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February 2018 Archives

Treatment and better futures focus of court program

People who have been arrested for and charged with criminal offenses related to drugs in Nebraska may often have related addiction or drug abuse problems. This is something that is slowly but eventually being recognized by lawmakers and those in the criminal justice system. One manifestation of this recognition is the development of drug courts or problem-solving courts as they may also be called.

Nebraska's drug schedules

The topic of recreational drug use can be a hot button one in Omaha and throughout the rest of the United States. On one side, some may argue that people should be free to do what they please provided it causes no physical or financial harm to others. On the other, there are those who point out that abusing drugs makes one a danger to both him or herself and others. Just how common is drug use in the U.S.? According to data shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 10 percent of the population over the age of 12 admits to doing it. 

Couple arrested outside of Lincoln familiar to local authorities

As the legalization of marijuana has occurred in several states, confusion has also arisen over how its possession and/or sale is treated legally across the country. Those living in states where recreational use of cannabis is allowed may not understand that transporting it into states where it is not could result in criminal penalties. In such a case, ignorance regarding local state laws may not stand up as a sufficient argument. 

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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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