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.

  • 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.

  • Title IX Sexual Assault Allegations


    Client brought to administrative hearing facing expulsion for alleged sexual assault and stalking. Berry Law Firm challenged the claims and evidence, resulting in a reduction to minor charges. Disciplinary action reduced to probation.

  • First Degree Sexual Assault – Not Guilty

    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.

  • Domestic Abuse Protection Order

    Ex Parte Protection Order Dismissed

    Client was facing termination from his job, loss of 2nd Amendment Rights, and removal from his home due to a domestic abuse protection order.  Berry Law attorney Seth Morris successfully argued that there was conflicting testimony, no independent evidence, no witnesses, and a history of untruthfulness by the Petitioner causing the judge to dismiss the case. Gun rights reinstated, client not removed from his home, and will not be terminated from his employment.

  • First Degree False Imprisonment

    Felony Count Dismissed

    Client charged with First Degree False Imprisonment, a Class IIIA felony punishable by up to 3 years imprisonment. Oftentimes, attorneys waive preliminary hearings. However, Berry Law attorney Michael Wilson successfully argued that the client’s alleged conduct did not constitute the “restraint” required by the false imprisonment statute, resulting in the judge dismissing the case at the preliminary hearing. Felony Count Dismissed.

  • 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 Hunting Violations

    Acquittal on Two Counts; Client Retained Hunting and Fishing Privileges

    Client was charged with 3 hunting violations in Harrison County, Iowa. If convicted of more than one hunting violation, the client risked losing all hunting and fishing privileges in 48/50 states in the country for 1-2 years. Following the State’s case-in-chief, Berry Law attorney Matt Knipe moved for a judgment of acquittal on all charges. The court found the client “Not Guilty” on two of the three violations, preventing any loss of hunting privileges, fishing privileges, and saving the client approximately $1,500 in fines and court costs.

  • 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.

  • 3 Counts of Domestic Assault

    Case Dismissed with Prejudice

    Client facing three counts of domestic assault in Sarpy County with a potential jail time totaling 3 years. During pretrial proceedings, Berry Law defense attorney Matt Knipe demonstrated that the client was acting in self-defense, resulting in the case being dismissed. Case dismissed with prejudice, which means the State cannot refile the case against the client.

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