Since 1965, Berry Law has been protecting the rights of individuals charged with crimes related to controlled substances. With over a century of combined experience, our team of accomplished attorneys has achieved a national reputation for our formidable defense representation. In Nebraska and over 20 other states, we have assisted individuals facing both misdemeanor and felony drug charges. A dedicated criminal attorney at our firm can provide you with a solid defense during this critical time.
The government has extensive resources to draw upon when prosecuting a drug case. If you are facing state or federal drug charges, our firm can help you. Contact a Lincoln drug lawyer today to schedule an initial case consultation.
Uncompromising Representation, No Matter the Charge
Some firms are not up to the challenge of a felony drug charge and shy away from handling cases of this nature. Others may neglect their defense of misdemeanor cases, thinking it too minor to deserve their full attention. Our drug attorneys do not feel this way.
At Berry Law, we recognize that every drug charge can have a significant impact on the rest of your life. We provide diligent and uncompromising representation to each of our clients, no matter the offense. We are undeterred by size or scope when it comes to defending controlled substance charges.
The Common Types of Drug Offenses
The attorneys at our firm have aggressively and successfully defended clients in charges involving many types of controlled substances. This includes charges involving:
- Drug analog/designer drugs
- Prescription drugs
Regardless of the type of drug the police charge you for, you should seek legal help right away.
Is Marijuana Legal in Lincoln?
Some states across the country are loosening restrictions on medical and recreational marijuana, but that is not the case in Lincoln. Marijuana possession is still a crime under state law. While possessing small amounts of marijuana is a misdemeanor, prosecutors treat large possession cases as felonies. These felony offenses can result in substantial prison time upon a conviction.
Can I Bring Marijuana From Another State Legally?
You cannot bring in marijuana from another state, even if you purchased it there legally. This has become a growing issue, as nearby Colorado and South Dakota have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. No matter the law in other states, it is still a violation of both state and federal law to own, transport, or possess marijuana in Lincoln.
Out of state drivers should be aware of the criminal liability they face any time they cross state lines while in possession of marijuana. If you are facing charges for driving through the area with marijuana or another drug, you will need a strong legal advocate to help you build a defense.
What are the Penalties for a Drug Conviction?
There are different types of drug offenses under state law. Possession of a controlled substance can carry steep penalties, although they are generally less severe than manufacturing or distribution charges.
Most possession cases are Class IV felonies according to Nebraska Revised Statute § 28-416. However, small amounts of marijuana may only lead to a misdemeanor offense. A felony possession conviction can result in as much as two years in prison and a fine of no more than $10,000.
The severity of a manufacturing or distribution charge will depend on the specific controlled substance. At the highest levels, these offenses could lead to a maximum prison term of 50 years.
For lower-scheduled drugs, a conviction can bring up to three years in prison as well as a fine of up to $10,000. Even if you believe your drug charges are minor, you should hire an experienced lawyer to handle your case.
Successfully Defending Citizens Across the Country
Law enforcement has singled out Interstate 80 as a drug thoroughfare. Their overly zealous pursuit has resulted in many questionable stops. Many individuals, including both Nebraskans and out-of-state residents have unfortunately found themselves subjected to dubious law enforcement tactics. Our team of drug crime lawyers in Lincoln is highly skilled in disputing these tactics and the details surrounding a drug arrest on Interstate 80.
The attorneys at our firm can assertively challenge the circumstances that led up to your drug arrest along I-80, including:
- Lack of reasonable suspicion
- Lack of probable cause
- Improper training or handling of drug-sniffing dogs
Whether you are a college student, military personnel, or a visitor to our state, we can provide customized and vigorous advocacy to challenge a drug charge. We do everything in our power to fight your charges.
Contact a Lincoln Drug Attorney Today
Berry Law has a long history of fighting for others in the courtroom and beyond. Whether the police charged you with possession, trafficking, conspiracy, or any other drug crime, we can provide tenacious and forceful legal counsel. Call our office today to request a confidential case consultation with one of our Lincoln drug lawyers.