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Letting the truth come out

We know that marriages are often filled with problems, some of which may result in a certain amount of tension between two people. Whether it is a matter of child rearing, professional goals or finances, small arguments often develop over time to become large disagreements. There are many acceptable ways to deal with this stress and ultimately resolve an argument, but we firmly believe that abusing the Nebraska criminal justice system by filing false accusations of domestic violence is not an appropriate method.

At McGoughLaw P.C., L.L.O., we believe in the power of justice. We also respect the system that dispenses it. That is why we fight so tenaciously to defend our clients against the spurious claims they face from their trusted family members. 

All too often, a disgruntled spouse may see the strategic benefit that a criminal conviction could provide in divorce proceedings against one of our clients. We attempt to dispel the bluster and posturing that is characteristic of many of these false claims in order to show what is truly underneath: a normal, if somewhat strained, domestic relationship.

One of the problems we see with these types of cases is that the accusation alone is sometimes enough to enrage an otherwise reasonable person. When emotions flare up, people tend to make mistakes that could seem to add support to untruthful claims.

Information helps people keep a level head, and that is why we always attempt to respond quickly and explain what is happening to each of our clients. To learn more, please visit us at our main website.

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