Defending Your Rights and Freedom
Conviction on a drug possession charge can have lasting effects on your
life and career. You may go to jail. You will have a criminal record,
and you may be prevented from entering certain occupations or the military.
You should obtain legal representation from an experienced criminal defense
lawyer in Omaha & Lincoln.
The Berry Law Firm is a team of criminal defense lawyers that provides
aggressive, results-driven representation for people charged with possession
synthetic marijuana, drug paraphernalia, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and other illegal
substances. We also defend people accused of illegal possession of prescription
drugs. Don’t take chances with your future — get legal help today.
Contact the Berry Law Firm to Speak with a Nebraska Drug Crime Attorney
What You Say to Police Officers Can Harm Your Case
When stopped for suspicion of possession of a small amount of illegal drugs,
some people make the mistake of telling the officer that they were intending
to share it with a friend. This can result in a drug distribution charge
rather than the lesser charge of possession. Nevertheless, there may be
a successful defense strategy in this type of case.
Our attorneys understand defense based on illegal
search and seizure methods. When circumstances allow it, we will seek to suppress evidence
relating to your case. When successful, this strategy usually results
in the prosecutor dropping or reducing charges.
Possession of Marijuana
In Nebraska, possession of one ounce or less of marijuana by a first-time
offender is punishable by a fine of $300. Nevertheless, a simple possession
of marijuana charge is more than just a nuisance. You will have a criminal
record, and subsequent drug convictions carry more serious penalties.
Our attorneys will defend you and seek to get the charge dismissed whenever possible.
Alternatives to Conviction and Jail
Many people charged with drug crimes can avoid conviction and jail through
alternative sentencing options. Our lawyers have experience negotiating
such outcomes, and, if you qualify, we can work with the prosecutor and
court seeking to obtain such an outcome.
Request a Consultation with a Lincoln & Omaha Drug Crime Lawyer at
the Berry Law Firm