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Federal Drug Crimes Lawyer in Nebraska

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Criminal Defense Attorney for Clients Arrested on Federal Drug Charges in Douglas County, Lancaster County, and Throughout Nebraska

When a drug arrest goes beyond simple possession or a lesser possession with intent to distribute allegation, a state drug charge can become a federal case. This includes drug trafficking and drug manufacturing charges that involve large amounts of seized narcotics. 

In Nebraska, federal agents typically do not pick up marijuana cases unless they net around 500 pounds or if they believe the suspect is part of a larger operation they can dismantle. With more dangerous drugs like methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine, and fentanyl, federal law enforcement will often take over cases that exceed 25 grams, especially if they feel it will lead to other individuals involved in a conspiracy. In these cases, agents try to get arrestees to cooperate in the investigation as they move up the chain of command to get the bigger players. 

Federal drug charges are more severe than state crimes and it can be difficult to negotiate a favorable deal with prosecutors due to mandatory sentencing procedures. That is why if you face a federal drug charge, it is imperative you enlist the services of an elite defense attorney who knows the system. When you entrust Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. with your case, you will have more than 30 years of trial experience by your side in Attorney Tom Olsen, a Former Assistant State Attorney General and Assistant Omaha City Prosecutor. Attorney Olsen has successfully defended thousands of clients from across the country, including in-state and out-of-state residents arrested in the increasing number of drug busts on Interstate 80

Federal Drug Sentencing Guidelines

Incarceration and fines depend on the total weight seized, whether the suspect is a first-time or multiple offender, if they are part of a criminal organization, and if death or serious injury resulted from the arrest. 

For cannabis, penalties range from up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines for first-time possession of fewer than 50 kilograms/plants or 1 kilo of hash oil, to 20 years to life and $8 million in fines for a repeat offender with 1,000 or more kilos/plants.

For hard drugs, federal sentencing typically ensues at specific weight thresholds for mixed product, including for cocaine (500 grams), heroin (100 grams), meth (50 grams), and fentanyl (40 grams). A first offense gets five to 40 years in prison and up to $2 million in fines, while a second offense can mean 10 years to life and $4 million in fines.

Fighting Federal Drug Charges

Whether your arrest was conducted by local police, highway patrol, or DEA agents, Attorney Tom Olsen will first determine if your rights were violated via unlawful drug dog searchillegal search and seizure, or during another aspect of the investigation. If a violation occurred, he will demand a full dismissal. As Nebraska's premier criminal defense lawyer, you can trust that in any negotiations for reduced charges, Attorney Olsen will attain the best possible result.

Contact a Lincoln Federal Drug Lawyer

With your future at stake, trust Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. to fight for you. Contact a 24/7 Grand Island drug charge defense attorney at 402-598-5789 for a free consultation. We also serve clients in Aurora, Buffalo County, Dawson County, Hall County, Hamilton County, Kearney, Lexington, Lincoln County, North Platte, Papillion, Sarpy County, Seward, York, and York County.

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