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November 2017 Archives

Report by investigator's wife leads to arrest and charges

Nebraska residents who are arrested for suspected drug crimes may find themselves in such a situation due to some unusual circumstances. These cases, despite how they may be reported in the local media, can often be very complex. Many fine details could potentially change a citizen's, judge's or jury member's view of the defendant's actual guilt or innocence.

How can a drug conviction hurt you?

When you're charged with drug-related crimes, the severity of a potential conviction may take a while to sink in. Fortunately, you have Nebraska legal professional McGoughlaw P.C., L.L.O., here to show you the intense impact that a conviction can have.

New tech gadget lets sheriff's scan vehicles for drugs

Residents in Nebraska who are ever stopped in cars by police or other law enforcement officers should always understand their rights when it comes to the questions asked and to potentially having their vehicles searched. While certainly officers are able to investigate potential crimes or illegal actions, suspected defendants also have rights and in these situations. Now, there are new ways that law enforcement might perform searches and this may be a big game changer for many.

Relapse sends man back to prison

While the President of the United States recently declared the country's opioid epidemic a public health emergency, many in Nebraska and other states continue to struggle with the difficulties associated with serious drug addiction. These difficulties include the toll on a person's physical and emotional health but extend to their friends and families as well. When people are thrown into jails or prisons rather that given help for this disease, many people end up suffering.

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.

How an attorney helps after a DUI charge

Facing a charge of driving under the influence is an incredibly uncertain time in a person's life. If you are ever in this situation, you could feel like your driver's license, professional credentials and your job are all in jeopardy. Society does not take drunken driving lightly, and you may feel a certain social stigma after being charged. However, just because you feel trapped does not mean you are without legal options.

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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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  • “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
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