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How a felony conviction affects Nebraska voting rights

Among the potential long-term consequences of a conviction for a felony is the loss of voting rights. According to FindLaw, it is up to each state to determine how a felony conviction will affect the right of an individual to vote, regardless of whether an election is taking place at the state, local or national level because it is the states, not the federal government, that determine voting eligibility. Nebraska is one of 44 states that restore felons' right to vote following successful sentence completion although, again, the restoration process varies by state.

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.

Defining a false or wrongful arrest

When people think of a false or a wrong arrest, they generally imagine a Nebraska police officer placing a person under arrest without any justification for it. As FindLaw points out, an officer is usually guilty of wrongfully arresting a person if the officer did not have probable cause. Basically, an arrest is wrongful or false if the person committing the arrest had no legal authority to do so.

Can I be arrested at a sobriety checkpoint if I'm sober?

At the law office of McGoughLaw P.C., L.L.O., we want everyone in Nebraska to have a safe, enjoyable holiday season. For many residents, the holidays mean celebrations involving alcohol. Whether you plan to drink or abstain, you may take precautions to drive legally and get home safely. However, this does not necessarily mean you won't unexpectedly face a DUI charge, even when you are sober.

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.

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.

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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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