this phone number: (866) 603-4540. Alternatively, contact us through our website.

Dallas 214-817-2053
Houston 713-454-7814
Detroit 313-634-0925
Baton Rouge 225-269-8749
New York 332-239-7345
Winter Park 407-890-0460
Miami 786-751-3247
Portland 207-222-7742
Nationwide 866-603-4540