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February 2016 Archives

Off the record with the police

Should you be walking along a street in Lincoln and be accosted by a police officer, and they begin asking you some questions, remember this: anything you say to the officer can and will be used against you in a court. Should it come to that. Now perhaps the officer is simply asking you for the time of day or noting the weather, even with that bland of a statement, your response is always "on the record."

Problems with police body cameras

Body cameras on police are still relatively new phenomena. While they provide the opportunity for obtaining a more objective perspective on some citizen-police interaction, a recent report suggests that as with virtually everything related to the police, the devil is in the details.

Reasonable doubt and criminal certainty

Being charged with a crime is a frightening experience. The prospect of being sent to prison and losing your liberty is shocking for most people. But many people believe the system is generally effective and accurate, and that if someone is convicted of a crime, they must have done it.

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Success Stories

  • Defendant was charged with sexual assault of a minor. At the deposition of the alleged victim, our firm got the alleged victim to confess that she made the whole thing up. Charges were dropped against our client.
  • Defendant was charged with possessing a large quantity of marijuana. Following a complete investigation by our firm, the State agreed to dismiss all charges against our client.
  • Defendant was charged with embezzling more than $300,000.00, from a previous employer. At the deposition of the alleged victim, our firm highlighted a number of inconsistencies and questionable statements. The State agreed to dismiss all charges against our client.
  • Defendant was charged with child abuse resulting in death. Following the investigation of our firm, depositions of key witnesses and presentation of our findings to the prosecutor, the State agreed to dismiss the charges against our client.
  • Defendant was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. The matter proceeded to trial and the jury found our client Not Guilty.

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • “Jim, Thank you for all of your help over the past couple weeks. I cannot emphasize enough how much better I have felt after receiving your help. Keeping my record clean as possible means a lot to me and I couldn’t have done it without you, thank you!” -TP
  • “Jim, It's always a pleasure to see you in court. Your effective, professional representation of your clients is so helpful.” -LW
  • “Jim, On behalf of the V family, please allow me to offer a HUGE thank you for your exemplary legal representation - especially considering you took on this case a mere 5 months ago. ” -CV
  • “Thank you so much Jim for everything you have been doing on my case, you are greatly appreciated. I will contact you if anything else comes up//until then God bless you! ” -SH
  • “Jim, thank you for everything. After I was resentenced I became eligible for camp custody. I am now on the RDAP list and doing fine” -MH
  • “JThank you so much for writing back. I read your response and I want you to know I completely trust you” -KV