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September 2017 Archives

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.

Police cannot draw blood without consent

One of the news stories to capture national attention this month took place in Salt Lake City, where police arrested a nurse for refusing a blood draw from an unconscious patient. The nurse was following hospital rules to protect patient privacy. The detective on the scene arrested her for obstruction.

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.

False drug test lands man in prison for drywall powder

Few life events sting like a wrongful arrest. That feeling of accusation cuts deep, knowing that other people won't look at you the same way. It hurts more than your feelings. It damages your reputation, your relationships and your career. Allegations have serious consequences.

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.

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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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