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Blog Posts in March, 2017

  • Common Questions About Appeals

    || 29-Mar-2017

    What Happens When I Appeal a Criminal Case? A person convicted of a crime has the right to appeal. This means if you are convicted of a crime, you have the right to ask a higher court to review the lower court’s ruling. The first appeal in a criminal case is known as a “direct appeal,” which a criminal defendant may file after he or she is sentenced. In Nebraska state courts, a ...
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  • Am I Going to Get Federally Indicted?

    || 23-Mar-2017

    Berry Law Firm clients arrested on state charges or pending investigations often ask us this question. The answer depends on the type of criminal investigation and the facts of the case. Below we will discuss some examples. White Collar Cases In white collar cases, it is not unusual for an investigation to go on for months, if not years, before a criminal defendant is indicted. In some cases, ...
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  • Questions about Nebraska Arrest Warrants and Detainers

    || 13-Mar-2017

    In Nebraska, when an arrest warrant is issued for a person incarcerated in another state, is a detainer automatically lodged in that state? No, according to the Interstate Agreement on Detainers Act, the prosecuting authority has to file a written request for custody with the incarcerating state. What steps must a prosecutor or court take to lodge a detainer in another state? They generally file ...
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  • How do I fight a search warrant?

    || 2-Mar-2017

    First, police need to describe the person to be searched, the items to be seized, and the time during which the search will be conducted. Sometimes police get a warrant that is invalid because they fail to adequately describe what it is they intend to search or seize. A good criminal defense lawyer will look at both the description of the place to be searched and the items police intend to seize. ...
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