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What treatments are available for heroin addiction?

The heroin epidemic in this country is something that everyone wants to see end. However, it is not always easy to figure out how to help people who become addicted to this drug. Luckily, there are many options for those who do want help in Nebraska. According to American Addiction Centers, treatment typically is a combination of methods.

Drugged driving arrests rise in Nebraska

For many decades in Nebraska, a heavy emphasis has been placed on combatting alleged instances of driving under the influence. This emphasis has been so heavy, in fact, that the term driving under the influence and its acronym, DUI, is all but considered a synonym for drunk driving. However, a driver can be arrested for and charged with a DUI offense even if they have not consumed alcohol. This is because operating a vehicle under the influence of a drug may also lead to such a charge.

Handgun investigation leads to drug arrest for teen

Nebraska teenagers struggle with substance abuse on a daily basis, despite alcohol and drug abuse rates beneath the national average. In addition to addiction and other health risks, teenagers who abuse illicit substances may also find themselves in trouble with the law.

What makes an effective drug treatment program?

Finding the right treatment for drug addiction can be challenging. However, if you've recently been charged with the use or possession of drugs in Nebraska, finding the right treatment is a must to prevent further harm from befalling you. The National Institute on Drug Abuse explains how to find effective drug treatment if you're struggling with addiction.  

What is expectation of privacy?

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution protects citizens from unreasonable searches and seizures by the police. However, if you are a Nebraska citizen facing a police search, you may be unclear as to what is reasonable and what is not.

Why is meth a popular drug?

Methamphetamine abuse has reached epidemic proportions in Nebraska and surrounding states. Legislation passed within the last 20 years to prevent the manufacture of the drug by restricting access to one of its key ingredients, pseudoephedrine, may give you the idea that meth abuse is a relatively recent phenomenon.

Multi-agency effort ends in 12 arrests

People in Nebraska who are arrested and charged with crimes can often feel scared and unsure of who they can trust. It is important for them to remember that they do have rights and these rights must be respected and protected at every step of the way in a criminal investigation and arrest. These rights include the protection against unlawful search and seizure and well as the right to a fair defense process.

Can a drug conviction impact financial aid eligibility?

While a Nebraska drug conviction can mean big trouble in terms of penalties, which might include jail time, steep fines and substance abuse treatment requirements, among others, such a conviction can also bring with it collateral consequences. Collateral consequences are repercussions you may face for your actions that are civil, rather than criminal, but they still have the capacity to upend certain aspects of your life. For example, one collateral consequence you may face if convicted on a drug charge is a loss of financial aid eligibility.

How are federal drug charges treated in court?

When facing drug-related charges in Nebraska, you may be up against numerous different potential penalties. However, even the process of facing these charges can be riddled with hardships. McGoughLaw P.C., L.L.O., is here to help you navigate through this period.

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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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