Drug & Theft Crimes Attorneys Protecting and Defending your Rights in Omaha

Omaha Drug & Theft Lawyers

Legal Professionals Fighting Drug & Theft Charges

Drug possession and any kind of theft is a crime in Nebraska. As a result, if you are facing charges for such offenses, it is important that you hire an experienced attorney to fight for your case.

Our team at Slowiaczek Albers will put our knowledge and professional experience to use as we craft a defense against your drug or theft charges.

Possession of Controlled Substances

Nebraska divides controlled substances (CDS) into five “schedules.”

  • Schedule I lists the most dangerous drugs that have a high probability of abuse and addiction and no recognized medical value
  • Schedules II, III, IV, and V decrease in dangerousness and probability of abuse and increase in recognized medical uses

A judge will determine the severity of fines and prison time to impose for illegal possession based on the schedule of the drug in question and the amount in possession. Nebraska severely criminalizes the possession of CDS and substances used to manufacture CDS.

Nebraska Law on Marijuana

The state treats marijuana differently from controlled substances. Nebraska has decriminalized possession of small amounts of cannabis, penalizing possession of up to 1 ounce with a $300 citation and no jail time.

The sale of any amount of marijuana, however, is still a felony with mandatory minimum prison sentences depending on the situation.

Criminal Levels of Theft

A person commits theft under Nebraska law by:

  • Taking or exercising control over the movable property of another with the intent to deprive the owner of the property
  • Transferring immovable property of another with the intent to benefit a person who is not entitled to the property

Nebraska criminal statutes also identify specific offenses that constitute theft, such as:

  • Failing to return rented or leased property at the end of a lease or rental agreement
  • Motorized vehicle theft
  • Using a fraudulent or stolen credit card to lease or rent a vehicle
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft by deception or extortion
  • Theft of lost property, or property that has been delivered by mistake
  • Theft of services
  • Theft by receiving stolen property

Note that in addition to criminal penalties, any person who commits shoplifting in Nebraska may be civilly liable to the store owner for any actual property damage or loss sustained as a direct result of the incident.

An offender might be required to compensate the owner of the property for:

  • The full retail value of the goods stolen
  • The cost of repair or replacement of merchandise
  • Court costs
  • Reasonable attorney fees

Seeking Legal Support? Call (402) 928-2007.

If you are facing drug or theft crime accusations, consult an attorney immediately for legal guidance. Nebraska has serious laws in place addressing marijuana and drug possession, as well as different sentencing levels for various types of theft offenses.

Our team at Slowiaczek Albers can take a look at all of the details of your case. We can craft an efficient defense to protect your rights.

Let our firm defend you against your charges. Call (402) 928-2007 or fill out a contact form here to discuss your case with one of our attorneys.

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