Protecting Your Reputation and Freedom Against Possession Charges
Drug possession is a serious crime in Nebraska. Along with jail time and fines, a conviction can leave a mark on your criminal record that may prevent you from obtaining employment or joining the military.
At Monzón, Guerra & Chipman, Attorneys At Law, our Lincoln criminal defense attorneys can provide you with aggressive and personalized representation to pursue the outcome you desire. We possess the comprehensive knowledge of the legal system necessary to develop a solid defense and relentless strategy for you.
It is prudent to learn about your defense options as soon as possible. Contact our office at 402-979-8703 to make an appointment.
Drug Possession Penalties
Nebraska divides controlled dangerous substances (CDS) into five “schedules.” Schedule I consists of the most dangerous drugs regarding potential for addiction and abuse. Subsequent schedules decrease in dangerousness and risk of abuse as well as increase in medical value. Possession of CDS and 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 1 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 lawyer to get the charge dismissed and prevent a permanent mark on your criminal record.
The Solid Defense You Need Is a Phone Call Away
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.