Conviction on a drug possession charge can have lasting effects on your life and career. You may go to jail. You will have a criminal record, and you may be prevented from entering certain occupations or the military. You should obtain legal representation from an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Lincoln.
Berry Law is a team of criminal defense lawyers that provides aggressive, results-driven representation for people charged with possession of marijuana, synthetic marijuana, drug paraphernalia, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and other illegal substances. We also defend people accused of illegal possession of prescription drugs. Don’t take chances with your future — get legal help today.
What You Say to Police Officers Can Harm Your Case
When stopped for suspicion of possession of a small amount of illegal drugs, some people make the mistake of telling the officer that they were intending to share it with a friend. This can result in a drug distribution charge rather than the lesser charge of possession. Nevertheless, there may be a successful defense strategy in this type of case.
Our attorneys understand defense based on illegal search and seizure methods. When circumstances allow it, we will seek to suppress evidence relating to your case. When successful, this strategy usually results in the prosecutor dropping or reducing charges.
Possession of Marijuana
In Nebraska, possession of one ounce or less of marijuana by a first-time offender is punishable by a fine of $300. Nevertheless, a simple possession of marijuana charge is more than just a nuisance. You will have a criminal record, and subsequent drug convictions carry more serious penalties. Our attorneys will defend you and seek to get the charge dismissed whenever possible.
Alternatives to Conviction and Jail
Many people charged with drug crimes can avoid conviction and jail through alternative sentencing options. Our lawyers have experience negotiating such outcomes, and, if you qualify, we can work with the prosecutor and court seeking to obtain such an outcome.