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What are valid reasons for a traffic stop?

In Nebraska, a police officer must have reasonable suspicion in order to pull you over. What does this means? Basically, you can't just be pulled over because of a "gut feeling", or for no reason at all. But what are considered valid reasons for a traffic stop, in that case?

Items that might be labelled as drug paraphernalia

When people in Nebraska find themselves faced with a drug-related criminal charge, they might be surprised to learn that no actual drug substance might be involved. Instead, a drug charge might relate to what is referred to as drug paraphernalia. This category of items can be quite broad and even include many everyday household items. Understanding the types of things that law enforcement teams and prosecutors might point to as drug paraphernalia is important.

The future of marijuana in Nebraska

As attitudes toward marijuana have shifted considerably in recent years, so, too, have the laws that surround the drug. While many areas of the country are still in a state of limbo, an increasing number of states have lifted the barriers that made both medical and recreational marijuana illegal. Nebraska is not one of those states, but the popular voice reflects an optimistic outlook on this issue.

Drug possession lands pair of actors in jail

Being arrested for drug possession in Omaha may be viewed as being indicative of several different scenarios. Authorities may believe that one was in possession of the illicit substances with an intent to distribute or sell them. In other cases, it may be suspected that those allegedly found with them intended to transport them elsewhere. In either case, subsequent charges may often surface that imply that those facing them were also involved in related criminal activity. However, there may also be instances where one allegedly possessing drugs serves as an indicator of his or her personal struggles with addiction. 

Douglas County drug court opportunity

Have you been charged with a non-violent felony related to your substance abuse? You are likely to be scared about the possibility of spending time in prison. This arrest and charge may have also made you aware that you have an unmanageable problem with your substance abuse and need to seek treatment.

Is marijuana legal in Nebraska?

Marijuana legalization is the talk of the country, with many states legalizing marijuana and even dismissing or reducing prior sentencing for drug crimes involving possession or utilization or marijuana. But is marijuana one of the states where you can pass a blunt between your friends and openly carry your stash without penalties?

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Success Stories

  • Defendant was charged with sexual assault of a minor. At the deposition of the alleged victim, our firm got the alleged victim to confess that she made the whole thing up. Charges were dropped against our client.
  • Defendant was charged with possessing a large quantity of marijuana. Following a complete investigation by our firm, the State agreed to dismiss all charges against our client.
  • Defendant was charged with embezzling more than $300,000.00, from a previous employer. At the deposition of the alleged victim, our firm highlighted a number of inconsistencies and questionable statements. The State agreed to dismiss all charges against our client.
  • Defendant was charged with child abuse resulting in death. Following the investigation of our firm, depositions of key witnesses and presentation of our findings to the prosecutor, the State agreed to dismiss the charges against our client.
  • Defendant was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. The matter proceeded to trial and the jury found our client Not Guilty.

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  • “Jim, Thank you for all of your help over the past couple weeks. I cannot emphasize enough how much better I have felt after receiving your help. Keeping my record clean as possible means a lot to me and I couldn’t have done it without you, thank you!” -TP
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