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March 2016 Archives

A look at drug crimes in Nebraska

The thought of being charged with a drug crime can understandably be a scary one. If you are a Nebraska resident who faces such a charge either for the first time or a subsequent time, you will want to understand more about how the state classifies these charges as you navigate your way through the criminal defense process. The Nebraska Legislature explains that drug crimes can involve substances that are considered to be controlled as well as substances that are essentially fraudulent or counterfeit.

Juvenile not required to register as sex offender

Nebraska residents who have are charged with sex crimes know that they may be required to participate in the state’s sex offender registry program if they are ultimately convicted. However, some potentially unclear wording in the state’s laws have been causing some issues in a case that has made its way to a federal judge.

How does Nebraska’s sex offender registry work?

If you have been arrested on suspicion of a sex crime in Nebraska, it will be important to understand the potential penalties that may be incurred if a conviction is ultimately achieved. Among the consequences that you may face if you are convicted of a sex crime charge is the required participation in the state’s sex offender registry program.

Is it illegal to use marijuana in Nebraska?

While many states have legalized marijuana, either medicinally or for recreational use, Nebraska has yet to do so. This means that it is illegal for you to both use and possess the drug while in the state, and if you are caught, you may face severe penalties depending on the amount you have in your possession.

Drug busts and forfeiture

In an unusual moment of agreement between law enforcement and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), legislation pending in the Nebraska legislature that would amend the state's forfeiture law has received the approval of both groups.

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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.

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