Criminal

Criminal

Because of the many variables criminal cases may include, the Self-Represented Litigation Committee of the Judicial Branch cannot not provide forms for all possible situations in this process. 

These instructions and forms were developed to assist people, especially those looking to handle their own legal matters, to better understand legal processes. However, anyone thinking of handling their own case is urged to talk to a lawyer or explore resources available in the Nebraska Online Legal Self-Help Center

If you would like to read more about CRIMINAL CASES IN NEBRASKA click here.

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WAVIER AND PLEA INSTRUCTIONS

If you received a citation and the "waiver allowed" box at the bottom of the ticket has been marked, you are allowed to waive your rights, plead guilty, and pay the established fine and costs for this offense without appearing in court. You may, if you wish, appear in court and contest this matter.

 

To waive your rights and pay your citation:

ELECTRONICALLY, go to:  http://www.nebraska.gov/demo/CitationPayment/two.html.

BY MAIL, download the Waiver and Plea of Guilty form and mail it with your payment to the appropriate county court. For specific County Court contact information please click here.

WAIVER IS NOT ALLOWED
If a waiver is not allowed or if you were cited for multiple offenses, and one of the offenses requires a court appearance, you will need to appear in court at the time and date specified on the citation to answer to all the offenses.

COURT APPOINTED ATTORNEY
If you are charged with an offense which may result in jail time, and cannot afford an attorney, you can request that an attorney be appointed to represent you at no cost to you.

In order to make such request, a Financial Affidavit must be completed.

JURY TRIAL
Most trials are argued to a judge.  However, if you are charged with an offense which may result in jail time if you are convicted, you may submit a Jury Trial Request to request your case be heard by a jury.

CRIMINAL HISTORY REPORT
To read more about requesting a Criminal History report, click here.

MOTION TO SEAL A JUVENILE CRIMINAL RECORD
To read more about Filing a Motion to Seal a Juvenile Criminal Record click here.

FILING A PETITION TO SET ASIDE A CRIMINAL CONVICTION
To read more about Filing a Petition to Set Aside a Criminal Conviction click here.


Instructions and forms on this website are generally provided as a public service by the Self-Represented Litigation Committee of the Judicial Branch.

NOTE: THE SUPREME COURT DOES NOT REPRESENT THAT THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS WILL BE APPROPRIATE IN EVERY CASE. ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE REGARDING THE USE OF THE INSTRUCTIONS AND FORMS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO A LAWYER.