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Omaha Criminal Lawyer Defends Transport of Legally Purchased Cannabis Through Nebraska

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Douglas County Attorney for Clients Arrested with Legal Marijuana Bought in Other States

Possession of recreational marijuana is legal in a growing number of states, but Nebraska is not one of them. That does not stop in-state residents from crossing into Colorado and other western states, where it is legal, to bring back cannabis products. Nebraska has also become a cross-through for out-of-state drivers transporting marijuana eastward for personal use.

None of this is news to Nebraska law enforcement, which has increasingly targeted drivers on Interstate 80, especially near the western border. The most minute of moving violations often turn into drug dog searches that yield narcotics on board.

A cannabis conviction can place an impactful stain upon your criminal record. If you face a marijuana charge, including possession with the intent to distribute or drug trafficking, Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. is ready to fight for you. Attorney Tom Olsen is a Former Assistant State Attorney General and Assistant Omaha City Prosecutor with three decades of trial experience. That is exactly the elite-level legal representation you need to reach a favorable outcome in your case, especially if you are an out-of-state resident arrested in Nebraska.

Cannabis Charges in Nebraska

A charge for possession of marijuana under 1 ounce results in a $300 fine and drug education class for a first offense, while a second violation brings a $400 fine and up to five days in jail. Third and subsequent offenses include a $500 fine and as many as seven days of incarceration. Penalties escalate for possession between an ounce and 1 pound, which while still a misdemeanor, brings a maximum of three months' imprisonment and a $500 fine. 

Possession of products containing concentrated THC is another matter entirely. Even a small amount of hash, hash oil, wax, or edibles is charged as a Class IV felony, which carries the same punishment as possession of cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine, or of more than 1 pound of cannabis. This charge carries a maximum of two years in prison with 12 months of post-release court supervision and a $10,000 fine. Possession of marijuana with intent to distribute is charged as a Class IIA felony with up to 20 years in prison.

A trip across state lines to pick up a few marijuana edibles can turn into a serious legal situation if you are pulled over by police. If this happened to you, call Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.. immediately.

Defending Marijuana Purchased Legally in Another State

Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O.. will fight tenaciously to keep a conviction off your record. Attorney Tom Olsen will demand dropped charges if police violated your rights through illegal search and seizure. His prosecutorial and negotiation experience is invaluable in securing reduced charges or National Safety Council, Nebraska Diversion Program eligibility that offers a second chance for some drug offenders.

Contact a Lincoln Marijuana Lawyer

Attorney Tom Olsen has represented thousands of clients from across the country. If you need a dedicated and aggressive lawyer after a drug arrest, look no further. Both in-state residents and individuals from outside Nebraska can expect diligent care and consistent communication. To learn how Olsen Law Offices, P.C., L.L.O. can help you today, contact a 24/7 Lancaster County drug 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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