Colorado and Nebraska drug crimes are on the rise. The drug war was once considered to be solely along the U.S.-Mexico border, but now because of the legalization of marijuana, the fight has been brought to Nebraska’s back door. Law enforcement officers now deal with a huge wave of Colorado and Nebraska marijuana crimes, as pot flows illegally across the border. This has increased drug arrests, as well as the strain of already strapped budgets, devastating smaller agencies. In fact, a study found that between 2005 and 2012, the amount of seized Colorado marijuana heading for other states increased 400%. Individuals looking to bring back either small or large quantities to Nebraska, from The Centennial State, are met by a swarm of patrolling police, many of which use aggressive and sometimes unlawful tactics to prevent distributions and sales.
Colorado and Nebraska Drug Penalties
Colorado and Nebraska drug penalties can be severe. Nebraska’s drug laws are particularly severe because of the state’s prime location for drug trafficking. For example, the punishment for the possession of 1 ounce to 1 pound of marijuana is punishable by a sentence of 3 months in prison, while over 1 pound is a felony that carries a maximum sentence of 5 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $10,000.
The sale of any amount of marijuana is a felony which is punishable by 1 year minimum sentencing, up to 20 years, with a maximum fine of $25,000.
Marijuana cultivation will be punished based upon the aggregate weight of the plant found, but in some cases may carry a fine of up to $25,000, at least one year (and up to 20 years) in prison, or both.
Colorado and Nebraska Drug Lawyer
Colorado and Nebraska drug defense lawyers are necessary when charged with an offense. In Nebraska, there are many lawyers to choose from in order to fight drug crimes, but little to none that specialize in marijuana crime like Stockmann Law does. One benefit of working with drug crime lawyers is that they have heard the types of questions prosecutors ask defendants during testimony in drug crime cases. This knowledge of drug case is absolutely essential to help you prepare to take the stand and defend yourself against unfair drug charges. To get the best defense necessary to beat back rabid investigators and prosecutors, hire Dan Stockmann, who possesses over 20 years in criminal defense, many of which are marijuana related. Mr. Stockmann is a member of the Nebraskan Bar Association, and has been listed as a Top 40 Lawyer in 2013.