If you are facing an arrest for a drug crime such as possession, manufacturing or trafficking, there are many ways a conviction could impact your future. A criminal record will appear on any background check and could prevent you from career opportunities or the ability to secure a mortgage or loan. If you have children, a drug conviction could cause child custody issues, decreasing the amount of time you are allowed to spend with them.
State and federal courts base a sentence on minimum guidelines related to a charge, such as the type of drug involved, the amount of the drug and criminal history. Without a strong criminal defense, you could spend years in prison.
Consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney at this stage can prove incredibly beneficial for someone in your situation. Roth Weinstein, LLC is a preeminent criminal defense firm based in Omaha and Council Bluffs. Our lawyers represent clients throughout Nebraska and Iowa. We provide skilled legal guidance that can shape the outcome of a case, should you face charges.
Our lawyers can determine whether you have a current warrant for your arrest. Another benefit of contacting an attorney now is getting answers to your questions, such as:
Post-conviction relief refers to the process in which an individual asks a judge to vacate his or her criminal conviction in state or federal court. Reasons a judge could vacate a sentence include a violation of the individual’s rights, an unjust sentence or a problem with the representation a previous attorney provided.
If the courts determine that there was a breach of an individual’s rights, the judgment could be vacated. A judge could order an individual released if he or she is imprisoned, impose a new sentence or grant a new trial.
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