Hornick, IA asked in Criminal Law for Nebraska

Q: What exactly does attempted possession charge mean in Nebraska?

They want to drop the charge from possession to attempted possession of a controlled substance Also drop the paraphernalia charge totally. And keep the shoplifting charge.

Related Topics:
1 Lawyer Answer
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler
  • Omaha, NE
  • Licensed in Nebraska

A: An "attempt" offense is generally a lesser offense that can still be supported by the same general facts. These are often used as part of plea offer as "attempt" offenses often carry a lesser minimum/maximum sentencing range than the offense itself. Thus, the prosecutor may offer a plea deal to a lesser "attempt" charge so that they can offer you a deal where you would be sentenced to a lesser fine/jail time than if you were convicted of the regular non-attempt charge.

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.