Driving Under The Influence In Nebraska
If you have been charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the charges can be severe, especially if it is a repeat offense. The consequences of a guilty plea could include the loss of your license for an extended period of time as well as jail time depending on the severity of your specific case. Here at Courtney Law Office, P.C., L.L.O., located in Omaha, we understand how scary these situations can be. We do all we can to ensure our clients are properly represented when they’ve been charged with a DWI, OWI or MIP. Learn more about the differences between the types of “under the influence” cases in more detail below.
The Complexity Of Under the Influence Charges
Since there are a great deal of different scenarios that involve drugs and alcohol, there are many unique charges that exist, all with their own types of consequences. Here are some of the most common charges and what they mean.
- Driving under the influence (DUI): DUI or DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charges are common. They are filed when someone is found to be drunk and behind the wheel. The amount of alcohol you have consumed, the way you were driving when stopped, and repeat offenses can drastically change the severity of the consequences.
- Operating while intoxicated (OWI): Even if you are not driving a vehicle on the road, you can still be charged for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. This criminal charge applies to smaller motorized vehicles like snowmobiles, quads and construction equipment.
- Minor in possession (MIP): One of the most common causes of arrest for people under 21 across America, is a minor in possession of alcohol charge. This is a charge brought against young individuals who are caught with alcohol before they are old enough to legally have it.
With decades of experience, Jeff Courtney leads our legal team at Courtney Law Office, P.C., L.L.O. He brings his knowledge to bear for your rights if you are facing criminal charges that involve alcohol or the juvenile court system.
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