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Criminal Law Terms

Li Law Group
 

Li Law Group is a law firm in Omaha, Nebraska. Our attorneys have successfully defended many clients with criminal charges. We are attentive to hear our clients and understand their goals. We develop and prepare our cases to achieve our clients' needs and wants. Through trust, talent, efforts, and teamwork, we zealously represent our clients. If you have need a criminal defense lawyer, call us at 402.391.2486. Our office is located at 8424 West Center Road Ste 108, Omaha, Nebraska.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arraignment

  • A hearing to inform a defendant of the charges against them, possible penalties, and whether the defendant wishes to plead guilty or not guilty to the charges.
     

Bail

  • Sometimes used interchangeably with ‘bond’, this refers to the conditions that the court may impose on a defendant in order to be released from custody. This often involves posting money as security that the defendant will appear in court for further hearings, but may also involve other restrictions on the defendant’s liberties while the charges are pending against them.

 

Bond

  • Sometimes used interchangeably with ‘bail’, this refers to the conditions that the court may impose on a defendant in order to be released from custody. This often involves posting money as security that the defendant will appear in court for further hearings, but may also involve other restrictions on the defendant’s liberties while the charges are pending against them.

 

Classes of Offenses

  • Felony

    • The most serious category of crimes that typically carry a possible punishment of imprisonment for a period of one year or more.

  • Misdemeanor

    • Crimes that are less serious than ‘felonies’ which typically carry a possible punishment of imprisonment for less than one year and a $1,000 fine.