Main Menu McGoughLawP.C., L.L.O.
Contact Our Firm:
After Hours/Emergency:
  • Nebraska’s Go-To Sex Crimes Defense Firm
  • Nebraska’s Go-To Drug Crimes Defense Firm
  • Nebraska’s Go-To Criminal Defense Firm

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.

After allegedly driving the wrong way on a surface street, officers began pursuing a couple and eventually followed them onto Interstate 80 near North Platte. The pair reportedly left their vehicle at a highway rest stop and both were arrested separately. The driver was found in some woods nearby the rest stop while the passenger was located a few miles away. Both people pleaded no contest to fleeing and avoiding arrest and the driver also entered a plea of no contest to driving while under the influence. For both, original charges of distribution of methamphetamine were dropped for now.

The substance believed to be the drug that was taken from their vehicle has been sent to a lab. If results conclude that it is actually meth, the pair could face new drug-related charges. It is expected that it could take several months before this happens.

People who must wait to find out about future criminal charges face unique situations. It may be helpful to speak with an attorney at times like these.

Source: North Platte Bulletin, "Chase suspects convicted of reduced charges, released from jail," Joe Chitwood and George Lauby, Oct. 13, 2016

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • BBB Accredited Business
  • 10 Best 2016 Client Satisfaction American Institute Of Criminal Law Attorneys

Back To Top

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
  • “JThank you so much for writing back. I read your response and I want you to know I completely trust you” -KV