Interstate Drug Trafficking Charges: The Defense Help You Need
The transportation and illegal import of controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamines are punishable by state and federal laws. If you’ve been charged with drug trafficking or any other drug crime, you need to seek the advice of an experienced and tenacious Lincoln drug traffic attorney.
Between 2007 and 2012, the number of arrests made for the sale, manufacturing and transport of marijuana alone increased by 40 percent. It’s no secret that Interstate 80 has become known as a drug pipeline by law enforcement and Nebraska residents. Since Colorado passed legislation that allowed anyone over the age of 21 to buy marijuana, Nebraska has seen a steady increase in drug trafficking along major interstates.
Common defenses to drug trafficking charges include:
- Challenging the legality of the initial stop
- Challenging the legality of the search of the defendant’s person, vehicle, residence or bags
- Challenging search warrants
Our Lincoln criminal defense attorneys can thoroughly investigate every avenue of your case to ensure that we’ve built the best possible defense for you.
If you’ve been arrested and charged with drug trafficking in Nebraska, the penalties can be severe. The type of illegal substance you were caught with and how much will significantly affect your penalty. You could be charged with as little as a minor infraction or felony charges and face steep fines and incarceration.
Know Your Rights
When driving down the interstate, you could get pulled over for many reasons: speeding, driving too slowly, minor traffic violations, taillights out or cracks in your windshield. After they’ve pulled you over, the police will take note of the car. If they see any evidence of tampering (panels or screws altered), they may then ask to search the car. It’s important to remember , the police are asking because they need permission.
You are legally allowed to the right of privacy. If you’ve been pulled over for a minor traffic offense, for speeding or having a taillight out, the only information you need to provide is your driver’s license and registration. You have the right to remain silent when asked questions.
When There Is A Lot At Stake, Experience Matters
If you or a loved one is facing charges of drug trafficking, we can provide you with the legal counsel you need. Our Lincoln criminal defense lawyers have over 40 years of combined legal experience with hundreds of cases litigated.
When you hire one of our attorneys, you can be confident you have hired an aggressive and effective advocate who can work tirelessly to make sure your case has the best possible outcome. Call today at or email to schedule acase evaluation.