Criminal Law

Criminal Law Questions? Ask a Criminal Lawyer.

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Criminal Law
This answer was rated:

I am involved in a misdemeanor citation for a broken window,

and three other charges against...
I am involved in a misdemeanor citation for a broken window, and three other charges against a vandalized rental property: egress doors, and 2 charges about running a disorderly place.

I served a subpoena on the city prosecutor.

My understanding of Nebraska law is that a subpeona can be served by me to a government entity, does not need a sheriff, or some otherwise specially authorized process server.

Is this true?
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Criminal Law Question
Answered in 7 minutes by:
9/3/2010
Samuel II
Samuel II, Attorney at Law
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 27,011
Experience: Handle criminal matters in both state and federal courts.
Verified
Chat Conversation Started
Samuel-II : Hi
Samuel-II : Here is the law on process service. I do not see and exemption as you describe
Samuel-II : 25-506.01. Process; by whom served.Unless the plaintiff has elected service by certified mail, the summons shall be served by the sheriff of the county where service is made, by a person authorized by section 25-507 or otherwise authorized by law, or by a person, corporation, partnership, or limited liability company not a party to the action specially appointed by the court for that purpose. Service by certified mail shall be made by plaintiff or plaintiff’s attorney.
Samuel-II : 25-507. Process server; requirements; bond; cost.In any county which does not have a person contracted as a constable pursuant to section 25-2229, any person twenty-one years of age or older or a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company that satisfies the requirements of subsection (2) of this section shall have the same power as a sheriff to execute any service of process or order. Any person or entity may exercise the powers provided in subsection (1) of this section if such person or entity is not a party to the action, is not related to a party to the action, does not have an interest in the action, is not a public official employed by the county where service is made whose duties include service of process, and furnishes a good and sufficient corporate surety bond in the sum of fifteen thousand dollars, such bond being conditioned upon such person or entity faithfully and truly performing the duties of process server.
Samuel-II : 25-510.02. Service on state or political subdivision.The State of Nebraska, any state agency as defined in section 81-8,210, and any employee of the state as defined in section 81-8,210 sued in an official capacity may be served by leaving the summons at the office of the Attorney General with the Attorney General, deputy attorney general, or someone designated in writing by the Attorney General, or by certified mail service addressed to the office of the Attorney General. Any county, city, or village of this state may be served by personal, residence, or certified mail service upon the chief executive officer, or clerk. Any political subdivision of this state, as defined in subdivision (1) of section 13-903, other than a county, city, or village, may be served by personal, residence, or certified mail service upon the chief executive officer, clerk, secretary, or other official whose duty it is to maintain the official records, or any member of the governing board or body, or by certified mail service to the principal office of the political subdivision.
Customer :

i'm new to this

Samuel-II : If you have further questions, please post them here. Otherwise, please remember to accept so that I may get credit for my time and expertise and information
Samuel-II : I have provided the laws showing how service may be made. It must be done by someone who is not a party to the proceedings, over age 21
Samuel-II : There is no exemption for service to a government agency
Customer :

sorry, still reading.

Customer :

so my son, if not party, or if not interested, who is 30, could serve, but not me? is this a second question?

Customer :

*AND if not interested

Samuel-II : Yes
Samuel-II : He can serve it for you
Samuel II
Samuel II, Attorney at Law
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 27,011
Experience: Handle criminal matters in both state and federal courts.
Verified
Samuel II and 87 other Criminal Law Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Samuel II Your Own Question
Samuel II
Samuel II
Samuel II, Attorney at Law
Category: Criminal Law
Satisfied Customers: 27,011
27,011 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Handle criminal matters in both state and federal courts.

Samuel II is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Your Expert advise has provided insight on a difficult situation. Thank you so much for the prompt response. I will definitely recommend your website to my friends.

NormaPensacola, FL

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

3,194 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

P. Simmons

P. Simmons

Lawyer

2,063 satisfied customers

16 yrs. of experience including criminal law.

RobertJDFL

RobertJDFL

Lawyer

1,862 satisfied customers

Experienced in multiple areas of the law.

LawTalk

LawTalk

Lawyer

1,815 satisfied customers

30 years legal experience

Nate

Nate

Lawyer

1,736 satisfied customers

Over 10 years of criminal defense practice.

Marsha411JD

Marsha411JD

Lawyer

1,631 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney with 29 yrs. exp. in criminal law

AttorneyTom

AttorneyTom

Lawyer

1,242 satisfied customers

Attorney

< Previous | Next >

Related Criminal Law Questions
I was in Brooklyn on 2 Jan 2018, and received a disorderly
I was in Brooklyn on 2 Jan 2018, and received a disorderly conduct pink summons … read more
Gerald, Esq
Gerald, Esq
Juris Doctor
3,547 satisfied customers
I was convicted of 3 misdemeanors, but have not been tried
Hi I was convicted of 3 misdemeanors, but have not been tried yet... I would like to travel to UK for 50the B-day and would be back by 2/20 for my court date. Is this possible... I know how hard it is… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
I was charged over the weekend with a disorderly conduct
Hi. I was charged over the weekend with a disorderly conduct intoxicated in a public place. I spent the night in jail and posted so I was released the next morning.will I face further jail time? … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
Boyfriend is on I.p.s and got arrested for disorderly
Boyfriend is on I.p.s and got arrested for disorderly conduct, charges were dropped.its his 4th violation in 13 years.what should we expect,we live in AZ … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
Is corruption of a minor a misdemeanor or a felony?
Is corruption of a minor a misdemeanor or a felony? … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
How can I get my misdemeanor expunged without going through
How can I get my misdemeanor expunged without going through a lawyer? Can I file it myself? Also how long is the process?… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
My son received a disorderly conduct charge...researching
My son received a disorderly conduct charge...researching options … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,183 satisfied customers
My fiance was arrested on 9/7 for disorderly conduct, damage
My fiance was arrested on 9/7 for disorderly conduct, damage to property, and domestic violence. I reputed the domestic violence from day one. He has mental disorder of high anxiety and PTSD from prev… read more
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58
JD Honors Graduate
3,723 satisfied customers
I was charged with possession of marijuana misdemeanor
Okay I was charged with possession of marijuana misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia misdemeanor two counts of child endangerment misdemeanor what is worse … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
28,183 satisfied customers
I recently caught in disorderly conduct i argue with the cop
hi i recently caught in disorderly conduct i argue with the cop (what happened means the restaurant while i'm drinking the alcohol were called the cops and cops show up and told me to don't to the res… read more
WiseOwl58
WiseOwl58
JD Honors Graduate
3,723 satisfied customers
INTO IF I NEED TO HAVE A LAWYER FOR A DISORDERLY CONDUCT
I AM LOOKING INTO IF I NEED TO HAVE A LAWYER FOR A DISORDERLY CONDUCT CHARGE IN IOWA … read more
Expert James
Expert James
Doctoral Degree
11,711 satisfied customers
I have a court da on October 30 for a misdemeanor without a
I have a court da on October 30 for a misdemeanor without a bail and they didn't took my passport, can I leave the country? … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,811 satisfied customers
I having, I have a disorderly conduct charge in az. I was in
I have a disorderly conduct charge in az. I was in my home on the balcony bickering with my sister and a cop happenened to hear us and came up to our apartment. Found out I had a bench warrant from years ago so in was arrested. But then he gave me a dis charge. … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
My son has to appear in court on a misdemeanor. doesn't have
hi, my son has to appear in court on a misdemeanor. doesn't have any record and I guess did not move when the police asked him to. we bailed him and he has to appear in court 9/26. Should he have a la… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
I got a disorderly conduct citation for marijuana. I want to
I got a disorderly conduct citation for marijuana. I want to know what is the best course of action to take and what would show up on a background check … read more
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Nisha Jones, Esq.
Juris Doctorate
1,811 satisfied customers
I was arrested for disorderly conduct (misbehaving it
I was arrested for disorderly conduct (misbehaving it stated);I went the the municipal court and the prosecutior reduced/amended it to a local ordinance violation of misbehaving;he said its similar to… read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
7,403 satisfied customers
During my Bench Trial in Federal Court on a misdemeanor
During my Bench Trial in Federal Court on a misdemeanor charge of Simple Assault, I testified in my own defense. I would have made a more aggressive defense, but I thought certain points were best lef… read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers
I received a citation for a misdemeanor disorderly conduct
I received a citation for a misdemeanor disorderly conduct in AZ. Do I need a lawyer to represent me? I have no criminal record. … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Doctoral Degree
181 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x