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.
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.
Client expelled from University graduate school for alleged violation of academic code of conduct. Berry Law attorney Susan Napolitano showed that the University’s investigation and penalty procedures were not followed. The University reversed the termination and the penalty was reduced to probation. Client allowed to graduate with a clean academic record.
Client falsely accused of Sexual Assault of a Child in the First Degree (Class IB Felony), Sexual Assault of a Child in the Third Degree (Class IIIA Felony), and Child Abuse (Class IIIA Felony). Client was facing a possible prison sentence of 20 years to life in prison. Berry Law attorney Chad Wythers was able to get both felony charges of sexual assault dismissed and the charge of child neglect reduced to a misdemeanor. Client sentenced to 6 months of probation.
Client charged with concealed carry violation, disturbing the peace (of the police officer) and 3rd Degree assault based on a “menacing threat.” Berry Law got the concealed carry violation dropped, and the client was found not guilty on a directed verdict for other charges. Not Guilty.
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.
Client was a passenger in an accident and faced over $100,000 of medical bills. Driver’s liability insurance only covered up to $25,000 in medical expenses, leaving client at a substantial loss. Berry Law was able to get all expenses covered through other insurance the client was unaware of by successfully proving that he was eligible and that their claims about his ownership of “junk” vehicles did not remove his rights to due compensation. All medical expenses were paid for by insurance and approximately $282,000 total recovered.
Client was charged with Use of a Firearm to Commit a Felony and Terroristic Threats and was facing up to 50 years in jail with a mandatory minimum of 5 years.
Due to the zealous representation by Berry Law Firm attorneys, all charges were dropped.
Client charged in Howard county with three sex crimes: First-Degree Sexual Assault of a Child (20 years to life in prison), Incest (1-20 years) and Third-Degree Sexual Assault of a Child (0-5 years). Today all 3 felony counts were dismissed. Case Dismissed.
After a Missouri resident spent time in a Nebraska jail for allegedly conspiring to deliver marijuana with a firearm, the charges were dropped and he was released from jail. The state had violated the defendant’s right to a speedy trial and the judge proceeded to dismiss the case. The man was represented by Attorney Chad Wythers. Click here to read more.
Client facing two charges of unlawful intrusion and six other potential charges, each a Class I Misdemeanor in Nebraska. Berry Law attorney Hannah Carroll-Altman negotiated the case down to a single charge. She also helped the client receive a sentence of probation. The client did not receive any jail time, did not receive a fine, and was not ordered to register on the sexual offender registry.