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.