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Lincoln Nebraska DUI Lawyers - Berry Law Firm
2650 North 48th Street
- Lancaster County, NE
Meet the Trial Attorneys of the Berry Law Firm in Lincoln
For the advice of an aggressive and experienced trial lawyer in a criminal defense or civil litigation problem, contact the Berry Law Firm. Established in 1965, we are known throughout Nebraska for our aggressive
and competitive approach to complex legal problems.
To learn more about the professional background and career achievements of our lawyers, see their profiles below.
Serving Clients in Civil and Criminal Cases Since 1965
Experience, skill and preparation are the key ingredients to success for our clients in cases ranging from DUI or divorce to felony criminal defense or complex accident litigation. To learn about the scope of our practice and our ability to protect your interests, contact a seasoned trial attorney at the Berry Law Firm in Lincoln.
You Can Discuss Your Legal Problem With Us in Total Confidence
The first thing clients notice about our firm is our aggressive and proactive approach to a client’s specific legal problem. Our attorneys are experienced and knowledgeable, and our staff anticipates and responds promptly to every client need. At our firm, attorneys work as a team in considering all possible solutions for your legal problem. Our team approach
provides many different perspectives and solutions for your problem. Throughout the course of our representation, we will keep you advised about all of the developments and give you the information you need to make sound decisions for yourself.
We have a statewide and national reputation for handling the biggest and most complex criminal defense problems. Our combined experience and reputation provides our most valuable asset for a criminal defendant. We have over 100 years of combined experience in representing criminal clients. The founder of the firm, John Stevens Berry, Sr. has been involved in over 100 homicide cases and has represented clients in twenty-six different states.
As indicated, in complex criminal cases, our lawyers work together to give you the benefit of different perspectives and experiences. Our ability to adequately staff complex cases at every level in the proceedings also maximizes our attention to detail and the likelihood of a successful result.
In divorce and other family law matters, we help you figure out what a good outcome will look like, then go to work to make it happen for you. A sound understanding of your rights and responsibilities as a spouse or parent is the starting point for a positive result.
Call the Berry Law Firm for Advice About Nebraska DUI
The DUI defense lawyers at the Berry Law Firm have the experience and skill dealing with the full range of Nebraska drunk driving charges that can help you avoid the worst potential consequences of a conviction. To learn about our ability to represent and protect your interests effectively, contact our office in Lincoln.
We Analyze the Facts of Your Case to Find the Best Approach to Take
Nebraska DUI charges have become tougher to fight in recent years, but there are still good options for resolving your case on favorable terms. While aggressively fighting for your charges to be dismissed or reduced, the attorneys at the Berry Law Firm routinely examine the following issues in every DUI case:
- Did the arresting officer have a reasonable suspicion for pulling your vehicle over in the first place?
- Did the officer conduct a field sobriety test or preliminary breath test properly?
- Was there probable cause to arrest you for DUI?
- Was the breath or blood test to determine your blood alcohol concentration correctly administered at the station?
- >Were their problems with the operator’s certification or the machine’s maintenance?
- Are their any medical, health or dietary explanations for a high blood alcohol reading?
Satisfactory answers to any of these questions can lead to dismissal of the charges, acquittal at trial, or the difference between a misdemeanor and felony drunk driving conviction.
One of our criminal defense attorneys, Chad Wythers, is trained and certified in the proper administration of field sobriety tests by police officers, and his ability to expose the shortcomings of the procedure used in any particular case can make the decisive difference in our client’s favor.
We Defend Clients Facing Misdemeanor or Felony DUI Charges
DUI related to serious or fatal traffic accidents or involving a blood alcohol concentration over .15 on a third arrest can be charged as a felony. Our experience with the effective defense of serious crimes can give you an extra advantage in the resolution of such charges as vehicular homicide or felony repeat DUI.
To learn more about the scope of our DUI defense practice, contact a knowledgeable lawyer at the Berry Law Firm in Lincoln.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Type of Cases Our Firm Handles
I have successfully tried many cases to bench and jury trials including dui, criminal and traffic.
We Think You Should Hire Us If:
You want a lawyer who will personally handle your file and will be available for consultation afternoons, evenings and weekends. I will fairly evaluate your case and determine the most favorable course. I will not hesitate to go to trial on your case; that decision, however, will ultimately be yours.
Our Firm is Not Right For You If:
You are looking for a lawyer who will only tell you what you want to hear. I will work with you to honestly assess the facts of the case.
If You Want to Tell Our Law Firm About Your Situation You Should:
I personally communicate with you whenever possible. If I am in Court when you call, you can leave a message with my secretary or on my voicemail. I personally guarantee you will hear back from me in 24-hours, or less - most often, much less. My office phone is (402) 466-8444
The Typical Cost to Get Us To Start Working on Your Case is:
The cost varies depending on the allegation and facts of the case. A fee will be quoted at our initial consultation.
Our Clients Will Tell You That:
My level of experience, knowledge of the law, and personal familiarity with the judges, prosecutors, and system is a great advantage. In addition my personal and regular contact with clients, availability and involvement with every aspect of the case bring the most favorable results.
Our Philosophy On How We Approach Our Cases is:
Depending on the type of case I like to find out as much as I can about the facts of the case and talk to anyone who can help our defense. At that time we can discuss our options. The stronger our defense appears to the prosecutor, the better our chances are of getting a favorable result.
If You Want to Learn More About Our Firm You Should:
During our free initial consultation I will answer any questions. Please call (402) 466-8444..
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Every state has some sort of "drunk driving" statute. The term "drunk driving" is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be "drunk" or "intoxicated" to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states). Some states call it DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), but it refers to the same offense. The consequences of differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by your age, blood alcohol limit (BAC), whether you have been arrested for in the past, and whether you caused injury or death during the .
A Lawyer can help...
Assess your legal situation
An experienced Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A lawyer mostly deals with matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.
Explain the consequences
The consequences of a vary greatly from state to state and a lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for , (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state's motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.
Manage the process
Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.
Represent you in court
An experienced Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.
Don't know if a Lawyer is right for you? Here are some general guidelines:
Definitely hire a Lawyer if you already have several 's and receive another; or if your arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.
Seriously consider hiring a Lawyer if you've been arrested for a second (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.
You might want to hire a Lawyer if you don't understand your rights or laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don't know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.