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Is dangerous substance possession a felony?

On Behalf of | Nov 10, 2017 | Drug Crimes |

Nebraska residents like you who have been charged with drug possession may need some professional help to get you through the situation. This is where Monzón Guerra & Associates, Attorneys At Law, come in. We help you understand exactly what you’re up against by providing necessary information.

Controlled dangerous substance possession is, in fact, classified as a felony in Nebraska. What does this mean for you? Not only could you face up to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 maximum fine, but you could also face the repercussions of this charge being on your record. Felonies can limit your housing options, as many landlords will refuse to rent to people with felony charges in their history regardless of what the charge is for. The same goes for trying to get jobs. Employers may decide not to hire you because of your criminal marks.

Marijuana, on the other hand, can be an infraction rather than a felony. Less than an ounce in your possession could net you a maximum fine of $300. However, it’s still money lost and it’s still going on your record. For this reason, even “lesser” charges like this should be contested if you wish to have an entirely fair chance at housing and jobs in the future.

If you have been charged with the possession of drugs and are facing related penalties, take a look at our web page. Having information is the first step to being able to fight back against accusations of drug possessions or other drug-related charges.