Defend your Nebraska DUI case.

In Nebraska, even one with no prior DUI conviction may be sentenced to jail.  Nebraska has toughened its DUI laws recently, and most of those changes took effect January 1, 2012.  Still many people plead guilty because they know they were intoxicated and incorrectly assume a lawyer cannot help them, which might cost in fines, increased insurance rates, an interlock device, court costs, probation fees and an alcohol evaluation, to name a few things.  However, an experienced DUI lawyer can answer the following questions that may be vital to your case:

  • Was I lawfully stopped?
  • What evidence does the State need to prove to convict me? And, can the state prove that evidence beyond a reasonable doubt?
  • Did all of the people who performed tests to see if I was intoxicated have proper certification to perform those tests?
  • Was the correct testing equipment used to determine I was driving with an illegal concentration of alcohol in my blood, and was that equipment itself tested to ensure it was accurate?
  • Am I a likely candidate for diversion?
  • Do I know the judge assigned to my case and what arguments that judge considers when deciding the case or at sentencing?
  • Should I get an alcohol evaluation?  Who should I have do my alcohol evaluation?
  • If I am convicted, what’s the worst punishment I might get?  What’s the minimum punishment I’ll get?  What is the likely punishment I might get? What are the best things I can do to try to get a less severe punishment?
  • What effect will a DUI conviction have on my driving privileges?
  • Should I request an administrative license hearing?
  • Should I appeal my conviction or sentence?
Of course that’s just a small glimpse of some of the important questions regarding a Nebraska DUI case, and the answer to one question can give rise to many other questions.  If you have been charged with a DUI in Omaha, Bellevue, Papillion, La Vista, Lincoln, Gretna, Bennignton, Blair, Plattsmouth, Ashland or anywhere else in Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Washington or Lancaster counties, contact McGowan Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Richard P. McGowan
McGowan Law Firm
1904 Farnam St., #725
Omaha, NE 68102-1909
Phone: 402-341-0820
Fax: 402-341-0840