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Frequently Asked Questions About Nebraska Drug Arrests

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Uncertainty and fear are common emotions when you face drug charges, especially as you consider the potential impact on your future. This is true whether you are arrested with marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, or heroin, or if it is a state or federal charge. 

If you were charged with a drug offense, it is critical you enlist the help of a skilled criminal defense lawyer. Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. Attorney Tom Olsen is a Former Assistant State Attorney General and Assistant Omaha City Prosecutor with more than 30 years of trial experience, which includes securing favorable outcomes for thousands of clients. With so much at stake, Attorney Olsen is the legal professional to have by your side.

Here are some common questions regarding drugs in Nebraska. These responses are not meant to replace direct advice from a defense attorney. For help, contact Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.. immediately.

Q: Is Marijuana Legal in Nebraska?

A: No. While cannabis has been decriminalized in neighboring Colorado and other states, it remains illegal in Nebraska. Penalties range from a citation and $300 fine for first-time possession of up to an ounce of marijuana to substantial prison time and fines for possession with intent to distribute, drug trafficking, or drug manufacturing.

Q: What is the Charge for Possessing a Small Amount of Cannabis Edibles, Wax, or Hash Oil?

A: Punishments for possession of these concentrated THC products far exceed those for "flower" marijuana. In Nebraska, it is a felony if you are arrested with any amount of these items, and it is charged the same as meth and other hard drugs.

Q: If I Buy Marijuana Legally in Another State, Can I Bring it into Nebraska?

A: No, and this has turned into big business for law enforcement. Police have significantly increased their presence on Interstate 80, which serves as a pipeline for transporting legally purchased cannabis. I-80 drug busts have yielded everything from simple possession cases to marijuana loads eclipsing 1,500 pounds.

Q: What Should an Out-of-State Resident Do if Arrested on Drug Charges in Nebraska?

A: This is an increasingly common occurrence as police target rental vehicles and out-of-state drivers. First, in accordance with your Miranda rights, do not submit to questioning until speaking with Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.. and having Attorney Tom Olsen present for your interrogation. Once you are released from custody and return home, Attorney Olsen will provide consistent communication as he works toward the best possible resolution in your case.

Q: Will I Go to Jail for Drug Possession?

A: From the moment you hire Attorney Tom Olsen, his primary goal is to keep a conviction off your record so you can avoid jail and heavy fines. This includes securing National Safety Council, Nebraska Diversion Program eligibility for first-time offenders. Whatever your situation, you can trust he will get you the most optimal deal.

Contact a Lincoln Drug Offense Lawyer

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

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