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Blog Posts in May, 2017

  • IRS Criminal Investigations for Tax Fraud

    || 23-May-2017

    Tax fraud occurs when a taxpayer willfully falsifies information on a tax return to limit their tax liability. This can occur in many forms. Underreporting or omitting income, overestimating expenses or deductions, failing to collect employment taxes, violating employer holding requirements, or making false statements to government officials can all trigger a criminal investigation by the Internal ...
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  • Do Drug Dogs Really Find Drugs?

    || 19-May-2017

    Drug dogs are trained to alert to the odor of narcotics. This means that a properly-trained drug dog may alert to the odor of narcotics without narcotics being present. This is problematic for many reasons, most importantly because the improper use of drug dogs may violate a citizen’s fourth amendment right when being used by police to search a car, person, or home. At Berry Law Firm, we ...
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  • Title IX lawsuits are on the rise. Law suits are being filed by both the accused and the alleged victims claiming schools are failing to protect their rights. A recent article published in the ABA Journal discussed the reason for the increase in the lawsuits ( click here to see a recent article published in the ABA Journal). Many young men and their parents feel that during Title IX proceedings, ...
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  • Sexual assault allegations are taken seriously by both law enforcement and university administrators. The consequences for the accused are severe. Students accused of sexual assault face administrative punishments such as suspension and expulsion but more importantly the parallel criminal proceeding could result in a felony conviction, prison time, and placement on the sex-offender registry. ...
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  • Berry Law Firm is proud to announce the addition of Rory Berry, who will serve as the firm’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Tasked with overseeing the daily operations of the firm, Rory Berry will act as a source of both guidance and support for staff and attorneys. Rory was raised in Lincoln and has returned home to take the COO position following work as a Management Consultant and a Vice ...
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  • How Do I Fight a Possession with Intent to Distribute Charge?

    || 4-May-2017

    What’s the difference between being charged as a drug user or a drug dealer? The difference between possessing illegal drugs and possessing illegal drugs with intent to distribute is huge in the criminal justice system. People charged with simple felony possession of drugs often get their charges reduced from felonies to misdemeanors. Simple possession cases are also more likely to be ...
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  • What Is a Title IX Investigation?

    || 3-May-2017

    Most people think of Title IX as an initiative for providing equal opportunities for and ending discrimination against women on college campuses. Title IX not only covers sexual discrimination, but also sexual harassment and sexual assault. State universities that do not follow Title IX risk losing state and federal funding. This threat has led to the creation of the position of Title IX ...
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