Seek Expert Advice Right Away If You Have Child Pornography Charges in Nebraska Nebraska’s Child Pornography Prevention Act (the Act) is a comprehensive statute designed to protect children. The Act clearly defines prohibited behavior and sets forth significant punishments. Anyone found guilty of violating Nebraska’s laws on child porn faces long prison terms. Additionally, a conviction under Nebraska child porn laws could have significant unintended consequences that could severely alter the course of a person’s life. If you have child porn charges in Nebraska, you might think your world is caving in around you. Fortunately, there’s hope. Thomas M. Petersen
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Talk with a Highly Qualified Nebraska Criminal Defense Attorney About Your Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charge If you or a loved one faces charges in Nebraska of assault with a deadly weapon, you probably understand that these are very serious. You may have many questions about what an assault with a deadly weapon means and what are the possible punishments. You should seek the advice of a highly experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated Nebraska assault defense attorney to get the answers you need. What Is Assault with a Deadly Weapon in Nebraska? Assault with a deadly weapon is the act
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Nebraska law provides strict guidelines regarding when and how a search warrant can come into play. So what can make a search warrant invalid? When the government should not have issued a warrant or issued one incorrectly, search warrant laws in Nebraska may exclude any evidence as a result of the search. What Makes a Search Warrant Invalid? A number of circumstances may make a search warrant invalid. If you think police collected evidence against you in an illegal search, it is important to consult with an experienced criminal attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney can review the circumstances
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If you face a tampering with evidence charge, do not take it lightly. It is important that you understand how our judicial system defines this charge, what level of offense it is, and why you should immediately seek legal counsel. What Is Tampering with Evidence Nebraska law mandates a tampering with evidence charge against anyone who tries to impact a criminal case and: Destroys, Mutilates, Conceals, Removes, or Alters physical evidence. Law enforcement must also show that the person had the intent to try to change or make unavailable the evidence in a pending or prospective official proceeding. Police may
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Nebraska is one of 17 states that requires drug possessors to pay taxes on their illegal drugs. In essence, the drug tax stamp is a way for prosecutors to increase the number of charges against you. What Is Nebraska’s Drug Tax Stamp? In Nebraska, the drug tax stamp allows the state to tax marijuana and controlled substances. You pay a tax on drugs by purchasing a stamp from the Nebraska Department of Revenue (DOR) and affixing it to the container in which the drug is kept. The drug stamps are evidence that you paid the appropriate tax for the illegal
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Whether you have a gun for personal safety or sport, you should know Nebraska’s laws on legally owning a firearm. Nebraska is an open carry and concealed carry state. This means gun owners may openly carry their firearms in certain places and conceal their guns with the proper permit. Depending on where the gun owner carries or conceals the firearm determines whether the gun needs to be registered. Do You Have to Register a Firearm in Nebraska? Nebraska does not have a statewide requirement to register a firearm, but the City of Omaha requires additional steps for gun owners. If
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If you’ve received a reckless driving charge in Nebraska, you may be wondering what to do next. While it may seem like you have no options, an attorney can help defend your rights. At Petersen Criminal Defense Law, we have experience helping clients navigate their reckless driving charges. Give us a call today to discuss your case. Nebraska Reckless Driving Laws Nebraska law defines two types of reckless driving: reckless driving and willful reckless driving First, Nebraska’s reckless driving law defines standard reckless driving as driving a motor vehicle in a manner that indicates indifference or wanton disregard for the
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Under Nebraska law, it is illegal to operate or be in the “actual physical control” of a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The blood alcohol limit for a driver is .08%. A DUI charge can have serious adverse consequences, including an increase in insurance rates, disqualification from certain jobs, or losing your driver license. As a result, a lot is at stake with a DUI conviction. You need a DUI attorney that is committed to your defense. Petersen Criminal Defense Law can provide that to you. Many people want to know, How much does a
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Laws, Penalties, and Defenses Understanding Nebraska’s gun laws is tough. Handgun laws in Nebraska are a combination of state, local, and federal laws. As a result, the gun laws in Nebraska are a tangled web of prohibitions, exclusions, and exemptions. Every person must educate themselves about Nebraska gun laws if they wish to possess a firearm lawfully. Otherwise, you could find yourself facing serious charges. You will need representation from a tough, aggressive, and experienced Nebraska gun possession defense attorney if you face gun charges in Nebraska. Nebraska Firearms Laws The right to possess a firearm in Nebraska stems from
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Understanding Elder Abuse in Nebraska As the population of older adults continues to increase throughout the United States, the issues that matter to them are beginning to take center stage as well. Sadly, one of those issues is elder abuse. Whether you are a senior yourself or you are the loved one of someone who is a senior, it is imperative that you understand the laws relating to elder abuse. Toward that end, a Nebraska criminal defense attorney at Petersen Criminal Defense Law explains the elder abuse laws in Nebraska. What Is “Elder Abuse?” You likely have a fairly good
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