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March 2017 Archives

Three arrested on weapons, drug and child neglect charges

Nebraska residents who are arrested and charged with criminal offenses may find it hard to trust in the judicial system but it is important for them to realize that an arrest does not guarantee a conviction. There are three people who were recently arrested on a variety of charges in Saunders County that need to be remembering that today.

Trucker charged with drunk driving

When driving in Nebraska, people are subject to the state of Nebraska's laws regardles of their actual states of residence. The same is true for any other state in the country. This includes laws relating to traffic violations or more serious offenses like driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

What is the walk-and-turn test?

Whether or not you have ever been arrested for and charged with drunk driving in Nebraska, it may be helpful for you to have an understanding of the tests used to determine whether or not you can actually be charged with this offense. These tests may sometimes be called into question during a drunk driving defense. This is in part due to the fact that they may not be fully accurate.

State legislature may change sentencing for some drug crimes

People who are arrested for and charged with felony drug crimes in Nebraska will understandably need and want to know about the potential consequences they may face if they are ultimately convicted. For some crimes, the state's laws outline specific minimum or even maximum jail sentences. A bill was put forth in the state legislature that seeks to change some sentences for select drug crimes. 

Understanding field sobriety tests

If you have heard people talk about being arrested for drunk driving, you may know that a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent is the legal threshold at or above which you may be considered intoxicated. However, a BAC reading may not necessarily be the only test you take. Before a law enforcement officer arrests you and charges you with drunk driving, you may be asked to participate in field sobriety tests.

DUI can make for an unlucky St. Patrick's Day

Are you feeling lucky? With St. Patrick's Day here and gone once again, the imagery of leprechauns and pots of gold has Nebraskans feeling charmed - and that's no blarney. With 15 percent of people claiming Irish heritage and thousands more celebrating across the state, St. Patrick's Day is one of the most popular holidays on the calendar.

Do drug diversion programs work?

Have you been arrested for a drug crime in Nebraska? Maybe you have a close friend or family member who is facing criminal charges related to a drug arrest. Either way, you will want to learn about the state's drug diversion program. There are many reasons that states like Nebraska have established these programs and the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) indicates these programs offer many benefits to participants, court systems and the public alike.

Understanding the horizontal gaze nystagmus test

After a drunk driving arrest in Nebraska, it is understandable that you may feel you have few if any options to defend yourself. However, you should take the opportunity to learn about the details of the tests used in determining your alleged intoxication or impairment as these may provide you the ability to fight the charges against you.

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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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