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October 2016 Archives

Drug charge dismissed without prejudice; warrant could be issued

Nebraska residents who enter into plea agreements after being arrested do not always know the final outcome of their cases at that time. In some instances, there may be lab tests or other evidence that defense or prosecution teams are waiting on before finalizing a particular case. This is what is happening to a man and a woman in Nebraska after their recent arrests and stints in jail.

Seven charges reduced to two in plea bargain

Quite often, Nebraska residents may well do better to not read reports about criminal activity. With few details given, the reality of cases may be very skewed and give the wrong impression. However, some of the time, it may serve defendants well to read such reports as it can confirm for them that all is not lost as soon as they are charged with a laundry list of misdemeanor or felony offenses.

How are drugs classified?

If you have been charged with a drug crime in Nebraska, you might have wondered how the specific charges against you were determined. While there may be multiple factors that play into a criminal charge, when it comes to drugs the classification of the drug involved is one of those factors. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration outlines what it refers to as five different schedules of drugs. These are determined based upon the combination of the substance's approved or safe medicinal use and the likelihood that it may lead to dependence or abuse.

How serious is heroin addiction in Nebraska?

People in Nebraska who are concerned about being arrested for a suspected drug crime may themselves actually be struggling with a serious drug addiction. Despite acknowledgement among professionals that addiction is a serious problem that is extremely difficult to control or overcome, too many people continue to hold strong negative stereotypes about people who face this issue. Just how serious is heroin addiction in Nebraska?

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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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