Drug Charges

Recognized for the glitz, glamour, and bright lights of Las Vegas, the state of Nevada is quite harsh when it comes to drug crime prosecution. Nevada boasts some of the strictest drug laws in America. Distribution of certain substances and drug possession are among the areas that the greater Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have decided to crack down on. Many celebrities and countless residents have been dealt serious charges with consequences that range from large fines to significant jail time.

Drug Charge Categories.

There are many different drug categories, and in order to understand the charges you are facing, you need to know the basics. The following is a list of charges that I’ve helped clients with in the past:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Drug possession with intent to sell
  • Federal drug charges
  • Interstate drug charges
  • Possession of marijuana*
  • Productions of methamphetamine
  • Drug trafficking

*Though marijuana has been partially legalized in the state of Nevada, you can still be arrested for the use of marijuana in public spaces, as well as the possession of more than 1 ounce of marijuana, and possession by anyone under the age of 21.

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What you need to know about legalization.

Even with the legalization of marijuana in the state of Nevada, you may still be fined or arrested under the circumstances listed above. You can also be penalized for marijuana cultivation if you are:

  • Within 25 miles of a state-licensed retail marijuana store,
  • Where the plants are visible from a public place, or
  • On property you don't own or don't have permission from the lawful owner

Generally speaking, if you are unsure about the legitimacy of your marijuana charge, you should meet with an experienced drug crimes attorney early on to make sure your rights are protected.

Las Vegas Drug Court

If you have been charged with a drug-related crime for the first time, there is the possibility that your case may be dismissed on the condition that you participate in Drug Court. Participation may consist of rehab and drug education.

Depending on the class of drug and prior drug charges, the consequences that can come from certain drug offenses in Nevada may be harsh, but Drug Court can potentially ease the severity of your charge, providing you with a second chance.

A skilled drug crimes attorney can help determine whether the police even have a case against you by evaluating search and seizure inaccuracies, violation of Nevada laws of entrapment, inaccuracies in police reports, and general lack of evidence. It is important that you don’t talk to the police without representation based in part on these scenarios.

Drug offenses in the state of Nevada may incur a number of penalties, from legal fines all the way up to significant prison time, which is why hiring a tough criminal defense attorney is the best way to ensure you get the best deal. With my experience as a former prosecutor, I can determine whether the DA has enough evidence to charge you or if they are recklessly pursuing a charge without cause.

Put my skills and experience on your side. Give me a call today.

Drug Crimes Attorney Serving Las Vegas, Nevada

Have you been caught peddling party drugs or narcotics? Were you high when you were arrested? Was this the first time you tried drugs? There are many unique circumstances that lead to a drug arrest, many of which are the result of a momentary lapse in judgment. Let me help you maintain your reputation, so you can put your legal issues behind you. Call me today.