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Tana Marie Fye

Holdrege Criminal Defense Attorney.

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  1. What are possible consequences for destruction of property

    Answered 23 days ago.

    1. Tana Marie Fye
    2. Tregg Robert Lunn
    3. William W Frankfurt IV
    3 lawyer answers

    That sounds like an offense called Criminal Mischief, but the penalties depend on the amount of damage. You'll probably have to wait and see what you're charged with. Plus your criminal history (or lack thereof) and other things can factor in. Ultimately you should hire a lawyer.

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  2. What do we need to do for legal guardianship over a new born given to us by a friend

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Tana Marie Fye
    2. Ruth Elaine McMahon
    2 lawyer answers

    I'd suggest contacting local area attorneys who do both guardianships and adoptions. The cost difference may not be as significant as you may think, and the processes are similar. Additionally just because the bio-parents can't or aren't able to care for the child right now doesn't mean that this will always be the case. You will certainly get attached to the child, and the child to you. Disrupting that later if the bio-parents change their minds would be possible with a guardianship, but not...

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  3. I have been charged with burglary felony 3 of my moms house based on my fingerprint, can i beat this in court?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Tana Marie Fye
    2. Tregg Robert Lunn
    3. Joseph Rodney Franks
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to hire an attorney or request court appointed counsel. You should not speak with law enforcement without an attorney present, and should stop making any statements to anyone else besides your attorney. You may have a defense, but an attorney would be able to evaluate the specific facts of your case and make the judgment.

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  4. If the original divorce documents state nothing about child support after the child turns 18, does a person have to continue to

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Tana Marie Fye
    2. Steven Alan Fink
    2 lawyer answers

    The previous poster stated that child support continues until the child turns 19 or graduates from high school. That is not entirely correct. In South Dakota, child support only continues until age 18, unless the child is still in high school, in which case child support would continue until the child graduates from high school or turns 19. If the child is still in high school and is less than 19 years of age, then the child support obligation would remain. If the child is not in high...

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  5. Is an agreement that took place over text messaging legaly binding?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Tana Marie Fye
    1 lawyer answer

    Those text messages could be used as evidence to prove a valid and enforceable agreement between you and the potential buyer. However, evidentiary requirements, such as laying a foundation for the text messages (who sent them, who received them, how do we know that they haven't been altered, etc.) would still be required. In addition, simply because you believe an agreement exists from those text messages does not mean that a judge would necessarily see things the same way and would find that...

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  6. What are my chances of going to jail for "Petty theft under $200/Theft by Deception" in the state of Nebraska?

    Answered 1 day ago.

    1. Ashley Lee Albertsen
    2. Tana Marie Fye
    3. John Joseph Brosnan
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends on the specific facts, where your case is being heard, who your judge is, and who the County Attorney is. I'd suggest retaining an attorney immediately, or requesting court appointed counsel.

  7. Can one argue to the court that drug possession is a victim less crime therefore not really a crime at all

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Tana Marie Fye
    2. Ashley Lee Albertsen
    3. Tregg Robert Lunn
    4. Robert Jason De Groot
    4 lawyer answers

    You can argue whatever you wish, but this argument will get you absolutely nowhere. The legislature has the power to decide whether something is a crime.

  8. What is likely to be my punishment for first time third degree domestic assault?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Tana Marie Fye
    2. Tregg Robert Lunn
    3. Michael L Detzky
    4. Raymond George Wigell
    4 lawyer answers

    First, make sure you are not having contact with him if there is a no contact order in place. If he'd like to have the no contact order withdrawn, he should write to the court and request that that order be lifted. Beyond those two issues, you'll really need an attorney (either retained or court appointed), as your questions are very fact specific. No one on a forum such as this one could really give you good guidance about what could happen and what to expect.

  9. What are the consequences for a 2nd violation of probation charge in nebraska?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Ashley Lee Albertsen
    2. Tregg Robert Lunn
    3. Tana Marie Fye
    4. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    4 lawyer answers

    With a second probation violation filing, you're probably looking at jail time. You should retain an attorney or request court appointed counsel so that the amount of time can potentially be minimized and any extenuating circumstances can be presented.

  10. I was charged with accessory to shoplifting how can they do this if we did not have anything when searched?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Tana Marie Fye
    2. Tregg Robert Lunn
    3. Tony Anthony
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to either retain an attorney or request court appointed counsel. It is not clear from your description exactly what occurred, and therefore it would be difficult to tell you in this type of a forum whether you'd have a defense.