CHALLENGING SEX CRIME EVIDENCE in Nebraska
Legal Challenges to Testimony and Forensic Evidence
While a jury must presume a criminal defendant innocent, police rarely
presume an accused rapist to be innocent regardless of his position in
society or reputation for good character. Understanding this concept is
critical in sex crime cases. When police rush to judgment and the public
clamors for swift justice, the accused often feels that he is the victim
of a modern day witch hunt.
Back in the 17th century, Lord Mathew Hale cautioned the jury:
“Rape is an accusation easy to be made, hard to be proved, and yet
harder to be defended by the party accused though never so innocent.”
With your freedom and your future at stake, our criminal defense lawyers
provide the skilled and aggressive representation you need. Early in the
case, we challenge false allegations and investigate motives behind the
allegations. If the prosecution goes forward, we are prepared to fight
all the way through trial.
The Berry Law Firm represents people accused of sex offenses in state and
federal courts of Nebraska.
Contact our offices in Lincoln or Omaha to arrange a consultation.
Challenging Sex Crime Evidence in Nebraska
Our experienced criminal defense attorneys have handled every level of
sex crime allegations, from sexual assaults to possessing child pornography. We
have won motions to suppress, dismissal of cases, acquittal at trial and
favorable plea agreements by vigorously challenging the prosecution’s case.
- Forensic evidence — The presence of DNA, semen or even injuries does
not necessarily itself prove guilt. It may indicate nothing more than
consensual sex. We challenge forensic evidence and any conclusions drawn
by the prosecution and their expert witnesses.
- He said/she said — We closely examine the accuser’s motives
to falsely accuse our client: jilted lover, jealous husband, looming divorce
or custody dispute.
- Electronic evidence — E-mails, text messages, phone calls, Facebook
posts and other communications can be used as evidence of a crime, but
they can also disprove allegations.
Lincoln and Omaha Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers
Call the Berry Law Firm at (402) 817-6550 or
contact us online.