Thomas M. Petersen
Petersen Criminal Defense Law
About Thomas M. PetersenEstablished in 1995, Petersen Criminal Defense has handled over 6000 cases. Due to ever increasing complexity and conflicting legislation, I have limited my practice solely to criminal defense such as drunk driving, federal crimes, sexual assault, drug crimes and assault.
I grew up in Spokane, Washington and discovered at an early age that I wanted to pursue a legal career.
At age 16, I began working at a general practice law firm answering phones and filing legal documents. Eventually, I was admitted under Rule 16 of the Washington Supreme Court to represent clients on a limited basis. By age 19, I was handling traffic tickets in the lower courts under the supervision of an excellent criminal defense attorney.
I clerked at Decker Law Office for 6 years where I learned the art of operating a law office. This is a skill they do not teach in law school and I am grateful for their kind guidance.
I moved to Omaha in 1991 to attend Creighton Law School and graduated from there, Cum Laude, in 1994.
Petersen Law Office was born in 1995 and although I have handled countless types of cases, my passion was always for defending the underdog. I therefore limited my practice to criminal defense in 2000.
- Criminal Law
- Domestic Violence
- DUI & DWI
- White Collar Crime
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Lawyer, Petersen Criminal Defense Law|
|Petersen Criminal Defense is dedicated to defending those accused of crimes in Omaha, Cass County and Sarpy County, Nebraska.|
|Creighton University School of Law - Creighton University||J.D.||Law|
|Honors: Cum Laude|
|Activities: Parliamentarian of Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity|
|Top 50 DUI Lawyers in Nebraska, National Advocacy for DUI Defense|
|The sole purpose of The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD) is to award those it has determined are the nation’s best private Driving Under the Influence (DUI) attorneys. NAFDD has identified the finest criminal defense attorneys in each state and selected those who spend a significant portion of their practice representing individuals accused of DUI offenses (sometimes called DWI, DWII, OUI, OVI, OWI or OUII).|
|Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers|
|Member, Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association|
|Activities: The Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorneys Association strives to serve the needs of criminal defense attorneys throughout Nebraska by conducting numerous seminars, publishing a newsletter and maintaining a brief bank.|
|Member, Omaha Bar Association|
|Member, Nebraska Bar Association|
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Q. Dui, left the state of nebraska, warrant out for arrest. Had a lawyer from nebraska, What should I do?
A: If you have an active warrant in Nebraska, you will have to return to the State to have the warrant cancelled. Take a look at my website to get more information on DUI defenses and penalties. Omaha DUI Lawyer
Q. What does theft by shoplifting-2nd offense mean? If this was only my first time caught
A: This means that your record is showing that you have a prior shoplifting conviction that the State intends to use to enhance the penalties on the current charge. If you have no prior, it could be someone with a similar name or someone used your id when getting arrested for shoplifting. Contact a good criminal defense lawyer to help you.
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Blog: Omaha DUI Attorney
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