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Omaha Attorney for Illegal Drug Dog Searches

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Douglas County Criminal Defense Lawyer for Drug Arrests Stemming from Unlawful K-9 Searches

Since the early 1970s, police have utilized drug-sniffing dogs to detect narcotics in the vehicles, residences, and storage facilities of suspects. With training, these canines can cost up to $10,000, but when used frequently, they quickly pay for that investment and then some in the eyes of law enforcement.

In Nebraska, drug dogs are a valuable asset in the ongoing War on Drugs being waged across the state. Nowhere is this offensive more visible than on Interstate 80, which has become a pipeline for legally purchased marijuana from Colorado and other states, transported by in-state and out-of-state drivers. These K-9 units often play a key role in illegal search and seizure by law enforcement, in violation of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 

If you were arrested for a drug offense after a K9 search, you need an accomplished criminal defense attorney on your side who has successfully defended thousands of drug suspects. At Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney Tom Olsen is a Former Assistant State Attorney General and Assistant Omaha City Prosecutor who vigorously defends the rights of individuals who face possession with intent to distribute, drug trafficking, or drug manufacturing allegations. If law enforcement acted unlawfully during your arrest, you can trust Attorney Olsen will find out.

Drug Dog Search Rights

The legality of drug dog searches has been debated for decades, with various points of contention. First is whether a driver's right to privacy disallows a K-9 sniff search around their vehicle during a traffic stop without a warrant. While the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled a warrant is not necessary, Attorney Tom Olsen aggressively combats questionable police tactics that often lead to dog searches in the first place. This includes targeting vehicles, following them until the slightest driver error occurs, pulling the vehicle over, and establishing alleged suspicion on completely subjective grounds. 

Throughout the history of drug dog use, suspects often sat for long periods of time waiting for a K-9 unit to show up after getting pulled over. In a 2015 case out of Nebraska, the Supreme Court established that police cannot detain drivers for any longer than a normal traffic stop should take unless criminal activity is apparent. 

In his thorough initial investigation of your case, Attorney Tom Olsen will determine if officers violated standard protocols during your detainment and subsequent drug dog search of your vehicle or property. With 30 years of trial experience, Attorney Olsen has seen every dubious method an arresting officer can use, and he is adept at achieving dropped charges based on these actions. 

Regardless of whether you face marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine charges, Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. will work tirelessly to protect your future. If this requires negotiations with prosecutors for reduced charges, you can trust Attorney Tom Olsen will attain the best possible outcome.

Contact a Lincoln County Defense Attorney

Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.. is prepared to begin your defense today. Contact our 24/7 Buffalo County drug crime defense lawyer at 402-598-5789 for a free consultation. We also serve clients in Aurora, Dawson County, Grand Island, Hall County, Hamilton County, Kearney, Lancaster County, Lexington, Lincoln, North Platte, Papillion, Sarpy County, Seward, York, and York County.

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