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Can I refuse to submit to sobriety tests if I'm suspected of DUI?

Being pulled over can ignite a moment of panic. The anxiety intensifies when the cop tells you that she suspects that you're under the influence - even though you're sober. You're asked to step out of your vehicle and if you will submit to sobriety tests.

How an attorney helps after a DUI charge

Facing a charge of driving under the influence is an incredibly uncertain time in a person's life. If you are ever in this situation, you could feel like your driver's license, professional credentials and your job are all in jeopardy. Society does not take drunken driving lightly, and you may feel a certain social stigma after being charged. However, just because you feel trapped does not mean you are without legal options.

DUI can make for an unlucky St. Patrick's Day

Are you feeling lucky? With St. Patrick's Day here and gone once again, the imagery of leprechauns and pots of gold has Nebraskans feeling charmed - and that's no blarney. With 15 percent of people claiming Irish heritage and thousands more celebrating across the state, St. Patrick's Day is one of the most popular holidays on the calendar.

What this year's Supreme Court decision could mean for Nebraska DUI arrests

Nebraska is one of 12 states that make it a crime for someone pulled over for a DUI to refuse a breath or blood test. But a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June raised a significant challenge to state laws requiring blood test. And it's already changing how some DUI cases are handled in Nebraska.

Take a prescription medication? You could get a DUI in Nebraska

Nearly 70 percent of Americans take prescription drugs according to the Mayo Clinic. Prescription medications are so common that your next door neighbor might take her Valium before getting in the car to pick up some groceries. Be careful before turning the car key because it is possible to get pulled over and charged with a DUI that will last on your record for 15 years.

Are roadside sobriety tests designed to be failed?

At some point in everyone's educational life, there is a teacher who seems to derive great satisfaction from administering tests that almost no one can pass. Tests that are designed to be failed may not seem to serve any purpose in the classroom, but for law enforcement officers looking for drunk drivers, it provides an advantage they would rather you did not know about.

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  • 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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