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.
Berry Law: Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers represented a client wrongfully accused of felony theft in Iowa. After demanding depositions to exercise the clients Constitutional right to confront the accusers, the prosecution was unable to secure any material witnesses. As a result of exercising his constitutional right to confront the accusers and proceed to trial, the prosecution filed a Motion to Dismiss all charges thereby relieving the client of a possible 5 year prison term.
Client charged with first-degree sex assault involving multiple Accusers in Johnson County, Nebraska. Client was facing a felony conviction, up to 50 years in prison and lifetime sex offender registry
Defense attorneys from Berry Law: Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers prevailed at a motions hearing preventing the state from using multiple accusers’ testimonies under Nebraska Revised Statute 27-414. Client received a plea deal, Reducing the case to a misdemeanor and a $1000 fine with no sex offender registration.
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: Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers helped compile responsive documents, drafted responses for the client, and attended multiple meetings. Following the investigation, none of the allegations were substantiated.
Client brought to administrative hearing facing expulsion for alleged sexual assault and stalking. Berry Law: Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers challenged the claims and evidence, resulting in a reduction to minor charges. Disciplinary action reduced to probation.
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.
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: Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers 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.
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: Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers 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.
Client charged with 3rd Degree Domestic Assault in Lancaster County, NE. Berry Law: Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers 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.
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: Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers 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.
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: Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Lawyers 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.