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August 2016 Archives

How do plea bargains work?

Have you been arrested and charged with a crime in Nebraska? If so, you no doubt have many questions about how the criminal justice system works and how you can or should proceed through it. While every case is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to a criminal defense, it is important for you to understand your options. Depending upon your circumstances, one option for you may be to enter into a plea bargain with the prosecution.

What is assault in Nebraska?

Have you been charged with assault in Nebraska? Do you know a friend or relative who has faces an assault charge? If so, you likely have several questions and may find the answers to be confusing at times. Having an understanding of what the state of Nebraska defines as assault is important for you. At its most basic level, assault relates to some sort of injury to another person. But, there are different classifications of assault charges depending upon some very specific circumstances.

Types of prescription drugs that may be addictive

While illegal drugs like heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and more often get a lot of attention when it comes to criminal charges, Nebraska residents should always remember that it is possible to be charged with a drug offense pertaining to a legal prescription medication. Many of the drugs commonly prescribed by doctors are highly addictive and can end up moving from something that helps people to something that hurts people.

Prostitution-related charges result from undercover operation

All across the nation this summer, a coordinated effort has been underway in multiple municipalities to crack down on human trafficking and related sex crimes. Nebraska law enforcement agencies have also been actively involved in such efforts. Details about exactly how officers go about curbing unwanted behaviors or finding people believed to be involved are not known but the Lincoln Police Department is among those agencies that has been active in this way.

Criminal information on background checks

Among the many things that Nebraska residents who have been charged with criminal offenses have to be concerned, future background checks may be one. Whether applying for a car loan, a new residence rental or lease or a new job, a background check may be conducted. What information will be returned to a potential lender, landlord or employer? What can be done with that information?

Hearing the other side of domestic abuse allegations

Public awareness of domestic assault has been heightened in recent years, in part as a result of incidences involving professional athletes or other notable figures. Over the last decade or more, there has been increased funding for shelters for domestic abuse victims and their children, victims' advocacy groups and counseling centers.

Drug possession charge leads to 12-month jail sentence

Any Nebraska resident who is concerned about criminal drug charges can have good reason for being so. There may be serious long-lasting penalties associated with such offenses. Additionally, there are many different types of drug charges or offenses. A person may be arrested for suspicion of possessing a drug, selling a drug, or something else.

New criminal risks created by video game

Many Nebraska residents find video games to be a great way to unwind and just have fun. They can also be a good way to stay in touch with friends as several games include interactive communication features. Even when different people just happen to be playing the same game, it can give them something in common and something to talk about together.

Are roadside sobriety tests designed to be failed?

At some point in everyone's educational life, there is a teacher who seems to derive great satisfaction from administering tests that almost no one can pass. Tests that are designed to be failed may not seem to serve any purpose in the classroom, but for law enforcement officers looking for drunk drivers, it provides an advantage they would rather you did not know about.

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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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