I-80 profiling in Nebraska is becoming more prevalent. The legalization and decriminalization of marijuana in Washington, California, and Colorado have brought an influx of illegal drugs into the state of Nebraska, therefore prompting police officials to begin unlawfully profiling on I-80. This is especially true in the case of Colorado, where law enforcement has been specifically aim at cars with Colorado license plates. Police must have proper cause to pull you over, otherwise called 'reasonable articulable suspicion' that you have violated the law, instead of pulling someone over just because he or she "looks like they could be smoking pot," or "has a Colorado license plate."
Read more:Interstate Drug Stop-80 Profiling in Nebraska Penalties- I-80 profiling in Nebraska occurs frequently. As opposed to some other states, Nebraska still has some fairly serious penalties for the possession, trafficking, sale, and delivery of marijuana, which can yield stringent prison sentences and fines in a state or federal court. Many factors enter into determining the punishment for a marijuana or drug crime, including what kinds of drugs did the accused carry his/her person during the time of arrest (what "Schedule" the drug falls under); what the amount of the drug was; if this was the accused's first conviction; whether children were involved; etc If convicted, one must deal with a permanent criminal record, the inability to request government assistance (e.g., welfare or food stamps) or to receive student financial aid. Not to mention the great trouble you may encounter getting employment eventually, among a vast array of other things. -I-80 Profiling in Nebraska DefenseI-80 profiling in Nebraska is not always easy to prove. Creating a defense for profiling alone may be the wrong strategy if drugs were found on your person. What is more pressing is the possibility of being convicted of possession, transportation, distribution, or a compound sentence like possession with an intent to deliver as a result of profiling on I-80. If you are caught trafficking, then a lawyer could certainly prove a lack of intent on your part, meaning you did not have the "guilty mind," or criminal intent, necessary to perpetrate the offense. Lack of intent can result in a dismissal of the case. One angle, highly pertinent to interstate drug crime, is a Fourth Amendment violation, or the claim that police either conducted the search for marijuana without a warrant or probable cause, which would suppress evidence. Fifth Amendment rights may have also been taken advantage of by officers encroaching the defendant's right to remain silent. But really, it relies on how the court will charge you and what fines you will face before your lawyer can select a winning strategy.
See more: Nebraska Marijuana Possession Lawyer | How Much Jail Time?-I-80 Profiling in Nebraska Defense Attorney- Are you or a family member facing a sentence for a drug crime because of I-80 profiling in Nebraska? Such crimes are not taken lightly by the state or federal investigators and prosecutors, and should not be taken lightly by you either. If profiling has been used unlawfully in your arrest, criminal defense attorney Dan Stockmann can use that in his arsenal of defense in creating the optimal strategy to either triumphantly win your case, or have the charges and the penalties reduced. Choose Stockmann Law for their 15 years of specialized drug criminal justice, their confirmed record, and their aggressive stance on individual justice.