If you have been arrested and charged with a cocaine-related criminal offense in the State of Nebraska you are undoubtedly concerned about the outcome of your case. If you are not already aware, the first thing you need to know is the punishment for possession, sale, or trafficking cocaine in Nebraska because even a first-time offender can face serious judicial and non-judicial penalties. Because there are so many facts and circumstances that can aggravate the basic penalty range for a specific offense it is always best to consult with an experienced Nebraska criminal defense attorney to be sure you know
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Criminal Defense Attorney Tom Petersen Explains “What Is A Suspended Sentence?” If you were recently arrested for the first time, you are probably dealing with a wide range of heightened emotions that may include denial, fear, anger, and confusion. On top of your heightened emotions, you are now trying to navigate a legal system with which you are unfamiliar. At some point, the prosecuting attorney will probably offer you a plea agreement that requires you to plead guilty in return for a lighter, pre-determined sentence. Understanding the terms of that sentence will be crucial to making a well-informed decision about
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There are many legitimate reasons why adults talk online with children under 18. Relatives, family friends, coaches, teachers, and others can use the internet to communicate with children. The First Amendment protects the right to communicate. However, the right is not absolute and stops when innocent chatting becomes online solicitation of a minor. Suppose you are under suspicion or have charges against you for the online solicitation of a minor. In that case, you need to hire a tough, dedicated, and experienced criminal defense lawyer to fight for you. In Nebraska, solicitation lawyer Tom Petersen vigorously defends people facing solicitation
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Picking up a DUI charge does not mean you are a terrible person or are suddenly a criminal. It does, however, mean you must explore every possible line of defense to clear your name. That’s why it is wise to have a lawyer who can explore every avenue of defense for you—including examining medication effects on a drunk driving analysis. If you believe you had a false reading on your chemical test, you need a tough, aggressive, and zealous DUI defense lawyer to attack the prosecution’s case. DUI defense lawyer Tom Petersen is the one for you in Omaha and
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You must act fast if you’ve been served with a grand jury subpoena. In either state or federal court, testifying before a grand jury is a serious business, and you must not take it lightly. Talking with a qualified Nebraska criminal defense lawyer who can advise you about your rights and options can help you stay out of trouble. Contact Nebraska criminal defense attorney Tom Petersen today if you received a grand jury subpoena. Tom and his team will explain your rights as a witness before the grand jury. He will also discuss your options, including whether you have a
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Courts and probation departments often rely on technology to track people who are on pretrial release or probation. GPS bracelets and electronic monitoring systems are nothing new. However, evolving technology now allows courts to monitor people’s sobriety remotely with a SCRAM bracelet device. If you struggle with an addiction to alcohol, a SCRAM device can help you maintain sobriety while you are on a pretrial release or probation. However, submitting to random alcohol testing limits your freedom, and failing a test could land you in jail. That’s why you need to talk with a dedicated Nebraska DUI lawyer about your
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Sex assault is one of the most serious allegations an individual could face. A conviction for a sexual assault offense will have significant penalties including imprisonment, fines, sex offender registration, and possible loss of civil rights. A mere allegation of sexual assault can have devastating and lasting effects on your life. Once you’re accused of sexual assault, the stigma is hard to shake. If you have been falsely accused, do not hesitate to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney. An experienced attorney is your best resource for clearing your name. Build Your Defense Today At Petersen Law Office, we understand
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If you have a driver’s license, you are probably familiar with traffic stops to some degree. It would be extraordinarily rare for someone to go through life without ever having been pulled over by the police. However, if you believe you or someone you know may have been unlawfully stopped by the police, Petersen Law Office can provide you with insight, guidance, and possibly defense. If you were pulled over in Nebraska and issued a criminal citation or arrested as a result of what occurred during the traffic stop, call us today to speak with a knowledgeable, experienced attorney. Unlawful
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Illegal drug manufacturing in Nebraska is a serious criminal offense. A manufacturing drug charge sentence could send you to prison for decades. Even if you didn’t make the drugs but participated somehow in drug substance manufacturing, you still face a potentially lengthy prison sentence. Beating your charge or negotiating a lesser charge requires the help of a tough, dedicated, and skilled criminal defense lawyer. Omaha criminal defense attorney Tom Petersen of Petersen Criminal Defense Law has over 20 years of experience defending people facing dire consequences. Attorney Petersen and his team are available 24 hours a day to spring into
In Nebraska, you can receive a driver’s license suspension or revocation for a variety of different reasons. You can lose your license after getting a DUI, repeatedly violating traffic laws, or as an administrative remedy. No matter what led to your license suspension, driving while your license is suspended counts as a new and separate criminal traffic violation. The penalty for driving with a suspended license differs from the penalty for driving with a revoked license. It is important to understand the difference between the two when you strategize how to get your driving with a suspended license charge dismissed.