For young adults, particularly college students and their families, a run-in with the law can have long-term personal and professional consequences.
At Hightower Reff Law, our years of experience handling these specific types of criminal defense cases lend an added advantage to our clients. By working with us, you and your family will benefit from our custom-tailored defense strategies, as well as the resources necessary to counter the effects of an arrest.
Defending Students And Those Throughout The Campus Community
In Omaha and in college communities throughout Nebraska, there are plenty of opportunities for students and young people to get caught up in a difficult legal situation. Off-campus parties, raucous sporting events and campus housing are all prime areas for offenses that can land a student or a campus visitor in legal trouble.
Some of the most common types of offenses we see at Hightower Reff Law include:
- Drug offenses: Marijuana possession and prescription drug possession are common among students and young people. Prescription medications and painkillers, such as OxyContin, hydrocodone, Ritalin and Adderall, are often stolen from a family member and bought or sold around campus.
- Inappropriate texting, "sexting" and harassment: Young people may not realize the implications of texting or posting potentially illegal messages or images to social media or other public venues. In some cases, disorderly conduct charges may be filed against those who use abusive language or are disruptive in public settings.
- Property crimes: Shoplifting, burglary, robbery and other crimes can carry serious consequences for students as they may tarnish an otherwise clean criminal record.
- Alcohol-related crimes: There are numerous crimes that can result from the misuse of alcohol. DUI and minor in possession are common, but crimes such as public intoxication, public urination, noise ordinance violations and assault can all stem from an incident induced by illegal use of alcohol.
Collateral Consequences Have A Lasting Effect
For many students, higher education is an opportunity to secure an occupation after graduation. However, an arrest can leave a lasting stain on your record.
As your attorneys, we will aggressively fight to see that that doesn't happen. By carrying out investigations, gathering evidence and pleading your case, we can often reach a settlement or even have the charges dropped instead of going to trial.
If going to trial is necessary, we will bring an aggressive defense strategy into the courtroom.
Reach Out To Our Omaha Law Office For Experienced Representation
Whether you or a loved one was arrested for campus crimes committed at Creighton University, the University of Nebraska Omaha or another campus in Nebraska, our team of lawyers understands the campus communities and the implications of handling cases that involve a young person's future.