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December 2016 Archives

Understanding search and seizure laws

If you are like most Nebraska residents, you have heard people talk about reasonable search and seizure. You have probably seen such references in movies or television shows in which people allege a search warrant is needed for certain things. But, just what are the laws regarding this and what is played up for drama's sake in movies and shows? 

Shifts noticed in Nebraska residents' support for death penalty

In the recent general election, Nebraska residents had the opportunity to cast their votes for or against the reinstatement of the death penalty in the state. Of those who did actually vote, 61 percent voted in favor of the reinstatement. But, is that result reflective of how the majority of Nebraska residents really think? Some recently released research results suggests it is not.

Should we be suspicious about predictive policing?

The future of policing is now. It's not Robocop or drone surveillance but it is run by computers. New software called PredPol (for "predictive policing") is being used by as many as 20 of the nation's 50 largest police forces to target potential criminals in supposedly high-crime areas.

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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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