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Elderly woman charged with drunk driving

Many people in Nebraska may well have an image in their minds of the stereotype person who gets arrested for and charged with drunk driving. Quite typically, this image is not very positive and essentially assumes that only very irresponsible people would ever be facing this type of criminal charge. The stereotype may also make people think that only young drivers are arrested for driving under the influence. That could actually not be further from the truth.

New facility for work-release inmates

Nebraska residents who have been convicted of crimes or who may have loved ones in the state prison system know that overcrowding in the state's facility has been a serious problem. In fact, when the residence rate reached 160 percent of capacity, Nebraska had the second-highest inmate capacity rate of any state in the nation.

Drug crime sentencing not yet resolved

In Nebraska, state lawmakers have been at odds with law enforcement teams and criminal prosecutors for some time now regarding sentencing guidelines for select offenses and there appears to be no end in sight to the issue just yet. Specifically, the groups are arguing over whether or not there should be mandatory minimum sentences for some drug crimes. Some more serious offenses are not included in the debate.

How can I find a job after prison?

If you have been convicted of a criminal offense in Nebraska and were ordered to spend some time in a jail or a prison, one concern you may have is about how you will ever find a job again once your sentence has been served. Certainly it can be challenging to get a job with a criminal record but it need not be impossible. With a plan and the right help, you may be able to get yourself on a good path of employment and a more positive future.

Questions arise in DUI blood draws

Nebraska residents know that an arrest for suspected driving under the influence can lead to serious penalties for people who are ultimately convicted of these types of charges. However, it is also important to be aware of some of the changes to the laws regarding the investigation process for drunk driving.

State sued for humanitarian crisis in prisons

Nebraska residents who may have been arrested and charged with a crime or their loved ones have many things to be concerned about. While certainly understanding the defense process and the potential penalties that may be associated with their charges, there are potentially other problems that they might not think of. If they are eventually sentenced to some time in jail, people should be aware that there are known problems in many of the state's prison facilities.

Search warrants in Nebraska

Have you had your car, home or other belongings searched by law enforcement officers in Nebraska? Maybe you have even had your person searched by a police officer or other authority. Understanding your rights in these situations is important because there are both state and federal laws in place that are designed to protect you and your right to privacy.

What is the one-leg stand test?

When a person in Nebraska is stopped by a police officer, sheriff or other member of a law enforcement entity, there exists the potential that the officer may investigate them for suspected driving under the influence. Many things may make this line of questioning possible such as the presence of alcohol on a person's breath. When this sequence of investigation is initiated, three different field sobriety tests that are standardized for use by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may be used. One of these is the one-leg stand test.

Defining consent in Nebraska

Upon hearing of accusations of sexual assault in Omaha, many may automatically assume that such offenses are perpetrated by deviants targeting random victims. In reality, however, rape and other sex crimes are often considered to be much more intimate. Data shared by DisasterCenter.com shows that as recently as 2015, there were 652 documented cases of rape in Nebraska alone. In many of those cases, the alleged victims likely knew their attackers. Those labeled as their attackers, however, may have not realized that the potential of their being accused of such a crime was present at all. They might have even reasonably believed that the encounters that led to them being charged were consensual.

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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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