As a criminal attorney, this is one of the first questions I often hear when answering the phone or meeting with a client. While how much jail time you will receive depends highly on the offense, the facts surrounding the alleged offense, your age, your prior criminal history, and a multitude of other potential [...]Continue Reading →
We have discussed this topic before; however, lately our office has received multiple emails on the subject so we are going to revisit it. In a criminal case there are typically four options for the defendant when entering their plea to the charges in the information filed by the prosecution: (1) Not Guilty, (2) Guilty, (3) [...]Continue Reading →
There are three offices in Omaha that prosecute crimes: (1) The Omaha City Prosecutor’s Office; (2) The Douglas County Attorney’s Office and (3) The U.S. Attorney’s Office. The Omaha City Prosecutor’s Office handles prosecution of all misdemeanor offenses that are committed in Omaha or Douglas County (i.e. DUI’s, misdemeanor assaults, traffic offenses, etc.). The Douglas [...]Continue Reading →
STOP Class. Pretty much everyone has heard of STOP class. You take it if you receive a traffic ticket and are eligible, and completion of the class keeps the ticket off of your driving record. STOP class is a good idea when available because not only does it end up in dismissal of your ticket, [...]Continue Reading →
We have already discussed expungements, pardons and set-asides; however, what’s even better is keeping the conviction off your record in the first place. Aside from not getting arrested or winning at trial, there are generally two ways of keeping a conviction off your record: (1) some type of pretrial diversion program or (2) some type [...]Continue Reading →
Typically, a record showing past contact with law enforcement is not good for employment purposes. Often, people at some point in time are in the wrong place at the wrong time or have a brief error in judgment which results in a criminal conviction on their permanent record. Most people who fall into this category [...]Continue Reading →
The short answer is NO. Pleading no contest instead of guilty will not keep something off your criminal record. As discussed in previous posts, the purpose of a no contest plea is so that the specific case you are entering a plea in cannot be used against you in civil court. For all other purposes, [...]Continue Reading →
Often times law enforcement will resort to various types of trickery when fighting crime. One such tactic is the use of ruse checkpoints along interstates and highways. The way the checkpoints work is police or state patrol officers place signs stating there is a drug checkpoint coming up down the road. Typically, the signs are set up so that [...]Continue Reading →
Finding a Lawyer Unfortunately for most people, but fortunately for our office, most people need a lawyer in some form or fashion many times throughout their life. This helps explain why sometimes it seems like one out of every three people you meet are some type of attorney. When searching for a lawyer it is [...]Continue Reading →
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