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Blog Posts in June, 2015

  • When Business Relationships Sour

    || 23-Jun-2015

    Many consider their business partners members of their family – and, believe me, nobody drives me crazy like my family. Similar to the rate of divorce, about half of the business relationships I witnessed deteriorated to the point where someone wanted out – or wanted someone else out – even among friends. You have heard me preach it before: just like good fences make good ...
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  • Lawyers, Guns, and Money

    || 17-Jun-2015

    “I was gambling in Havana. I took a little risk. Send lawyers, guns and money. Dad, get me out of this.” Those are lines from “Lawyers, Guns, and Money”, by the late Warren Zevon. The lyrics may make one think of a person willing to do whatever it takes, legal proceedings, violence, or bribery to get himself out of a sticky situation. Although violence and bribery do not ...
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  • Encounters With Cops

    || 16-Jun-2015

    Many of us have had contact with law enforcement. For some people, interactions with cops have led to arrests, and for some people, no arrest. Sometimes when stopped for a minor traffic infraction, police may place a person in their cruiser; other times, a person may stay in the driver’s seat of their own car. The Fourth Amendment provides that the “right of the people to be secure in ...
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  • Sexual Assault Allegations on College Campuses

    || 15-Jun-2015

    Within the past year, Berry Law Firm has represented faculty and students at universities who were accused of rape. In both instances, a Federal Title IX hearing was held and the University officials found by a preponderance of the evidence that the accused engaged in sexual misconduct. In both cases, criminal charges were never filed. While the Title IX policy makes sense, the execution of the ...
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  • Berry Law Firm Wins Terroristic Threats Trial

    || 11-Jun-2015

    On June 9th, 2015, Berry Law Firm attorney Justin Kalemkiarian secured a not guilty verdict for a client charged with one count of making a terroristic threat. The case stemmed from a situation in which the acquitted defendant was accused of threatening another person with a crime of violence. The crime of making terroristic threats is charged under Nebraska Revised Statute 28-311.01 and is a ...
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  • Interstate 80 Drug Stops

    || 8-Jun-2015

    Throughout Interstate 80, individuals driving cars with out of state plates are stopped, taken to the police car to be questioned, and eventually their cars are searched. Sometimes the search occurs with consent. Sometimes the search occurs without consent. Often individuals who have been stopped by law enforcement and his vehicle searched without consent complain that there was never a warrant to ...
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  • Interstate Cash Seizures

    || 5-Jun-2015

    Often in Lancaster, Seward, and York Counties, the state patrol or deputy sheriff will stop vehicles traveling west hoping to uncover and find large amounts of cash. Law enforcement will then claim that this cash is currency used or to be used in a drug transaction. Not only is the cash seized, but the defendant is charged with a Class IV felony carrying a term of up to five years in prison. Often ...
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