Marijuana DUI found Not Guilty
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
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
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
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
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
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.