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Nebraska State Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer

North Platte marijuana criminal defense lawyer

Defense Attorney for Marijuana and Other Drug Offenses in Douglas County and Lancaster County

While Colorado and other states to the west have relaxed their drug laws in recent years, punishments in Nebraska remain severe. Both in-state and out-of-state residents have learned that as law enforcement has upped its patrols and targeting of drivers on Interstate 80, including those transporting legally purchased cannabis from other states. 

Drug charges can change your life in an instant. That is why you need Nebraska's premier drug crimes defense attorney by your side. At Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O., Attorney Tom Olsen brings more than 30 years of trial experience to the table. As a Former Assistant State Attorney General and Assistant Omaha City Prosecutor, Attorney Olsen knows how to reach the most favorable outcome possible in your case. Whether you are a victim of illegal search and seizure or require adept negotiations with prosecutors to attain a plea agreement to protect your future, he will fight for you every step of the way.

Drug Crimes in Nebraska

Depending on the circumstances surrounding your arrest, you could be charged with simple possession, drug possession with intent to distribute, drug manufacturing, or drug trafficking. The severity of potential punishments depends on the weight of the narcotics confiscated by police, and whether it was marijuana, which carries lesser penalties, or harder drugs like methamphetamine, cocaine, or heroin.

Possession of anything less than a pound of marijuana is charged as a misdemeanor, with a maximum of three months in prison and a $500 fine. Possession of any of the aforementioned other substances or concentrated THC in the form of edibles or hash oil is a felony. Penalties escalate substantially if you are charged with the sale or attempted sale of narcotics, and are magnified further if the offense occurred on or near school property (through the university level) or if it involved a sale to a minor. 

Punishments for drug distribution and production can range anywhere from one year in prison for a conviction up to life imprisonment. Crimes committed by repeat drug offenders are prosecuted and adjudicated harshly.

Regardless of the charge you face, you need Nebraska's premier criminal defense lawyer by your side. Attorney Tom Olsen has secured agreeable results for thousands of clients from across the country, including those facing the most serious of drug charges. He will do everything in his power to keep a conviction off your record.

How a Drug Defense Lawyer Can Help

Attorney Tom Olsen can determine if your rights were violated through a questionable traffic stop, drug dog search, or unlawful search and seizure and if so, demand dropped charges. If your case necessitates negotiations with prosecutors to reach an agreement for reduced charges, you can trust Attorney Olsen's more than 30 years of experience to secure the best deal. If you are a first-time drug offender, he will push for National Safety Council, Nebraska Diversion Program eligibility.

Contact a Lancaster County Marijuana Crime Lawyer

Do not wait any longer to enlist the help of an elite legal team. Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. is ready to help you today. Contact our 24/7 Lincoln drug charge defense attorney at 402-598-5789 for a free consultation. We also serve clients in Aurora, Buffalo County, Dawson County, Grand Island, Hall County, Hamilton County, Kearney, Lexington, Lincoln County, North Platte, Papillion, Sarpy County, Seward, York, and York County.

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