In Nebraska, a class 4 felony is one step above a misdemeanor. However, a class 4 felony can lead to prison and a lifetime loss of rights. Moreover, a class 4 felony conviction will carry the stigma and loss of rights associated with being a felon. Omaha attorney Tom Petersen is an experienced class 4 drug lawyer. If you face class 4 felony charges, Tom and his team can help. To get started, contact the Nebraska criminal defense lawyers at Petersen Criminal Law Defense today to schedule a free consultation. What Is a Class 4 Drug? Generally, a class 4
Sharing prescription drugs might not seem like a big deal in the grand scheme of things. You might not think that giving Xanax to a stressed-out friend or popping someone else’s painkillers is even a crime. They are legal, after all. That is true—to a point. Although Nebraska doesn’t have a sharing prescription drugs law, the state’s existing drug laws make the distribution of narcotics illegal. If you have charges stemming from sharing prescription drugs, you might not know where to turn. You will need a tough and aggressive defense lawyer like Tom Petersen to protect your rights and give
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It’s common knowledge that selling drugs is against the law. However, it may come as a surprise to learn that you can get arrested for selling fake drugs. When it comes to Nebraska drug possession charges, the government can’t prosecute you unless the substance you have in your possession is illegal. For example, if you bought something you thought was marijuana, but it was actually oregano, you may have gotten ripped off, but you won’t face any legal trouble. However, the same is not true for the sale of fake or counterfeit drugs. In Nebraska, you can face a criminal
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Nebraska is one of 17 states that requires drug possessors to pay taxes on their illegal drugs. In essence, the drug tax stamp is a way for prosecutors to increase the number of charges against you. What Is Nebraska’s Drug Tax Stamp? In Nebraska, the drug tax stamp allows the state to tax marijuana and controlled substances. You pay a tax on drugs by purchasing a stamp from the Nebraska Department of Revenue (DOR) and affixing it to the container in which the drug is kept. The drug stamps are evidence that you paid the appropriate tax for the illegal
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Drug trafficking is a generic term used to refer to a state’s most serious drug offenses. Convictions for drug trafficking crimes often result in long prison sentences, large fines, and lengthy terms of supervised release once released from prison. Other legal consequences flow from a drug trafficking conviction in Nebraska that can make your road to recovery difficult as well. You will need a tough, dedicated, and experienced drug defense lawyer if you face drug trafficking charges in Nebraska. Each case is different. Therefore, an experienced drug trafficking defense lawyer could help develop a comprehensive defense strategy that gives you
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Petersen Criminal Defense Attorneys Help Answer the Question: Is CBD Oil Legal in Nebraska? CBD oils (cannabidiol) are booming in popularity. As The New York Times recently observed, it appears that CBD oil is now everywhere. It has been touted as everything from a pain reliever and an anxiety reducer to a cure for insomnia. This raises an important question: Is CBD legal in Nebraska? The frustrating answer is “maybe.” CBD oil exists in a state of legal limbo at the moment — there is a tremendous amount of confusion on this issue. In this article, our Omaha criminal defense
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Can I Be Arrested for Possessing Paraphernalia in Nebraska? The “War on Drugs” has been going now for almost 50 years in the United States. Since it started, both the federal government and most states governments have strengthened many of their drug-related criminal laws as well as increased the penalties for violating those laws. In the last couple of decades, however, a campaign to re-legalize marijuana has also been very active across the U.S. That campaign has resulted in the legalization of medical marijuana in over half of the states as well as legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in
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What You Should Know About Medical Marijuana in Nebraska Marijuana is illegal in 16 states, including Nebraska. Recent attempts to legalize medical marijuana have left many wondering, is medical marijuana legal in Nebraska? Medical marijuana is still illegal in Nebraska. However, several initiatives to change the law are in the works. If successful, these changes could allow patients to use marijuana for medicinal purposes. Current Status of Medical Marijuana in Nebraska The first possible source of change to Nebraska medical marijuana laws is legislative bill 110 (LB110). The bill would allow patients suffering from certain conditions to use marijuana for
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You should never mail a controlled substance, and that includes sending edibles to Nebraska or across any state lines. The USPS and all private mail services, no matter where you are from or where you are shipping to, are federally controlled and regulated entities. Any crime committed through the mail becomes a federal crime rather than a state crime. Federal mail crimes are laid out in US Code 1716. If you ship weed from Colorado and get caught, you could be prosecuted by the United States Government. You could also receive state charges depending on the amount of controlled substances
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Even though marijuana is legal across the state of Colorado, it is still considered an illegal substance in the state of Nebraska. Because marijuana is illegal in Nebraska, it’s best to leave your edibles in Colorado if you are traveling to Nebraska. Recently, Nebraska passed legislation to decriminalize some amounts of marijuana. However, Nebraska recognizes edibles as a THC concentrate because the edibles are made from hash oil and are not from the marijuana flower. Because Nebraska sees edibles as hash oil, the penalties for driving out of Colorado with edibles tend to be higher. If you were arrested for
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