Nebraska Criminal & Trial Lawyers
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How Our Team Handles Criminal Cases

Omaha Criminal Defense Lawyers

There are many criminal defense firms serving Nebraska and Iowa, but McGoughLaw P.C. L.L.O. enjoys an exceptional record of success. We attribute this success to our collaborative spirit and our unrelenting focus on our clients' best interests.

Call us at (402) 614-8655 to learn more about our approach to criminal defense cases.

We Are Your Advocates at Every Step

We believe that access to justice is a fundamental right and our clients deserve unconditional advocacy and support. When the entire legal system appears to be against you, you can count on McGoughLaw P.C. L.L.O. to fight for you. If there is an argument to be made on your behalf, we will make it. If there is a piece of evidence that helps your case, we will find it.

This commitment extends beyond trial advocacy — we approach every case from a place of trust and a presumption that our clients are good people. We care about your success and freedom as much as you do.

Given our record of success in trial and our position as leaders in sex crimes defense, we frequently assist other law firms. If you are an attorney representing someone in a complex criminal matter, we encourage you to contact us to learn more about how we can help.

Our Entire Team Is Dedicated to Your Case

Most law firms assign a case to a single lawyer or small team. But when you hire our firm, we do not hand you off to a single lawyer. Instead, you have a whole team working on your defense. Every member of our team knows what is happening with your case, so if you call to ask a question, you get an answer quickly instead of waiting for your attorney to call you back.

Taking a team approach also lets us view your case from every angle, gaining important insight from every perspective. We use this information to create a strong defense strategy that is appealing to judges and jury pools, increasing our chances of obtaining a not guilty verdict or a reduction or dismissal of your charges.

Before trial, our entire team, including assistants and administrative staff, get together to review the case. Often, the non-attorneys at our firm give us the most valuable insight into what a jury may think of a case. Our record of success at trial is due partly to our willingness to consider all angles and take the team's opinions into account.

Let our team get to work for you. Please contact our Omaha criminal defense attorneys at (402) 614-8655.

Case Results

  • Assaults
    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 assaulting an officer. The matter proceeded to trial and the jury found our client not guilty. Defendant was charged with assault. Following our investigation and presentation of relevant information to the State, the State agreed to dismiss the charges against our client. Defendant was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Following our investigation and presentation of materials to the State, the State agreed to dismiss all charges against our client.
  • Drug Possession
    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 carrying numerous pounds of marijuana. Following a suppression hearing where several statements made by the arresting officer were called into question, the State dismissed the felony possession charge. At sentencing, we presented evidence and information that convinced the Court to sentence our client to probation with no jail time. Defendant was charged with carrying numerous pounds of marijuana. Following a complete investigation by our firm, the State agreed to give the Defendant a deferred sentence which would not appear on his record. Our client avoided any criminal conviction and avoided a jail sentence. Defendant was charged with possessing drugs found at the airport. After our investigation and presentation of materials to the State, the State agreed to dismiss the charges against our client. Defendant was charged with possession of prescription drugs. Following a successful suppression hearing where the Court ruled that the State could not use certain evidence against our client, the State agreed to dismiss all felony charges against our client. At sentencing on a reduced misdemeanor charge, we were successful in convincing the Court to sentence our client to probation with no jail time. Defendant was charged with possession of prescription drugs while a student at college. After our investigation and presentation of materials to the State, the State agreed to refer the matter to diversion. This resulted in our client not having any criminal charges on his record. Defendant was charged with drug conspiracy and possession of a weapon. Following a hearing challenging the Government's evidence, the Court sustained our motion to suppress and ruled that the Government did not have probable cause to stop, detain or search our client.
  • Other Offenses
    Defendant was charged with possession of child pornography and was previously represented by a different attorney. Defendant came to us for help because his current attorney was not able to get the matter resolved from Defendant. Following our investigation and presentation of materials to the State, the State agreed to dismiss all felony charges against our client. Based upon our presentation to the Court at sentencing, the Court agreed to sentence our client to probation without having to go to jail. Defendant was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. The matter proceeded to trial and the jury found our client Not Guilty. Defendant was charged in federal court with impersonating an officer. Following an investigation and information presented to the Government, the Government agreed to dismiss the charges against our client. Defendant was charged with child endangerment and was previously represented by a different attorney. Defendant came to us for help because her current attorney was not able to get the matter resolved for Defendant. Following our investigation and presentation of materials to the State, the State agreed to dismiss all charges against our client. Defendant was previously sentenced to several years in prison. Defendant had been represented by a different lawyer. Our firm was asked to review the case to determine if there was anything that could be done to reduce Defendant's sentence. Following our investigation and presentation of materials to the State and Court, our client was re-sentenced to time served and released from prison.
  • Sexual Offenses
    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 sexual assault. At the deposition of the alleged victim, a number of inconsistencies were identified and highlighted and the State dismissed all felony charges against our client. Defendant was charged with soliciting a minor from craigslist. After taking a deposition of the alleged victim, our firm was able to highlight a number of inconsistencies and questionable information and the State dismissed all felony charges against our client. Defendant was charged with sexual assault. During the deposition of the alleged victim, our firm got the alleged victim to admit that it was possible that all of the information provided to police was from a dream and was not real. The State dismissed all felony charges against our client. Defendant was charged with sexual abuse of a family member. Following a deposition of the alleged victim and complete investigation, demonstrating that a number of statements made by the alleged victim were questionable and inconsistent with other information, the State agreed to dismiss the charges. Defendant was charged with sexual assault. The matter proceeded to trial and the jury found there was insufficient evidence to convict the Defendant. Our client was never convicted of the charge. Defendant was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault on family members. The matter proceeded to trial and the jury found Defendant not guilty of two charges and found there was insufficient evidence to convict on a third charge. Before Defendant could be retried on the third offense, the State agreed to dismiss all sexual offenses against our client. Defendant was charged with a sexual assault that the State claimed happened several years ago when the Defendant was a minor. We filed a Motion to transfer the matter to juvenile court, arguing that the matter should be dismissed. After our hearing, the State agreed to dismiss charges against our client.
  • Theft
    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 burglary. At the preliminary hearing, we created a record that established that the State had very little corroborated evidence against our client. After the hearing, we filed a motion to suppress, arguing that the charges should be dismissed because the State could not prove that our client was involved in the burglary. Shortly before a hearing on our motion, the State contacted us and agreed to dismiss all charges against our client. Defendant was charged in federal court with embezzling several thousand dollars. Following our investigation and providing relevant information to the Government and the Court, the Court agreed to sentence our client to probation with no jail time. Defendant was charged in federal court with cheating the Government out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Following our investigation and settlement negotiations with the Government, the Court agreed to sentence our client to probation without having to go to jail.

A Reputation Of Excellence

See What Our Clients Have To Say
  • “Nathan, thank you so very much for getting this matter handled for me so quickly! ”

    S.M

  • “Thank you for all that you did - Nathan did a great job.”

    F.T.

  • “Thank you to everyone for working on my son's case.”

    R.M

  • “ Keeping my record clean as possible means a lot to me and I couldn't have done it without you, thank you!”

    T.P.

  • “Thank you and everyone that's working on my case in your office!”

    S.H.

  • “We really appreciate all of your hard work, time, and concern.”

    B.B

  • “Thank you so much for all your hard work on my case which allowed me to be with my daughter and family for this holiday season.”

    M.L.

  • “Jim, thank you for everything. ”

    M.H.

  • “Thank you for your constant help with this process.”

    N.L

  • “I was very pleased with the outcome of my case and all the work the Jim and everyone did for me.”

    S.B.

  • “Your office got involved at the right time and did a phenomenal job on cross-examination of the witnesses.”

    R.W.

  • “Nathan, thank you again for representing my case. I appreciate all the knowledge you provided and ensuring that I was in good hands.”

    A.K.

  • “ I would without a doubt say his representation was above and beyond my expectations. ”

    D.B.

  • “Jim is the best lawyer I've seen and I was very pleased.”

    J.M.

  • “Thank you so much Jim for everything you have been doing on my case, you are greatly appreciated.”

    S.H.