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My brother got arrested for assault, theft, intent to distribute and using a minor to sell marijuana. They also found an ounce in his car. He's in a small town in Nebraska. The judge set bail at $350,000. He's Hispanic (legal) and has a few priors from when he was a minor. He's a stupid 19 y/o kid, who thinks life's high school. Allegedly he went to a 17 y/o boy's house who owed him money from selling an ounce of weed, the boy said he didn't have the money or the drug. My brother supposedly choked him (marks on neck), then "made" the boy drive to the bank for the money. At the bank, he didn't withdraw the money and they got into an argument. Police was called. Now he's in county jail. No lawyer will touch him, because he's in jail and it'd be too time consuming. It's a small tight knit white community and I think they're going to try to make an example out of him. I think he should learn his lesson and spend a year or two in jail, but 3 to 20 yrs in State Prison?. He can be rehabilitated and maybe he needs bootcamp, or a couple of years of confinement... but if he goes to State Prison for 5 years that's a lifestyle almost impossible to unlearn. What can I do? Can I talk to the DA? should I? how do I find a competent lawyer in this bureaucratic piece of crap town? (Columbus, NE). What should I expect?
thanks for any advice,
Laura
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Hello and thanks so much for choosing this forum to pose your important legal question. I will do my best to give you some honest and accurate guidance as I answer your question.

 

  1. I am a licensed attorney with criminal law experience. I will be glad to try and answer your question. I hope that the following information will be helpful to you, but please just write back if you have any follow-up questions or need clarification on anything after reviewing the following information.
  2. I am truly sorry for the circumstances, and I commend you for being concerned about your brother's welfare. He is fortunate to have such a caring sister in his corner. Unfortunately, attempting to speak to the District Attorney will be futile. The best thing you can do for your brother is have local legal counsel speak to him.
  3. For your area, there are 13 criminal defense attorneys listed in practice through the Nebraska State Bar. I have listed these (below) for your reference. Start making calls and work your way down the list until you find one willing to consider taking on the case. I wish the process were simpler, but much footwork is required.
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Grant, Clark J.
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1464 27th Ave.
PO Box 455
Columbus, NENNN-NN-NNNN
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Hart, Carl K. Jr.
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2610 14th St.
Columbus, NE 68601
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Herman, Demetria Wade
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[email protected]
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2610 14th St
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Klutman, Erik Charles
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2503 13th St.
PO Box 1305
Columbus, NENNN-NN-NNNN
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Knoepfle, Melanie
20418 (NNN) NNN-NNNN(NNN) NNN-NNNN
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1468 25th Ave, #1
Columbus, NE 68601
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Kurtenbach, William D.
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[email protected]
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1359 26th Ave.
PO Box 51
Columbus, NE 68601
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Matas, Timothy Paul
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1455 27th Ave.
P.O. Box 1618
Columbus, NE 68602
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Neiman, William J.
21056 (NNN) NNN-NNNN(NNN) NNN-NNNN
[email protected]
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1470 25th Ave.
PO Box 457
Columbus, NE 68602
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Schumacher, Eugene G.
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2503 13th St.
PO Box 1305
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Sipple, Mark M.
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2503 13th St.
PO Box 1305
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Sohriakoff, Nathan Josiah
24275 (NNN) NNN-NNNN(NNN) NNN-NNNN
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1455 27th St.
PO Box 1618
Columbus, NE 68602
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Stecker, James C.
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2420 15th St.
PO Box 215
Columbus, NE 68601
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Tessendorf, Jacqueline M.
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Nebraska State Bar Association, 635 S. 14th St., Suite 200, P.O. Box 81809, Lincoln, NE 68508(NNN) NNN-NNNN Toll Free(NNN) NNN-NNNN FAX(NNN) NNN-NNNNWeb Master

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