In the state of Nevada, drug crimes are taken very seriously and can land someone in jail for a significant stretch of time. If you have recently been charged with a drug related crime, it is vital to find a qualified attorney, as this is not a criminal offense that judges in the state of Nevada take lightly.
If convicted of a felony drug charge, you are not only looking at spending time in a Nevada state prison, you are also looking at a very hefty fine.
Drug Crimes in the State of Nevada
It is important to keep in mind that as bad as doing time in jail and getting charged a hefty fee might seem, it is only the beginning of an uphill battle. Having any type of drug related crime on your record is something that is going to ruin the rest of your life. No one is going to want to hire you because you have a drug related crime on your record and you can also kiss low rates on automobile insurance goodbye, since insurance companies will see you as a huge risk.
Here are some of the following drug crimes in Nevada that you could be charged with:
- Intention to sell
- DUI (under the influence)
If a drug is illegal in the state of Nevada, the law states that you should not have it in your possession. Illegal drugs should not be in your system, pocket or car and you should also not be trying to sell them.
Furthermore, it is a common misconception that DUI means that you were driving under the influence of alcohol. You can get in just as much trouble for driving while under the influence of drugs as well. In fact, you can get in more trouble if the drugs are in your car with you.
Depending on the type of drug your criminal offense was associated with and your history of prior drug charges, the penalties you face in the state of Nevada can be serious. The Law Office of Brian J. Smith can provide your case with the attention and knowledge it needs to get your charges reduced as much as possible. Give us a call today at (702) 380-8248 for more information on the best drug lawyer in Las Vegas.