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Omaha Marijuana Arrest Lawyer

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Douglas County Defense Attorney for Cannabis Possession, Manufacture, and Distribution

Just to the southwest of Nebraska, Colorado is one of a growing number of states to end the criminalization for personal possession of marijuana. In Nebraska, however, cannabis laws and punishments remain intact and severe. Because of legalization in Colorado, Oregon, and other states, Nebraska law enforcement has elevated its presence along Interstate 80, which has become a pipeline for legally purchased marijuana products flowing east. This means an increase in Nebraska residents and out-of-state drivers being targeted for drug charges.

If you face marijuana allegations of any kind, including possession with the intent to distribute or drug trafficking, you need an elite-level criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you. Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. Attorney Tom Olsen is a Former Assistant State Attorney General and Assistant Omaha City Prosecutor who has successfully defended thousands of clients in drug cases. With three decades of trial experience, he possesses the skill and determination you need to achieve a favorable outcome.

Marijuana Charges in Nebraska

Cannabis crimes are charged according to the weight possessed by the suspect at the time of arrest. Conviction penalties include:

Possession up to 1 ounce: Citation, $300 fine, and drug education course for a first offense. For a second offense, Class IV misdemeanor, $400 fine, and up to five days in jail. For third and subsequent offenses, Class IIA misdemeanor, $500 fine, up to seven days in jail.

Possession of more than 1 ounce up to 1 pound: Class III misdemeanor, maximum three months of imprisonment, $500 fine.

Possession of more than 1 pound or any quantity of concentrated THC (hash, hash oil, edibles, wax): Class IV felony, maximum of two years in prison, 12-month post-release court supervision, and $10,000 fine. 

Manufacture, distribution, or possession with intent to distribute: Class IIA felony, punishable up to 20 years in prison. Penalties intensify for sale or attempted sale to a minor, on or within 1,000 feet of school property (elementary through college), or within 100 feet of a youth center or public pool.

Marijuana Defense Strategies

Some cannabis conviction penalties are equal to those for cocaine, methamphetamine, or heroin crimes, including possession of even a small amount of marijuana edibles. Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.. will aggressively fight to keep a conviction off your record.

Attorney Tom Olsen's background as a prosecutor is invaluable in the demand for dropped charges if law enforcement violated your rights through illegal search and seizure. His adept negotiation skills are essential in securing reduced charges or eligibility for the National Safety Council, Nebraska Diversion Program that offers a second chance for first-time drug offenders. In a dire legal situation, his experience and diligent approach are an absolute necessity.

Contact a Lancaster County Marijuana Lawyer

Do not underestimate the magnitude of a drug charge and the impact it can have on your future, including your long-term employability. To learn how Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. can pursue the best possible outcome for your case, contact a 24/7 Lincoln drug crimes attorney at 402-598-5789 for a free consultation. We also serve clients in Lincoln County, North Platte, Dawson County, Lexington, Buffalo County, Kearney, Hall County, Grand Island, Hamilton County, Aurora, York County, York, Seward, Sarpy County, and Papillion.

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