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
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 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 also
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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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Not all criminal cases have a victim; however, in those that do, the alleged victim plays a critical role in the case. Whether the individual was allegedly the victim of a robbery, a domestic assault or any other type of crime, the importance of the victim’s cooperation is essentially the same. So, what happens if the victim recants? The Omaha criminal attorneys at Petersen Law Office explain what typically happens when a victim recants or refuses to cooperate. The Importance of a Victim There are several different ways in which criminal offenses can be categorized. One way is to divide
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What is a No Contact Order in Nebraska? For the average person, being arrested and charged with a crime for the first time is a fairly frightening event. Along with worrying about the ultimate outcome of your case, you must also try to navigate the criminal justice system, something that can be extremely challenging for the uninitiated. Hiring an experienced Nebraska criminal defense attorney to represent you and protect your rights is the most important step you can take and should be your initial focus. Learning some of the most important dos and don’ts of being a defendant is also
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Were you recently arrested and charged with assault – or with an even more serious crime? If so, and you were only defending yourself, you may be able to claim self-defense as your defense strategy. It is not, however, as simple as just saying “He started it!” As an Omaha criminal defense attorney at Petersen Law Office explains, you must claim self-defense as your official defense and then you must prove that the facts and circumstances justify a claim of self-defense Affirmative Defenses If you plan to claim self-defense, you need to understand the basic premise behind the concept of
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You may very well make it through your entire life without having a serious encounter with the police. If, however, you do find yourself the subject of police questioning, you need to know what you should, and shouldn’t do to protect yourself. With that in mind, a Nebraska criminal defense attorney at Petersen Law Office discusses five things you should remember during an encounter with the police. Innocence is not always relevant. One of the first things many people say when discussing how to handle an encounter with the police is “I haven’t done anything so it shouldn’t matter how
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Most people worry about the possibility of being sentenced to a term of imprisonment when they are facing criminal charges – and with good reason. The threat of jail or prison time is certainly one possible sentencing option if you are convicted of a criminal offense. There are, however, other sentencing terms that may be ordered in lieu of, or in addition to, a term of imprisonment. Restitution, for example, may be ordered as part of a sentence. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept, an Omaha criminal defense lawyer from Petersen Law Office explains restitution. Understanding Restitution Restitution
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