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It takes 2 to create the right criminal defense strategy

Over the years, we have learned that many defendants in Lincoln, Nebraska, expect their criminal defense lawyer to make all of the important decisions on their behalf. While there is no underestimating the importance of hiring the right attorney, defendants charged with any criminal activity should take an active role in the process.

Legal guidance for innocent people charged with a crime

If you are innocent of the charges filed against you, why would you need to create a criminal defense strategy? Unfortunately, far too many wrongful convictions have left innocent people imprisoned for crimes they didn't commit. If you need proof of this, we invite you to browse the cases highlighted on the Innocence Project website. Instead of risking your freedom and becoming another statistic, it is better to be proactive about the charges against you.

Defend yourself against involuntary manslaughter charges

Involuntary manslaughter is a term that refers to unintentional killing that is a result of criminal negligence or recklessness. It may also be the charge placed if a person is killed as a result of a low-level felony or misdemeanor crime. Also known as criminally negligent homicide, the term essentially means that a person's actions caused a death but that the death wasn't intentional.

Why do judges accept plea bargains?

When you're facing a criminal charge, one thing you should understand is what happens if you take a plea deal. Plea bargaining is a major part of the United States criminal justice system. It's there to help reduce the time and cost of a trial, to avoid publicity, to eliminate uncertainty about the case's outcome and to reduce the overall caseload of the court system.

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