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I am being charged with possession of illegal drugs

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I am sorry to hear this.

What are the charges and which court is this in?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Possession of marijuana and the court in Papillion
Lawyer: N Cal Atty, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

Anyone charged with any crime would usually benefit from having an attorney.

The penalties for simple possession vary a lot depending on the quantity, see

http://norml.org/laws/item/nebraska-penalties-2

There are attorneys in Nebraska who specialize in marijuana cases, listed here.

If you tell me how they found it, I can tell you if I think is was a legal search and arrest.

If you cannot afford an attorney, you can ask the Court to appoint one for you.

I hope this inforrmation is helpful.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
My offense would be my first offesne 1 oz or less. I was in a park parking lot, the cop just pulled up behind me and put the lights on. After getting records & registration, etc. he asked if I had been smoking and if I had any illegal substances in the car. I said yes, and he said thanks for being honest bc I smell the weed. Then he brought me to the cop car and they searched my car.
Lawyer: N Cal Atty, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

Did he ask for your permission to search?

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Lawyer: N Cal Atty, Lawyer replied 5 months ago

"Nebraska is one of the 22 states that do not jail first-time offenders found in possession of a small amount of cannabis. First offense possession of up to an ounce of marijuana is a civil infraction punishable under Nebraska law by a $300 fine — and a possible drug education course — instead of jail time and is a citation as opposed to an arrest. Second offense possession of up to an ounce carries a $400 fine and up to five days in jail, and third offense possession is punishable by up to a week in jail and a fine of $500. Second and third offense possession are misdemeanors, but are only citable, and not arrestable, offenses."

from

https://www.mpp.org/states/nebraska/

If you gave permission to search, the arrest was legal. If not, it might still have been legal under what is called the automobile exception to the Fourth Amendment.

I suggest consulting a local attorney prior to entering a plea.

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