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Timothy Sopinski

Timothy Sopinski

Sopinski Law Office
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Bankruptcy...
  • Nebraska
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Summary

As a former prosecutor, public defender and attorney for the State, I have several years of criminal law experience and unique insight into defending any type of criminal charges. I have also worked as legal counsel for the Tax Equalization and Review Commission, where I dealt with property tax appeals from both residential, commercial and agricultural land owners. I have extensive trial and courtroom experience and a real passion to help people. Regardless of your legal issues, service to my clients is my number one priority.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Bankruptcy
  • Tax Law
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Nebraska
Federal Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Lawyer
Sopinski Law Office
- Current
Sopinski Law Office focuses on providing premium legal services in criminal defense, property tax appeals and bankruptcy.
Legal Counsel
Nebraska Tax Equalization and Review Commission
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Served as legal counsel for the Commission charged with hearing and deciding property tax appeals in Nebraska.
Chief Deputy County Attorney
Dodge County Attorney
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Prosecuted crimes and represented the county in civil matters.
Education
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
J.D. (1997) | Law
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Honors: Moot Court Board
Gustavus Adolphus College
B.A. (1994) | History
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Professional Associations
Dodge County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Nebraska State Bar Association # 21332
Member
- Current
Nebraska County Attorneys Association
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
What Every Home and Business Owner Should Know About Property Taxes in Nebraska
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Sopinski Law Office
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. A guy I know must serve a minimum sentence of 15 years, and yet he isn't eligible for parole for 35 years...
A: Yes, based on the numbers you listed. A minimum sentence means that he must serve at least 15 years before release. Since he is not parole eligible for 35 years, he will have already served the minimum amount of 15 years. Think of it as "must serve at least 15 years. . ." Parole eligibility is usually one half of the bottom number on a prison sentence. So for example, if a person is sentenced to 10 to 20 years, he would be parole eligible in 5 years.
Q. I was given a citation for being in the presence of weed and para without it being mine. Plead not guilty?
A: If you're not sure what to do, a not guilty plea is always your best choice at your first appearance. After your not guilty plea, the case would be set for a trial or further hearing depending on what county you are in. At that point you can either have a trial or try to negotiate a deal with the County Attorney. At trial, the State will have the burden of proving that you were in possession of the weed and the paraphernalia. Keep in mind that possession doesn't necessarily mean that it was on your person.
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Sopinski Law Office
635 N Broad St
Fremont, NE 68025
USA
Telephone: (402) 704-7529