Drug Possession

Let Our Lincoln Criminal Defense Attorneys Protect Your Reputation and Freedom

Being convicted of a drug possession charge is a serious crime in Nebraska. Along with jail time and fines, having a permanent mark on your criminal record may prevent you from obtaining employment or joining the military.

At Monzón, Guerra & Associates, our Lincoln criminal defense attorneys can provide you with an aggressive and personalized representation to obtain the outcome you desire. We possess the comprehensive knowledge of the legal system to develop a solid defense and relentless strategy for you.

Drug Possession Penalties

Nebraska divides controlled dangerous substances (CDS) into five "schedules." Schedule I consists of the most dangerous drugs as far as potential for addiction and abuse. Following schedules decrease in dangerousness and risk of abuse, as well as an increase in medical value. The possession of CDS and CDS substances used for manufacturing purposes is considered a Class IV felony, which is punishable by a maximum five-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $10,000.

However, possession of one ounce or less of marijuana is considered an infraction, punishable by a maximum fine of up to $300. Despite the lesser offense of marijuana possession, it's important to obtain legal services from an experienced and reliable criminal defense attorney to dismiss the charge and prevent a permanent mark on your criminal record.

Get the Solid Defense You Need from one of our Lincoln Drug Lawyers

Possession of a controlled dangerous substance can damage your reputation, making it difficult to take advantage of life's opportunities. With over 40 years of combined legal experience, we have litigated hundreds of criminal cases at the state and federal level. Do not hesitate to retain legal representation to protect your rights and freedom.

Contact our Lincoln criminal defense attorneys to schedule your complimentary, confidential consultation today.