Case Results

Criminal Defense is about results. Identifying client goals and working to get the best possible results is what criminal defense attorneys do. Results are specific to the facts of the case and the law.

  • Marijuana DUI found Not Guilty

    Not Guilty/Dismissed

    One of our attorneys won a DUI jury trial in which the officer attempted to establish our client was under the influence of marijuana while driving. Our attorney was able to successfully defend his client’s rights despite presence of marijuana in the vehicle and a positive test for THC during urinalysis. Improper police work and ambiguous evidence were exposed during the thorough and strategic defense, leading to a jury verdict of “not guilty”.

  • Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute and Failure to Appear

    Reduced Possession of Controlled Substance

    Client charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and failure to appear. Facing 52 years in jail. Got it knocked down to possession of controlled substance, failure to appear dismissed, client now is only facing a maximum of 2 years imprisonment.

  • Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

    Dismissed for a Plea to Traffic Infractions

    Client charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Got the drug charges dismissed for a plea to traffic infractions, resulting in a $125 fine.

  • Firearms Ordered to be Seized

    License and Firearms Retained

    A client in Omaha lawfully purchased a new handgun and attempted to register it with the City pursuant to local ordinance. The city denied the registration, and also revoked the registration for other owned firearms. Omaha threatened to confiscate and destroy the firearms. Berry Law Firm successfully challenged the City’s ruling and registration was granted (and reinstated) without fine or citation.

  • Two Felonies, Possession of Drugs

    Reduced to Misdemeanors, Sentenced to Probation

    Client stopped on interstate 80 in a car with out-of -state license plates for following too closely in Lincoln, Nebraska. Police searched the car and the occupants and found heroin, hash, and LSD. Client was charged with two felonies but pursuant to plea negotiations, the charges were reduced to misdemeanors and client was sentenced to probation with no jail time.

  • 3 Felonies To Include Strangulation, First Degree False Imprisonment, and Witness Tampering Charges

    Sentenced To Probation

    Man facing 3 felonies to include strangulation, first degree false imprisonment, and witness tampering charges in Omaha, Douglas County Nebraska. The potential consequences were multiple felony convictions and prison time. Pursuant to plea agreement, the charges were reduced to two misdemeanor charges. Client was sentenced to probation.

  • Felony Fleeing to Avoid Arrest

    Case Dismissed

    Scottsbluff county - Client charged with felony fleeing to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, no operator’s license, and violation of a traffic signal. Prison time of up to two-and-a-half years possible, along with hundreds of dollars in fines. Following selection of a jury, prosecutor moved to dismiss all charges.

  • First Degree Sexual Assault

    Not Guilty

    Client charged with first degree sexual assault, a Class II Felony. The possible term of incarceration was up to 50 years. After deliberating for two days, the jury returned with a verdict of “not guilty” on the first degree sexual assault charge. Find the full story here.

  • Terrorist Threats, a class IIIA Felony, and Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony, a class II Felony

    Fine, No Jail Time

    Hall County - Client charged with Terroristic Threats, a class IIIA Felony, and Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony, a class II Felony. Potential prison time was 1-53 years. Client pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor and paid a $500 fine.

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine

    Lancaster County - Client charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine (28-139 grams), a class 1C Felony, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, a class IIA Felony, and Possession of Money Used to Violate Nebraska Drug Laws, a class IV Felony. Potential prison time was a mandatory minimum of 5 years up to 72 years. Berry Law Firm successfully argued that the police officer did not have the right to pull over the client and a Motion to Suppress was granted.

    Client had applied for a security clearance but was initially denied by the federal government. Berry Law Firm helped assist the client with the investigation and represented the client in the administrative hearing. Following the hearing, the administrative judge determined that the client should receive security clearance.

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