Interstate Drug Trafficking

Lincoln Interstate Drug Trafficking Attorney

Drug Stops Along Nebraska Interstates

Are you an out-of-state driver who has been stopped along I-80 or I-29 in Nebraska? The police target out-of-state drivers traveling through the state who they suspect to be transporting drugs. Often, elements of these traffic stops are illegal. At Monzón, Guerra & Associates, we challenge interstate drug traffic stops and defend people charged with drug crimes.

Contact a defense lawyer in Nebraska if you have been pulled over in a ruse drug stop.

Targeting Out-of-State Drivers

The police cannot stop a vehicle only because they suspect the driver of transporting drugs. However, they can stop a car for other reasons like speeding, running a stop sign, or missing a taillight. When an officer stops a vehicle for a non-drug related offense, he or she has clearance to question the driver about suspected drug activity.

Often, the police will ask the driver if they are carrying anything illegal in the vehicle. If the driver replies "no," the police will proceed by asking to search the vehicle. As a part of this ruse traffic stop, another officer with a drug dog may "just happen" to be in the area and proceed to search the car. What began as a simple traffic stop can spiral into a full-blown drug bust.

Know Your Rights

In Nebraska, drug checkpoint stops are most common in Hamilton County, Buffalo County, and Holt County. However, they may occur anywhere along I-80 or I-29 - the "drug pipeline", as the police call it. If you are pulled over by the police, and they don't arrest you for an offense, you do not have to answer all of their questions or consent to a search. The police need probable cause or a warrant to search your vehicle. Additionally, if the officer does not indicate you are in custody, politely suggest that you need to go.

If you have been targeted by the Nebraska police while traveling through the state, and they have discovered drugs in your vehicle, contact our law firm as soon as possible. We are skilled at challenging every aspect of the drug stop. We frequently reference United States v. Gault, a U. S. Supreme Court case that addresses issues related to the gathering of information by police.

We're Ready to Fight For You

Our Lincoln criminal defense attorney can provide the legal aid you need in an interstate drug trafficking case. At Monzón, Guerra & Associates, our interstate drug trafficking defense attorneys defend people facing drug charges based on evidence gathered in a drug stop along I-80 or I-29 in Nebraska. Our firm is led by a dedicated legal advocate who has extensive experience on both sides of the law since 1994. We have litigated hundreds of cases and are ready to go to work for you.

Contact an attorney at 402-477-8188 to discuss your case in a free consultation.