While some states in the U.S. have decriminalized marijuana use and reduced penalties for possession, others continue to impose harsh penalties. If you’re charged with marijuana possession in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area, where you are charged can make a difference.
In Nebraska, first-time offenders convicted of possessing up to an ounce of marijuana are required pay a $300 fine and attend a mandatory course. In Iowa, the same conviction carries additional penalties, which may include jail time and losing driving privileges.
Our criminal defense attorneys at Roth & Weinstein, LLC have experience fighting interstate drug charges for possession and other marijuana charges. We have offices in Council Bluffs and Omaha. All of our lawyers are licensed to represent clients in Iowa and Nebraska courthouses for these charges:
Drug convictions have severe consequences, including prison time or child custody issues. If you are a nonlegal resident, pleading guilty to a misdemeanor offense can put your immigration status at risk and lead to removal hearings.
When we represent you, we will keep these possible outcomes in mind as we advise you of your options. Our lawyers will examine the evidence provided, the circumstances surrounding your arrest and determine the best approach to take according to your unique situation.
Call us to get a consultation about your case