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  1. Auburn
    1. Fankhauser, Nelsen, Werts, Ziskey & Merwin: Criminal Law Driving Under the Influence Administrative License Revocations Misdemeanors Felonies Traffic Infractions
  2. Bellevue
    1. Bertolini, Schroeder & Blount: * Adoptions * Child support - collection and modification * Criminal defense * Personal injury * Estate planning and probate administration * Real estate * Social Security disability claims * Business formation (corporations and limited liability companies) * Civil litigation * Collections
  3. Chadron
    1. Jaeger Law Office: Criminal cases are brought by the government against people (or sometimes against corporations) in one of two ways: either a person is arrested or a person learns that he or she is under investigation. Once a person is arrested, he or she becomes a "defendant" in the criminal justice system. In order to navigate this maze of bureaucracy and avoid the pitfalls of an unmerciful system...
  4. Columbus
    1. Neiman Law Office: A criminal case usually begins with an investigation by law enforcement authorities. The reports of the law enforcement agency are then forwarded to the local prosecutor (County Attorney) who reviews the reports and sometimes conducts a further investigation. If the local prosecutor files a charge, a complaint is filed with the county court alleging some violation of law. After the complaint has been filed, a person is required to appear in court for an arraignment or first appearance; which is a court preceding before a judge who explains to you what you have been charged with, the possible penalties, and your legal rights. Depending upon the type crime charged the specific procedures followed in a given case vary greatly from case to case after the first court appearance. In a criminal case, you are entitled to the presumption of innocence, and that presumption continues until the prosecutor has proven your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt; or until you plead guilty or no contest. One of the more complicated aspects of a criminal case is that the prosecutor must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt by using evidence that was constitutionally and legally obtained and which is admissible in court. Courts will usually allow evidence to be presented unless a proper objection is made to the use of the evidence. Most laypersons do not have the legal expertise to understand whether the evidence was constitutionally and legally obtained and whether the evidence is legally admissible in a court proceeding.
    2. Knoepfle & Trouba: Criminal Law: DUI Drug cases Assault Burglary Theft Traffic offenses Bad checks Misdemeanor and felony cases Juvenile Law: Abuse or neglect petitions Truancy / uncontrollable child Traffic, misdemeanors and felonies under the juvenile code Assistance with pardons from The Board of Pardons consists of the Governor, Secretary of State and the Attorney General
    3. William Neiman: A criminal case usually begins with an investigation by law enforcement authorities. The reports of the law enforcement agency are then forwarded to the local prosecutor (County Attorney) who reviews the reports and sometimes conducts a further investigation. If the local prosecutor files a charge, a complaint is filed with the County Court alleging some violation of law. After the complaint has been filed, a person is required to appear in Court for an arraignment or first appearance; which is a court proceeding before a judge who explains to you what you have been charged with, the possible penalties, and your legal rights. Depending upon the type crime charged, the specific procedures followed in a given case vary greatly from case to case after the first court appearance. In a criminal case, you are entitled to the presumption of innocence, and that presumption continues until the prosecutor has proven your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt; or until you plead guilty or no contest. One of the more complicated aspects of a criminal case is that the prosecutor must prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt by using evidence that was constitutionally and legally obtained and which is admissible in court. Courts will usually allow evidence to be presented unless a proper objection is made to the use of the evidence. Most laypersons do not have the legal expertise to understand whether the evidence was constitutionally and legally obtained and whether the evidence is legally admissible in a court proceeding.
  5. Fremont
    1. Petersen Law: Appeals Assault Domestic Violence Driving While Suspended Drug Crimes DUI Federal Crimes Probation Violation Sex Crimes Traffic Crimes White Collar Crimes
    2. Sidner Law: Criminal Law - Misdemeanor - Felony
    3. Yost Law Firm: Every individual charged with a crime is presumed to be innocent and deserves a vigorous defense by seasoned counsel.
    4. Eskey, Leo: Get the justice that you deserve. DUIs and traffic offenses Drug offenses Serious assaults including sexual assault and murder
    5. Register Law Office: All felonies All misdemeanors DWI cases Drug cases Juvenile cases
    6. Johnson & Vaughn: In the State of Nebraska, the legal limit is .10. Any amount over .10 means that you can be arrested and charged with "driving under the influence". The amount that any one individual can consume before being over the limit is generally unknown until after you have been arrested and tested. There are a great number of factors, which can effect your alcohol absorption rate, and there is no safe answer for any individual as to an exact amount of alcohol you can consume and still safely drive a motor vehicle.
  6. Gering
    1. Island Law Office: Driving while under the influence also known as operating while under the influence, operating while intoxicated, operating while under the influence or drunk driving can be proven in several ways. The most common is driving while under the influence of alcohol or over the legal limit. The government attempts to prove their case either from the observations of the officer regarding your vehicle operation, personal observations and sometimes Standard Field Sobriety Tests. Another way the government can prove their case is based upon a blood, breath or urine tests showing the subject has a reading of .08 or higher. Finally, the government may prove their case if the defendant is under the influence of drugs based on the observations made by the arresting officer. Driving under the influence carryÕs serious consequences. A driver may lose his license, be sentenced to jail or probation. In addition to the criminal consequences, a person may lose their commercial driverÕs license for life. An attorney experienced in this area can evaluate your case and help determine if there are any defenses to the crime as well as protect the defendantÕs driverÕs license.
  7. Grand Island
    1. Dowding, Dowding, Dowding, & Urbom: The Offense Driving under the influence, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, driving while intoxicated, operating while under the influence or drunk driving, as it is known, may be proven in a court of law several different ways. The most common way the State of Nebraska tries to prove the offense is based upon a charge of driving while under the influence of alcoholic liquor or beverage while over the legal limit of eight one-hundredths of one gram or more by weight of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood; or eight one-hundredths of one gram or more by weight of alcohol per 210 liters of breath. The government will ...
    2. Urbom & Rowley: Divorce Attorneys Family Attorneys Criminal Attorneys Estate Planning General Attorney Services Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys
    3. Lauritsen, Brownell, Brostrom & Stehlik: Driving under the influence defense Misdemeanor defense Felony defense Protection orders
    4. Bradley Law Office: Criminal Defense & DUI The firm has experience representing clients in all aspects of criminal defense work. Our work includes Felony, Misdemeanor, or Juvenile Criminal issues.
    5. Bruce Teichman A criminal charge should be handled by an attorney with skill and experience. Your future, freedom and family may depend on who you select to represent you.
    6. Truell Murray & Maser: From estate planning and bankruptcy proceedings to family law, criminal law and general practice cases.
    7. Bradley, Elsbernd, Andersen, Kneale & Jankovitz: Criminal Defense & DUI
  8. Kearney
    1. Pederson & Troshynski: represents individuals who have been charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors to minor felonies as well as representing minors through the juvenile court process. The criminal process can be complex, no matter how minor the charges may be.
    2. Russell Jones: "Remain Silent" Save Your Reputation From Damage Criminal convictions can severely damage your reputation. It can be surprising how a simple criminal conviction can change your life.
    3. Freburg Law Office: ¥ Divorce / Paternity ¥ Family Law / Custody ¥ Personal Injury ¥ Auto Accidents ¥ Criminal ¥ Worker's compensation ¥ Job Injuries ¥ Wills and Estates
    4. Jacobsen & Orr: Alcohol-Related Offenses Assault and Battery Disorderly Conduct Drug Possession/Distribution Offenses Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Juvenile and Family Matters (Visit our family page) Minor in Possession of Alcohol (MIP) Motor Vehicle Offenses Sex Offenses Theft/Robbery/Burglary Offenses Traffic Offenses
    5. Stamm Romero & Associates: 1. First, contact an attorney. 2. Second, make sure to calendar your court dates, and keep the Courts and DMV up-to-date on your address and contact information. 3. Third, schedule classes and counseling.
  9. Hastings
    1. Sullivan & Shoemaker : Criminal Defense DUI Felonies Misdemeanors
    2. Skalka & Baack : Criminal Law DUI, Traffic
    3. Alexander, Richard: Criminal Law Probate and Wills Estate Planning Divorce Law Family Law
    4. Seiler & Parker: criminal cases, including traffic violations, minor infractions and misdemeanors, such as drunk driving (DUI/DWI), and the most serious felony indictments, such as drug possession, narcotics sales, theft and grand larceny, white-collar fraud, embezzlement, sex offenses, arson, and conspiracy
    5. Susan Alexander: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
  10. Holdredge
    1. Anderson, Klein, Swan & Brewster: DUI Offenses Wrongful Death Criminal Offenses Water Law Drug Offenses I-80 Traffic Stops/Arrests Automobile Accidents Estate Planning & Probate Personal Injury Real Estate & Business Law
  11. LaVista
    1. McCarthy Martin: If you have been charged with a crime your personal freedom and reputation are at stake.
  12. Lincoln
  13. North Platte
    1. Pederson & Troshynski : The criminal process can be complex, no matter how minor the charges may be.
    2. Jones, Russ: "Remain Silent"
    3. Lindemeier, Gillett, & Dawson: If you find yourself charged with a crime, you definitely need to consult with a lawyer. There is nothing more frightening than facing criminal charges. The state will bring the full force of the government against you. You need to know you have many legal rights. And, you need someone on your side fighting for those rights.
  14. Oakland
    1. Johnson & Mock: Criminal Defense It can be frightening and intimidating to be charged with a crime. If you are convicted, you could be imprisoned and stuck with a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life. If you have been charged, you should hire a skilled, experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Criminal defense is a highly specialized area of legal practice. Aggressive, effective legal representation can make a tremendous difference in the outcome of your case.
  15. Omaha
  16. Pappilion
    1. Schirber & Wagner: Family Law Divorce Paternity Child Support Child Custody Guardianships Criminal Law Felonies Misdemeanors DUI Juvenile Law Child Abuse and Neglect Termination of Parental Rights Delinquency Foster Parent Rights Grand Parent Rights Personal Injury Vehicle Accidents Slip & fall Assault Civil Rights Housing discrimination Excessive use of force by law enforcement
    2. Blinn & Rees: Rights and hearings effecting your case start within days after your arrest. You can not wait until your first court hearing on a DWI or DUI to retain an attorney if you want the best possible representation. Within days of the traffic stop hearing request deadlines approach.
    3. Bramhall & Munch: Assault Theft DUI Robbery Sexual assault Weapons cases Burglary Drug offenses Traffic tickets Child support
    4. Baxley Law Office: In Nebraska someone can be guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol in two ways. First, someone can be Òdriving under the influence,Ó which means they are driving after the ingestion of alcohol or drugs in an amount sufficient to impair to impair their ability to operate a motor vehicle in a prudent and cautious manner. Second, someone can have over a .08 "alcohol concentration." So, how do the police build a DUI case against you?  They basically use three factors.  First they see how you are driving. They can say that in their opinion you were not operating it in a "prudent and cautious manner." Second they "ask" you to take a series of coordination exercises or ÒtestsÓ. This is where they get evidence of impairment. Make no mistake; these tests are designed for failure.  Finally, they ask for a breath or blood test.  This is to show your alcohol concentration was .08 or over.
    5. William Warnes Se habla espa–ol: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
  17. Plattsmouth
    1. Reinsch, Slattery & Bear: Criminal Defense Divorce Child Custody Business Law Insurance Disputes Automobile Accidents Estate and Probate Matters Wills and Trusts Real Estate WorkersÕ Compensation Wrongful Death
  18. Scottsbluff
    1. Island, Huff & Nichols: You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.
  19. Seward
    1. Blevins & Damman: Wills, Trusts, Probate, Estate Planning Criminal/Traffic Defense Personal Injury Real Estate Business Planning Litigation
  20. South Sioux City
    1. Fitch Stahle: minor infractions misdemeanors felony charges burglary DUI/OWI drug cases
  21. Tecumseh
    1. Morrissey, Morrissey & Dalluge: DUI's, DWI's and MIP Defense
  22. Wahoo
    1. HAESSLER, SULLIVAN & KLEIN: Criminal Defense (Felonies, Drug Cases, DWI and All Criminal Matters)oFamily Law (Divorce, Dissolution of Marriage, Custody and Paternity Matters)oCivil Litigation (Collection, Personal Injury, Contract Disputes)oBusiness and Corporate Law (Business Formation and Planning, Contracts, Collections)oWills, Estate Planning, Probate and Powers of AttorneyoAdoptions, Guardianships, Conservatorships and Termination of Parental RightsoJuvenile LawoReal Estate Law (Purchases, Sales, Closing, Deed Preparation, Quiet Title, Partition Actions, Boundary Disputes and Foreclosures)
    2. Sohl Law Office: Criminal Law If you are accused of a crime, we can handle your case, whether itÕs a drug offense or youÕve been accused of an assault. Representation by an experienced, aggressive criminal defense lawyer is critical. You need to know your rights under the law and act to protect them immediately. Violent Crimes Drug Offenses Felonies Misdemeanors
    3. West Omaha
        Nelson Law Offices: Whenever you get arrested or ticketed for a D.U.I., you face two very important issues. The first issue involves the Administrative License Revocation process conducted by the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles. This process involves the suspension of your driving privileges in Nebraska. The most important thing you need to remember is that you only have a short time to contest this administrative license revocation. It is imperative you contact an attorney very soon after your arrest so you donÕt miss any deadlines. If you do, you will waive your right to challenge your revocation. If you do lose your license administratively, an attorney can assist you in obtaining a restricted license allowing you to drive under certain conditions. However, it is important to note that in some situations you will be unable to obtain a restricted license.

        The second issue you face involves the criminal prosecution of your case in the jurisdiction where you received your D.U.I. A D.U.I. prosecution and conviction subjects you to the following possible penalties: jail, probation, community service, fines, court costs and further suspension of your license. In July of 2006, the Nebraska Legislature increased the penalties for most D.U.I. offenses. For example, jail time and a one-year license suspension are now mandatory for certain first-time D.U.I. offenses. It is also now possible to face a felony D.U.I. prosecution consisting of more lengthy incarceration and a possible 15 year license suspension after only 2 prior D.U.I. convictions. The Nebraska Legislature has targeted D.U.I. offenders as public enemy number one. The penalties have increased dramatically and the consequences can be life-altering. dui - ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE REVOCATION CASE If you are charged with Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, you have two separate issues to deal with. The first is the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) process through the Nebraska Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This process relates only to your privilege to drive-it does not include penalties for jail, fines, court costs, probation, etc as described in the next section below. The ALR process applies only to DUI-Alcohol cases and does not apply to DUI-Drug cases. If you submit to a breath test and test over the legal limit of 0.08 or if you refuse to take the breath test, the police officer will confiscate your license and issue you a thirty day temporary license. Once the temporary license expires, your privilege to drive in Nebraska will be revoked for 90 days, unless you have a prior administrative license revocation or if you refuse to submit to the chemical test. If you have a prior administrative license revocation for a DUI or you refuse to submit to a chemical test, your license will be revoked for one year at the expiration of the 30-day temporary license. It is very important to note that you only have 10 days from the date of arrest to file a petition to challenge whatever license revocation you might be facing. It is preferable that the attorney file this petition for you if you are represented by counsel. It is also important to note that the laws may be different if you are a minor or operating a commercial motor vehicle. Just because you file the petition to challenge your administrative license revocation does not mean you will be successful and avoid a revocation. However, you will certainly lose your license if you or your attorney fail to file the petition within 10 days of the date of arrest. Your desire or need to keep your license to travel to work, school or wherever else is not a defense to your administrative license revocation. There are multiple defenses to an administrative license revocation that will likely only be known by an attorney who practices significantly in this area of the law. A qualified attorney can increase your chances of avoiding an administrative license revocation. If your license is revoked, you must be aware that being convicted of driving under revocation can lead to harsh penalties, include jail time, a probation violation, and an additional one-year revocation of your license. Therefore, it is beneficial to have an attorney that understands what steps one can take to obtain a restricted license to be able to drive during your revocation. Obtaining a restricted license can reduce your chance of being prosecuted for driving under revocation and the harsh penalties associated with a conviction. There are two types of restricted licenses: 1. work permit & 2. ignition interlock device. There are pros and cons to each. A restricted license is generally available for only part of the revocation and in some cases the entire period. In some situations, a person will be eligible for one type of restricted license but not the other. An attorney can help determine your eligibility for a restricted license, which option-if any-is best for you, and how to apply for a restricted license. Be aware the Nebraska legislature recently changed the law pertaining to restricted licenses so more people now have the ability to obtain a restricted license than before. A Special Note About Blood Draws: In some cases, police officers will request that a person suspected of DUI submit to a blood draw rather than a breath test. In these cases, the blood must be drawn by a qualified person in a manner that complies with certain rules and regulations. It will take a few days before the blood can be tested and your alleged alcohol concentration determined. As the results are not immediately known at the time of arrest or citation, the administrative license revocation does not begin as it would if you failed a breath test at a police station-your license will not be confiscated by the officer nor will you be given a temporary license. Instead, the officer will await the test results, complete a temporary license when he receives the results if they show you were over the legal limit and then forward your temporary license to the DMV. The DMV will in turn send you via certified mail a copy of your temporary license with your test results along with a letter advising you of the deadline by which you or your attorney must file your petition to challenge your administrative license revocation.

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