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What should I know about swatting?

You may have participated in phone pranks when you were much younger. You and your friends may have considered it harmless fun to call someone and ask if their refrigerator was running. However, it is vital for you and other Nebraska residents to understand the difference between an annoying prank and one that can result in serious criminal charges, as well as putting someone else at risk of bodily harm.

Refusing a breath test in Nebraska

If an officer stops a person for suspicion of driving while intoxicated or impaired by alcohol or drugs in Nebraska, he or she may think to him or herself, the officer cannot make the arrest if he or she does not have hard evidence. Typically, hard evidence comes in the form of a breath test reading. To try and avoid arrest, the person may refuse to take the breath test, but is doing so really such a good idea? Nebraska Legislature says no.

Field sobriety test accuracy not high

Have you or someone you know recently been arrested for and charged with a driving while intoxicated offense in Nebraska? If so, you will want to educate yourself about the various elements of your case so that you can effectively protect yourself during the defense process. As is common in these situations, you were likely asked toperform some tasks before you were arrested, generally referred to as field sobriety tests.

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