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
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
- 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
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.