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Opioid Trafficking Penalties in Nebraska

By Jason Bottlinger on December 15, 2021

Opioid addiction has become a major issue in our state and across the nation. The COVID pandemic has worsened the drug overdose epidemic, as stated in an issue brief by the American Medical Association (AMA). Among other drugs, the epidemic is driven by illicit fentanyl and fentanyl analogs.

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Have You Been Charged with Receiving Stolen Property in Nebraska?

By Jason Bottlinger on December 5, 2021

Anyone who willingly accepts goods he knows were unlawfully acquired may be charged with receiving stolen property. The crime of theft by receiving stolen property is defined in Nebraska Revised Statute 28-517. “A person commits theft if he receives, retains, or disposes of stolen movable property of another knowing that it has been stolen, or believing that it has been stolen, unless the property is received, retained or disposed with intention to restore it to the owner.”

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You Don’t Have to Physically Harm Someone to Be Charged With Domestic Assault

By Jason Bottlinger on November 21, 2021

The term “domestic assault” typically conjures up images of actual physical abuse. When someone mentions domestic assault, we tend to think of battered spouses and smashed belongings. In fact, domestic assault does not necessarily have to be physical. It may involve controlling behavior, verbal abuse, or other acts that do not cause actual physical harm.

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What’s the Difference Between First Degree and Second Degree Murder?

By Jason Bottlinger on November 7, 2021

Under Nebraska law, homicide is defined as the killing of a person by another. First degree murder and second degree murder are two distinct categories of homicide. Other categories of homicide include voluntary and involuntary manslaughter and motor vehicle homicide.

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How Does Nebraska Punish Marijuana Possession?

By Jason Bottlinger on October 15, 2021

A total of 18 states in the U.S. have legalized marijuana for recreational use, as stated by U.S. News & World Report. These states include Nebraska’s bordering neighbor, Colorado. As of May 2021, 36 states and four territories allow medical use of cannabis products, as reported by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). Regardless of the laws in other states, marijuana is always illegal in Nebraska, for both recreational and medical use.

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Is Nebraska a Stand Your Ground State?

By Jason Bottlinger on August 23, 2021

Laws on the subject of self-defense vary from state to state. Stand your ground laws provide legal justification for the use of force against attackers in certain situations. These laws come into play when a person is lawfully present in a place, not engaged in any unlawful activity, and reasonably believes force is necessary to protect himself or others from serious injury or imminent death. Nebraska has not enacted a stand your ground law, as discussed by the Legislative Research Office (LRO). However, we do have self-defense laws in place.

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Responding to a Restraining Order in Nebraska

By Jason Bottlinger on June 29, 2021

Having a police officer show up at your door and shove a restraining order in your face can feel like a massive blow. Restraining orders can impact every facet of your life, from where you work to how you get around Omaha to your relationships. Whether it is temporary or permanent, you should take a restraining order seriously and not hesitate to speak to an attorney about how you can fight it.

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How to Know if a Loved One Has Been Arrested in Omaha

By Jason Bottlinger on June 24, 2021

It can be a stressful situation for anyone if someone you love has been arrested. When you think they might have been arrested, but don’t know for sure, that can upset your life even more. In Omaha, there is a way to find out if your loved one is in jail. If he or she has been arrested, you might want to visit to offer support and assistance. This can be done if you go through the proper channels.

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When Should I Plead Wet Reckless in Nebraska?

By Jason Bottlinger on May 28, 2021

After being arrested for driving under the influence, you may be looking to keep out of jail, get your license back, and return to your normal life. Here in Nebraska, DUI defendants can plead to lesser charges to avoid the stress of a trial, but you should be aware of all of your options before agreeing to anything a district attorney offers, including a wet reckless plea.

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Understanding Nebraska’s Bail Process

By Jason Bottlinger on April 19, 2021

No one expects to get arrested, and most people are not aware of how the justice system will proceed outside of some loose ideas from TV or movies. While you may be worried about finding an attorney and preparing for a trial, the first step is getting you home to your family so you can get ready for your case. In Nebraska, this means posting bail, but this process can be complex.

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