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January 2018 Archives

Think carefully before engaging in an online prank

People who play online games or debate hot topics like politics and religion are aware that the Internet can be a contentious place. It can be easy for Nebraska residents to get sucked into an online argument and forget that real people are behind what one sees on the monitor. While it is one thing to debate opinions in a chat room, some activity that begins online can cross over into the real world and become a crime.

Online arguments might cross the line to a criminal charge

People who spend any amount of time online can agree that the atmosphere may get emotionally charged. Whether defending a political stance, citing an opinion on a parenting video or engaging in a quest with multiple players in an online game, not everyone agrees with everyone else’s way of doing things. It can also be easy for forget that real people are behind the words one reads on the Internet. Therefore, people in Nebraska and elsewhere might not put much thought behind getting even with someone after an online disagreement.

What is Nebraska's stance on marijuana?

If you are a Nebraska resident who enjoys smoking an occasional joint in the privacy of your own home, it is unlikely that you will face legal consequences for doing so. For the most part, what you do in your home is your private business and law enforcement will not interfere with your doing it, such as “busting” you for possession of marijuana. However, as FindLaw points out, possessing even one ounce or less of marijuana is still a misdemeanor in Nebraska. You will face a $300 fine if law enforcement catches you with it outside your home and this is your first offense. You may also have to enroll in a drug prevention class.

What if my employer claims I stole from the company?

When employees in Nebraska like you are facing felony theft charges at the hands of your employer or company, you will need a helping hand to guide you through the legal battle ahead. This is where McGoughLaw P.C. L.L.O., can help, providing you with information that you can use to defend yourself against unjust accusations in court.

Traffic Stop Nets 60 Pounds of Pot Intended for Christmas Gifts

While many of us were out looking for the latest holiday sales on clothes, shoes and home goods, an elderly couple had a different idea for spreading holiday cheer. They stocked up on 60 pounds of high-grade pot intended, they say, for family Christmas gifts. The couple then started driving east toward Vermont to visit family.

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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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