If the State of Nebraska has filed charges against you for possession of a controlled substance, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected and to discuss possible defense strategies. In the last several decades, it has become increasingly problematic to have a criminal conviction on your record, particularly a drug-related conviction. Although every criminal prosecution is unique, a Nebraska drug defense attorney discusses some common defenses for possession charges that might be used to help you avoid a conviction in your case.
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If you are currently a defendant in a criminal prosecution for an assault offense, the number one goal of your criminal defense attorney will be to avoid a conviction. Sometimes, however, a conviction simply cannot be avoided. When that is the case, a good attorney will shift the focus to sentencing. At that point, the primary goal becomes negotiating a favorable guilty plea agreement or arguing for a lenient sentence after a guilty verdict at trial. So you have some idea what to expect if you find yourself facing a sentencing, an Omaha assault lawyer explains sentencing. State vs. Federal
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Although there are certainly people who intentionally break the law, and even some who qualify as “career criminals,” a significant percentage of defendants are decent people who had a momentary lapse in judgment or who felt compelled by circumstances to commit the crime for which they are charged. In other words, not everyone who commits a crime deserves to suffer a lifetime of consequences as a result. Most people would agree, for example, that someone who has been arrested and charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana is not a hardened criminal who deserves to spend time in
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Anyone who spends any significant amount of time driving on Interstate 80 through Nebraska can’t help but notice the police presence along the roadway. If you live or work in Nebraska you probably already know why I-80 is so heavily patrolled. For those who are not already aware, it relates to the drug trafficking corridor that runs along Interstate 80. Regardless of why so many law enforcement officers are patrolling the interstate, if one of them pulls you over and eventually conducts a K-9 search, is that legal? An Omaha I-80 drug stop attorney discusses the use and legality of
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If you have ever watched a crime drama on television or read a best selling crime novel you have some idea what DNA is and how it is purportedly used to solve crimes. Is it really that accurate? How is it collected? If you are currently being investigated for a crime, or you have been charged with one, that allegedly involves DNA evidence, should you be worried? A Nebraska criminal lawyer answers these questions. What Is DNA? The acronym “DNA” is short for deoxyribonucleic acid, a self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes.
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The criminal offense of “assault” is one of those crimes that most people are familiar with; yet, few people actually understand the legal elements that make up the offense. That lack of knowledge can be problematic if it leads you to believe that assault is not a serious crime because it certainly can be. If you have been charged with the crime of assault in the State of Nebraska, it is in your best interest to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney about the unique facts and circumstances of your specific case. In the meantime, however, an Omaha violent
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Did you recently commit what you believe to be a criminal offense, however, as of yet have not been arrested, or even questioned regarding the crime? You might think you got away with committing the crime – or you might be losing sleep wondering if you really did get away with it. At what point can you breathe normally again and stop waiting for the police to come banging on your door? A Nebraska criminal defense lawyer explains the statute of limitations for criminal offenses which can help answer that question. Waiting Is the Hardest Part While the police do
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There are very few crimes that cause a more immediate and negative impact on the life of an accused than sex offenses. Despite the fact that the law dictates that an accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty in the United States, the public often passes judgment on an accused based on the mere accusation when that accusation involves a sex offense – particularly when the alleged victim is a minor. What is the alleged “victim” claims the conduct was consensual though? Most states, including Nebraska, make a distinction between a situation where the accused is an adult and the
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Being accused of a crime is not a pleasant experience. Realizing that your freedom and your future may depend on the outcome of your case should be reason enough to hire the best criminal defense attorney you can find. How do you find that best attorney for your case though? Ultimately only you can decide which attorney is the right fit for you and your case; however, there are some steps most people taken when they need to find the right attorney, including: Consider how you want your case handled first. Not every defendant’s goal is to avoid a conviction.
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When the State decides to prosecute someone for a violation of a criminal law, the State has the burden of proving the defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. To do that, the State (through the prosecuting attorney) must present sufficient evidence to convince a judge or jury of the defendant’s guilt. The defense can attack and try to discredit that evidence at trial; however, it is even better for the defendant if the defense can prevent that evidence from ever being introduced at trial. In legal terms, this is referred to as “excluding” evidence. An Omaha criminal attorney explains the
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