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
Sex Offender Registry Overview & Restrictions Over the last several decades both law enforcement agencies and private advocacy groups across the United States have waged a campaign in an effort to strengthen the penalties for convicted sex offenders. One primary objective of the campaign has been to establish laws in each state that require convicted sex offenders to register with local law enforcement agencies as soon as they are released back into the community. Nebraska is one of a growing number of states that now has an active Sex Offender Registry. If you have been charged of a sex crime
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If you were recently charged with a sex offense in Nebraska, you are undoubtedly worried about the outcome of your case. Because you have been charged with a sex offense, however, there is a heightened level of concern because of the potential to be required to register as a sex offender if convicted. The requirements are complex, however, an Omaha sex offense defense attorney at Petersen Law Office explains the basic sex offender registry requirements. Why Does the Registry Exist? According to the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry website, “Nebraska State Statute 29-4002 declares that sex offenders present a high risk
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Being charged with any criminal offense can certainly wreak havoc on the life of the accused; however, being accused of a sex offense can be particularly damaging to the family, business, and social life of an accused. If you are ultimately convicted of the charges against you, the judicial and non-judicial penalties can be severe. Along with facing a lengthy term of incarceration, the taint of being labeled a sex offender can follow you for the rest of your life given the sex offender registration requirements. Because the obligation to register is often overlooked or misunderstood, an Omaha sex crime
Being accused of any criminal offense is certainly something to be concerned about; however, if you have been accused of a sex offense you have even more reason to be concerned given the far-reaching negative repercussions of a conviction for a sex crime. In fact, just being accused of a sex offense can have a negative impact on your career and your personal life. If you find yourself facing accusations relating to a sex offense, keep in mind that being accused is not the same as being convicted. You may, after all, have an excellent defense that will prevent the
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Over the last couple of decades, most states across the nation have strengthened their sex offender statutes and penalties as well as created statewide sex offender registries. Nebraska is one of those states. An individual who has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration must then register with the Nebraska Sex Offender Registry. In addition to registering, a convicted sex offender must also comply with additional rules and regulations in many states. One common question both offenders, loved ones of an offender, and the public at large often have is “Can a child sex offender live with children?”
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Like most states, the State of Nebraska requires individuals who have been convicted of certain sex offenses to register as a sex offender. Failing to register, if required to do so, has serious consequences for the offender. One purpose of the registration requirement is to ensure that law enforcement knows where known sex offenders are currently living. Another purpose of the registration requirement is to provide the public with the ability to know if a registered sex offender is living or working nearby; however, will the community always be notified of the presence of a sex offender in Nebraska? The
The laws regarding on what constitutes as lewd conduct and how it is prosecuted may vary according to local jurisdiction; however, lewd conduct is generally classified as any act done by a person in a public area with the intention of inciting sexual arousal either with themselves or another individual. This broad definition includes indecent exposure, prostitution or the distribution of pornography. Due to the serious ramifications of a lewd conduct charge, it is important to begin taking action immediately to ensure your case is handled in a way that protects your reputation while minimizing penalties. Know Your Rights Although
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