Nebraska Criminal & Trial Lawyers
OUR RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS

OUR RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS

  1. Both the United States and Nebraska Constitution mandates that in any criminal prosecution, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense;
  1. Under Article I-13, the Nebraska Constitution mandates that “All courts shall be open, and every person, for any injury done him other in his or her lands, goods, person, or reputation, shall have a remedy by due course of law and justice administered without denial or delay”;
  1. As Martin Luther King Jr. stated, “Justice denied anywhere diminishes justice everywhere."
  1. Keeping with these important and invaluable rights, our firm is dedicated to providing you and our clients with aggressive legal representation;
  1. In these uncertain times, our court remains open. Although the federal courts in Iowa and Nebraska have continued some hearings, reduced hours and set screening conditions to enter, they remain operational. Similarly, on Friday, March 20, 2020, the Nebraska Supreme Court reaffirmed its earlier position set forth on March 12, 2020, that the Nebraska State Courts remain open. https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/chief-justice-heavican-our-state-courts-remain-open
  1. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and for your safety and the safety of our employees, we are encouraging clients to interact with us by phone and online to comply with social distancing recommendations. We are helping clients to access our services with payment plans as needed;
  1. We are here to assist you, your loved ones and family members to continue to have access to the courts in their pursuit of justice;
  1. We will continue to keep you informed of any new developments that could impact your access to the courts or right to counsel.
  2. The Nebraska Supreme Court is maintaining a list of the status of all the separate courts throughout the state that can be found at https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/nebraska-judicial-branch-emergency-status-information/orders
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