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Getting a job after a conviction

People who have been convicted of misdemeanors or felonies in Nebraska have just as much right to get a good job and provide for themselves and their families as do people who have never had any interactions with the law. In fact, the ability to get a good job can go a long way toward preventing any future legal or criminal troubles for people. Despite these facts, it can be difficult at time for people to get hired if they have criminal records but that does not have to stop them any more.

What should you do if accused of domestic violence?

Nebraskan law takes crimes of domestic violence very seriously. If you are facing allegations of domestic violence, then you could also be facing a plethora of detrimental effects on your life. This potentially includes jail time, fees, damage to your reputation, and even revocation of child custody or visitation rights depending on your situation.

Controversy surrounds execution

People from all walks of life in Nebraska today are likely trying to come to terms with the recent execution of an inmate by the state. In the past few years, the state government and voters have grappled with the legality of capital punishment. In 2015, the state legislature declared it illegal but, as reported by CNN, the Governor invested personal finances and effort to get a new measure passed in 2016, once again making capital punishment legal in Nebraska.

When can a police officer legally pull you over for DUI?

Generally, the police cannot lawfully stop a vehicle unless the officer has reason to believe that the driver has committed a crime or a traffic violation. But, what constitutes an officer's reasonable suspicion? And are there exceptions to this law in Nebraska?

Breath test weight left to jury

Many drivers in Nebraska may be aware that if they are charged with a drunk driving offense, the exact measurement of their blood alcohol content may likely become a critical piece of evidence used by prosecutors in the case against them. For this reason, it is important that the BAC data collected actually be accurate. In Lancaster County, a problem has been noted with the collection of breath samples due to a lying employee.

Presentence investigation in plea bargain case

Many people in Nebraska might think that once a person has been charged with or convicted of a criminal offense, the things that happen next are relatively routine. However, that is not necessarily the way it goes as every case is quite unique and may not encounter the same steps as another.

Future of DUI case uncertain

Many people in Nebraska might think that the prosecution of an alleged drunk driver is pretty standard with little room for a person to defend themselves. This, however, is not at all true. One of the factors that may contribute to this reality is that laws can change and the timing of these changes may well create different results for defendants and prosecution teams alike.

Reasons for case dismissal unknown

People in Nebraska who find themselves facing criminal charges should know that there may be many different scenarios and outcomes for a given case. Defense options can vary from case to case and sometimes may even leave people a bit surprised. While some information may be reported publicly, other information may not be or may be harder to find or determine.

Defendant accepts plea bargain

After being charged with even one let alone with multiple criminal offenses in Nebraska, defendants often and understandably start to assess their options for how to defend themselves. Some of the time, a defense may focus on proving a person's innocence. In other cases, it may focus on achieving an agreement with a prosecution team so that a different set of charges is faced that carries with them a reduced set of penalties

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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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