In September 2016, Nebraska launched a statewide automated sentencing calculation software system. The system was designed to more accurately calculate inmate release dates. Prior to then the calculations were done manually, with a pencil, paper and calculator. Miscalculation was a problem, resulting in the early release of prisoners.
Felony convictions result in serious punishments, including prison time and large monetary fines. Understanding the different felony classifications can help prepare you for the potential penalties that accompany the charges and strengthen your defense.
Law enforcement in Columbus, Nebraska, have dealt with methamphetamine use and related crimes for a long time. The prevalence may go up and down but the cost to families which are torn apart from addiction is high.
While many of us were out looking for the latest holiday sales on clothes, shoes and home goods, an elderly couple had a different idea for spreading holiday cheer. They stocked up on 60 pounds of high-grade pot intended, they say, for family Christmas gifts. The couple then started driving east toward Vermont to visit family.
One of the news stories to capture national attention this month took place in Salt Lake City, where police arrested a nurse for refusing a blood draw from an unconscious patient. The nurse was following hospital rules to protect patient privacy. The detective on the scene arrested her for obstruction.
You and your buddy had stopped into the local convenience store to buy a six pack of beer and various junk foods. You hung around for awhile and then decided to visit your favorite bar and throw back some shots. While there, a friend with a police scanner texted you saying a woman had been assaulted in the convenience store parking lot.
Here’s yet another reason to stay in school: A new study found that high school graduates who face criminal charges are less likely to be sent to prison than those without a high school diploma. What’s more, graduates who are sent to prison receive shorter sentences than similar criminal offenders who have not finished high school.