Case Results - Berry Law Firm

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.

  • 3rd Degree Domestic Assault

    Case Dismissed

    Client charged with 3rd Degree Domestic Assault in Lancaster County, NE. Berry Law defense attorney Bill Kurtenbach pushed the case to trial, and the case was ultimately dismissed at the State’s cost. This allowed the client to retain their Second Amendment Rights, which can be endangered in domestic assault cases. Case Dismissed.

  • Use of Weapon During Commission of a Felony

    Favorable Plea Agreement

    Client in Cheyenne County, NE, facing a Class II felony for use of a weapon during the commission of a felony and a Class IV felony for not having a drug tax stamp. Berry Law attorney David Tarrell successfully negotiated a plea bargain in which the client pled to 3 misdemeanor charges, resulting in a sentence of only fines/restitution.

  • 3 Counts of Domestic Abuse

    All Cases Dismissed

    Client faced multiple domestic abuse charges in Sarpy County. Berry Law attorney Matt Knipe successfully argued on his clients’ behalf that he was merely defending himself. After presenting the defendant’s case to the prosecutor and showing that he was acting purely out of self-defense and should have never been arrested in the first place, all charges were dropped.

  • Title IX Investigation

    None of the Allegations Substantiated

    Client accused of violating a University Code of Conduct through multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. The client faced serious sanctions that could have irreparable harm on the client’s future. During a lengthy investigation, Berry Law Firm helped compile responsive documents, drafted responses for the client, and attended multiple meetings. Following the investigation, none of the allegations were substantiated.

  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana – Interstate Drug Stop

    Not Guilty/Dismissed

    Client was travelling east on Interstate 80 and had stopped at a gas station when law enforcement searched the U-Haul client was driving with his consent. Upon searching the vehicle, law enforcement located 31 lbs of marijuana and charged the client with possession with the intent to deliver marijuana (Class IIA Felony) and the possession of marijuana absent a Drug Tax Stamp (a Class IV Felony). The driver was facing up to 22 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $10,000. Berry Law attorney Seth Morris successfully demonstrated the U-Haul wasn’t rented in client’s name, the client didn’t have the key to the cargo portion of the U-Haul where the marijuana was found, the client’s belongings were not in the U-haul, there was no evidence the client ever had access to the cargo portion of the U-Haul, and the State’s cooperating witness sent incriminating Facebook messages just days prior to the search. After jury deliberation, the client was found not guilty on all charges. Case Dismissed.

  • Approximately $1.0 Million Total Recovered

    $1 Million Total Recovered in Motorcycle Accident Case

    Client was involved in a motorcycle crash with underinsured driver who violated a stop sign. Although the other driver violated a stop sign, the manner in which the client was driving caused serious concerns about the Client’s culpability for the accident. The client, who was a truck driver before the crash, sustained serious injuries. The client was awarded social security disability due to his injuries in the crash. We negotiated a resolution with Nebraska Medicaid so the client could keep the proceeds of his settlement in a trust, and not jeopardize his Medicaid eligibility. Approximately $1.0 Million Total Recovered

  • 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. Not Guilty.

  • 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”.

  • Multiple Felony Charges of Child Abuse

    Not Guilty/Acquitted on all Charges

    Client charged with two felony counts of intentional and knowing child abuse (Class II Felony) after taking child to pediatrician for health concerns. Following full body x-rays, which showed that the child had suffered a fractured femur, ulna, and ribs, child protective services were called. Police later filed criminal charges against client, who was facing 1-50 years imprisonment on each charge. Jury found client not guilty on both charges. Not Guilty.

  • Multiple Drug Charges and Denial of Security Clearance

    Clearance Awarded & Drug Charges Dismissed

    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. Case Dismissed. Client had also 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. Security Clearance Awarded.

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