Situations in Nebraska in which a person ends up being shot and dying can often include a complex series of events and facts. Such appears to be the case in the death of a woman in Lincoln at the end of July that has now led to three men being arrested for and charged with her murder. Reports from 1011 Now indicate that a search is continuing for a fourth person believed to have been involved in the woman's death.
People in Nebraska know that when they are driving their cars they should always be aware of how other drivers might respond to situations or actions. It is also important that everyone drive safely and follow the basic traffic laws to help minimize accidents from happening. In some situations, one driver might become impatient with another and this may trigger an unfortunate series of events.
If you or someone you know is facing criminal charges in Nebraska, one of the things on your mind at this time may well be the long-term consequences of a potential conviction. Depending on the nature of the charges, a conviction might involve a person performing community service and paying a fine or it might involve a person spending many years in prison among other penalties.
Nebraska residents who have been charged with even one let alone multiple felony offenses might understandably be concerned about the penalties they might experience if they are eventually convicted of the crimes. There can be a wide range of criminal penalties that vary based in part on the exact crime charged as well as whether or not a person has had any prior offenses depending on the type of crime.
As with any criminal offense, people who are accused of felonies in Nebraska deserve the right to a fair defense and to be considered innocent of any crime until they are conclusively proven to be guilty. For some defendants, an important part of the criminal justice journey for them may well be ensuring that that are fairly accused of any charge let alone actually proving their innocence.
Nebraska residents who hear about minors being arrested for crimes regardless of the nature of those offenses often assume that a person under the age of 18 will be charged as a juvenile, especially if they are two, three or more years younger than 18. However, that is not always the case as can be seen in some recent situations in the state.
When it comes to understanding alleged sexual crimes involving teenagers, one thing that people in Nebraska need to understand is what the state considers the age of consent. This is one area of law that differs from state to state. According to the Age of Consent, the state of Nebraska has identified 16 as the age at which a person is legally able to participate in sexual activity.
Many people would say that bullying is an inevitable part of life. Parents, school administrators and students have taken steps in recent years to bring awareness to the problem of bullying and to prevent it, but the fact remains that some young people in Nebraska and elsewhere will participate in teasing, threatening or harming others. It is important for parents and students to understand that some types of bullying can be seen as a crime and may result in serious charges.
There is a new culture that has sprung up in the decades since the Internet became a part of nearly everyone’s lives. Social media, news article comment sections and online gaming forums have lent a sense of anonymity to most of the people who interact in these areas. For many residents of Nebraska and elsewhere, the ability to comment and interact with strangers without disclosing one’s identity may also create a false sense of security. Some may reason that they can say what they want, while others may take things further and commit an online crime without fearing reprisal.
If you are facing charges related to someone’s death, you could be understandably worried about the potential consequences. Depending on the circumstances, there are varying degrees to the charges you might face for murder or manslaughter in Nebraska. At Monzón, Guerra & Associates, Attorneys At Law, we feel is it important for you and others to understand the differences.