Medical marijuana is still illegal in Nebraska. The state classifies marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance and refuses to recognize research showing the beneficial effects of marijuana on pain caused by cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder, seizures, and other medical problems. Medical marijuana can get innocent people in trouble when they carry it in their vehicles while driving through Nebraska.
Because medical marijuana is often found during stops on Interstate 80 in Nebraska, legal defenses are often based on Constitutional grounds. Any time law enforcement stops a vehicle on the interstate, the stop must be lawful. Otherwise, any evidence obtained during to the stop must be suppressed, including any marijuana found.
Our Nebraska medical marijuana defense lawyers at the Berry Law Firm challenge the stop, detention, search, and seizure of vehicles containing medical marijuana. In some instances, the defense revolves around a search without probable cause, which can be instigated by an unreliable drug detection dog. In other instances, an officer’s threats may lead to invalid consent to search the vehicle. Regardless of the reason for the search and seizure, Berry Law Firm zealously protects the fourth amendment rights of those traveling on the interstate.
While less than an ounce of marijuana is only charged as an infraction with a $300 fine, the penalties go up as the weight of marijuana increases.
While some counties in Nebraska often sentence people charged with marijuana trafficking to probation for medical marijuana cases, others do not. For these reasons, it is important that anyone in Nebraska charged with possession of more than one pound of marijuana contact a criminal defense attorney familiar with the jurisdiction in which the traffic stop took place. Berry Law Firm’s marijuana defense attorneys have represented people arrested in just about every county along Interstate 80. We’re here to do the same for you. Contact us today at (402) 817-6550 for a consultation.
The Berry Law Firm has been fighting for people charged with marijuana crimes since the 1960s. If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime related to medical marijuana and you are a Nebraska resident, contact a Nebraska drug crime attorney at our office to discuss your defense today.
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