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July 2017 Archives

Do police body cameras help or hurt criminal defense cases?

The use of body cameras by police is the latest hot button issue in the legal world. Body camera use by police is on the rise in Omaha, according to the World-HeraldRecent cases of police violence have raised the debate on whether or not body cameras are necessary and effective in law enforcement.

What prescription drugs are most addictive?

If you are like most people in Nebraska, you have been given at least one prescription for a medication by a doctor at some point. However, did you know that many such drugs can be highly addictive? While not everyone who takes a prescription medication develops an addiction to it, those that do may be at risk not only of certain health hazards but also for being accused of criminal activity. The National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests that as many as one in five Americans have taken prescription medications for purposes other than their intended uses.

Officer resigns and pleads guilty to drunk driving

Nebraska residents have good reason to be concerned about the severity of the penalties associated with a drunk driving arrest and conviction. The state has very strict laws but at the same time it also allows every person the right to defend themselves. Plea agreements may also result in people receiving sentences lesser than they may have otherwise which could give them the chance to get back on track.

How to stop an investigation in its tracks

You and your buddy had stopped into the local convenience store to buy a six pack of beer and various junk foods. You hung around for awhile and then decided to visit your favorite bar and throw back some shots. While there, a friend with a police scanner texted you saying a woman had been assaulted in the convenience store parking lot.

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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.

What Our Clients Say About Us

  • “Jim, Thank you for all of your help over the past couple weeks. I cannot emphasize enough how much better I have felt after receiving your help. Keeping my record clean as possible means a lot to me and I couldn’t have done it without you, thank you!” -TP
  • “Jim, It's always a pleasure to see you in court. Your effective, professional representation of your clients is so helpful.” -LW
  • “Jim, On behalf of the V family, please allow me to offer a HUGE thank you for your exemplary legal representation - especially considering you took on this case a mere 5 months ago. ” -CV
  • “Thank you so much Jim for everything you have been doing on my case, you are greatly appreciated. I will contact you if anything else comes up//until then God bless you! ” -SH
  • “Jim, thank you for everything. After I was resentenced I became eligible for camp custody. I am now on the RDAP list and doing fine” -MH
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