It's my first offense, no criminal record, think I'll be back in jail?
1 attorney answer
Pursuant to Nebraska statute, if you are charged with a class 1 misdemeanor you can be subject up to one year imprisonment and a $1,000 fine or both. There is no minimum sentence required.
What is likely to happen in a specific case depends on many factors. The case could be dismissed for lack of evidence. You could reach a plea deal for a lesser charge. Often a defense attorney and a prosecutor have some communication prior to a hearing to try to work out a plea deal. Especially for those with no criminal history, the Court will often give a chance at probation before ordering jail time, but this is less often true for more serious offenses or offenses that caused serious injury.
Although I am an attorney practicing law in Nebraska, the answer I provide is for general purposes only and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. If you need legal advice, you should contact an attorney who will discuss with you the specific facts of your case.