• New Ruling to Ban Bump Stocks

    On December 18, 2018, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker announced a highly controversial ruling banning bump-stocks or similar devices. Specifically, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has amended the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATF) “to…
  • Erik Fern Awarded AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

    Berry Law is very proud to announce that Erik Fern has been awarded the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. The Martindale-Hubbell peer and client review ratings acts as a benchmark for the legal community to determine the most highly-respected, ethically-sound,…
  • Felony Convictions and Your Voting Rights

    Being convicted of a felony in the state of Nebraska can have a major impact on many aspects of your life. It can influence your professional license, your right to be issued a passport, your right to possess a firearm,…
  • Hannah Carroll-Altman Admitted to the Kansas Bar

    Berry Law is proud to announce that attorney Hannah Carroll-Altman has been sworn into the Kansas State Bar and is now able to continue supporting her clients in both Nebraska and Kansas. Her oath was administered on December 19th, 2018,…
  • Defending Marijuana DUI’s in Nebraska

    Law enforcement and prosecutors in Nebraska are dedicating more time and resources than ever to arresting and prosecuting drivers suspected of driving under the influence of marijuana. Drivers charged with driving under the influence of marijuana face the same penalties…
  • Minors and the Criminal Justice System

    The criminal justice system is a pretty well-known process; however, when a person is under the age of majority (19 in Nebraska and 18 in most other states), it can be a whole new process for not only the minor,…
  • Trafficking Laws in the State of Nebraska

    Human trafficking is on the rise around the country, and Nebraska is no exception. Since 2012, there have been 205 reported cases of human trafficking with the peak happening in 2017—with 63 cases. The general term of human trafficking can…
  • Mandatory Minimum Sentences in Nebraska

    Each crime carries its own classification and penalties, and generally the more severe the crime the greater the punishments. Additionally, when crimes grow in severity, they also begin to require what are called mandatory minimum sentences. These are sentencing guidelines…
  • Assault on an Officer in Nebraska

    While assault in Nebraska can lead to a criminal charge ranging from a misdemeanor to a Class II felony, any physical altercation with a law enforcement officer, emergency responder (e.g., EMT) or most other public service employees will be treated…
  • Procuring Alcohol to a Minor in Nebraska

    Criminal charges relating to minors typically have severe punishments, especially when it comes to alcohol or drugs. Often individuals in the presence of minors who have been drinking or are under the influence of alcohol will be charged with procuring…
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