Immediately Investigating Your Drug Crime Charge
At Whelan Law Office in Omaha, we won’t waste a minute investigating the drug charges against you. We know that the early involvement of a skilled drug defense attorney can have a profound impact on your case’s final outcome.
Our firm’s highly skilled team will act quickly to scrutinize law enforcement’s actions. If your rights were violated during the traffic stop or search, Mr. Whelan will hold the police accountable for their unconstitutional actions. We will immediately file a motion to suppress the illegally obtained evidence, which can potentially lead to a dismissal of the charges against you.
We can represent you if you were stopped by the police on I-80, on an Amtrak train, on a bus or elsewhere. Over the past 30 years, we have represented clients throughout Nebraska — from the state’s western panhandle to its eastern cities. Call 402-513-0504 for a free consultation.
Are You From Out Of State?
Interstate 80, running through Nebraska, is a prime target for law enforcement agencies looking for evidence of drug possession or trafficking. Many people traveling on I-80 are not residents of Nebraska, however. If you are from out of state, you may have many questions about your rights here and how to effectively defend yourself against drug charges.
Let Whelan Law Office aggressively defend you. We have extensive experience representing out-of-state clients, including those traveling by Amtrak or bus. In fact, the majority of the individuals we represent fall into this category. We know exactly what it takes to develop a strong defense strategy on your behalf.
“I am not from Nebraska, but I was pulled over while I was traveling through the state. My car was searched, and I was arrested. I called Mr. Whelan, and he took care of everything. He was able to get all of the evidence thrown out, and the felony charges against me were dropped. I can’t begin to explain how amazing of a lawyer he is.” — Steve
What The Police Don’t Want You To Know About Drug Checkpoints
At some point, you’ve probably seen a sign on the highway that says “Drug Checkpoint Ahead.” What you may not know, however, is that random roadside drug checkpoints are actually unlawful. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2000 that such stops are unconstitutional — which means that the police can’t actually set up a checkpoint on the road.
So what was the point of the sign?
It was essentially a trick on the part of law enforcement, a way to identify “suspicious” vehicles. The theory is that any driver with a guilty conscious will try to avoid the supposed checkpoint ahead by taking the nearest exit off the interstate.
The police wait at the end of that off-ramp and look for any excuse at all to pull that vehicle over. They ask for consent to search the vehicle or walk a K9 around the vehicle to sniff for drugs. If the K9 alerts them to the smell of drugs, then the police will search the entire vehicle — including the trunk and any luggage.