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September 2016 Archives

Officers take money but do not arrest men involved

People in Nebraska who are approached seemingly out of the blue by officers may understandably find that to be uncomfortable. This may be especially so if an officer asks questions about what the people are doing or asks permission to look in their homes, vehicles, purses or other belongings. That is what happened to two men in Sarpy County this summer.

What types of criminal charges does Nebraska law recognize?

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime in Nebraska, you will certainly have many questions. These questions may well center around what type of penalties you may face if you are ultimately convicted. As you learn about the charges you face initially you may also want to learn about other levels of charges because during the defense process your ultimate charge may change such as if you enter into a plea bargain.

Take a prescription medication? You could get a DUI in Nebraska

Nearly 70 percent of Americans take prescription drugs according to the Mayo Clinic. Prescription medications are so common that your next door neighbor might take her Valium before getting in the car to pick up some groceries. Be careful before turning the car key because it is possible to get pulled over and charged with a DUI that will last on your record for 15 years.

Altercation results in head wounds and charges against woman

Nebraska residents who find themselves arrested and charged with criminal activity may often not know what to do or where to get help. The circumstances surrounding incidents and arrests may also make the facts hard to completely identify.

Overcrowding in prisons concerning to civil rights group

Nebraska residents who are arrested for drug crimes or other offenses have no shortage of things about which to be concerned. One issue facing defendants is the potential that they may be put in a severely overcrowded jail where their basic rights may not be able to be fully met. That is precisely the problem that the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska is focused on addressing today.

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  • 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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