If you’re facing charges for drug crimes, you may be confused, frightened and unsure of what to do next. Being subject to an investigation of your person, home, vehicle or other property can be disconcerting, and going through the legal process can make you feel like a hardened criminal even if you’re not. Although drug crimes are some of the most commonly prosecuted crimes in Nevada, being convicted will still leave you with significant consequences that will affect you for the rest of your life. If you’re facing drug crime charges, take them seriously and retain a knowledgeable criminal lawyer with experience in Nevada drug laws.
What Will Happen If I Am Convicted Of Drug Crimes?
Depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime – whether you were merely possessing the drug, selling it, trafficking it or cultivating or manufacturing it – and the type of drug involved, you could face a variety of penalties, including but not limited to:
- Possible substantial fines
- Possible county jail or state prison time
- Possible criminal record
How Can I Fight Drug Charges?
The first step to effectively fighting the charges against you is to hire a lawyer who will defend your case aggressively. There are many different ways to defend against drug charges, and a sound defense depends on the skill level and expertise of the criminal defense attorney. The Defenders have successfully defended a variety of drug crime cases and have the experience you need to build the strongest case possible and prevail in court.
We will give your case the time and attention it deserves, and will do whatever it takes to help protect your rights and freedoms. We want to keep your criminal record clean! If you’ve been charged with a drug crime, don’t wait. Call The Defenders now for a consultation to discuss your options.
Being charged for crimes related to cannabis can be a frightening experience, and may feel unfair and unjust. If you’re facing charges for the sale, cultivation or possession of cannabis, your first step to building a solid defense is retaining an aggressive criminal defense attorney with experience defending cannabis related cases. You need a lawyer who is well versed in marijuana law and understands the legal process. The Defenders have had multiple successes defending cannabis related cases, and we want to bring our expertise to the table in your case. We want to help you build the strongest defense possible to protect your legal rights.
Cannabis Related Offenses
We can help you fight a variety of cannabis charges, including:
- Sale of cannabis
- Distribution or trafficking of cannabis
- Cultivating or harvesting cannabis
Possible Defenses For Cannabis Charges
The Defenders are committed to fully investigating the circumstances surrounding the charges against you, and will look into every possible defense, including:
- Verify that law enforcement had probable cause to search your person, home or vehicle
- Verify that law enforcement had probable cause to arrest you
- Verify that evidence against you was obtained legally
What We Can Do For You
The Defenders are experienced and well versed in Nevada marijuana laws, and when you retain us, you can be confident that you will have a strong defense that will stand up against the prosecution’s tactics.
We will answer your questions and listen to your concerns, because we understand how confusing and disconcerting being charged with a crime can be. We will help you understand your rights under Nevada law, and will go over all of the options available to you. The Defenders will help you make the decisions necessary to protect your rights, your record and your future. Call today for a consultation.
Although medical marijuana has been legalized in the state of Nevada and marijuana outside of medical use has been decriminalized, if you are caught with the possession of marijuana, you may still face significant penalties that can have lasting consequences on your life.
What Will Happen If I Am Convicted Of Marijuana Possession?
If you are not a licensed medical marijuana patient, possessing marijuana in any amount is illegal. However, the amount of marijuana you are caught with in your possession plays a role in how severe your penalties are.
- Being caught with under one ounce or less of marijuana for the first time is charged as a misdemeanor and is punishable by up to $600 in fines and possible drug rehabilitation
- Being caught with under one ounce or less of marijuana for the second time is still charged as a misdemeanor but results in higher fines.
- The third offense is considered a gross misdemeanor results in up to $2,000 in fines and up to a year in county jail.
- The fourth offense is considered a felony and could result one to four years of incarceration and/or fines of up to $5,000.
Being caught with more than an ounce of marijuana in the state of Nevada is automatically a felony and could result in several years of prison time and/or significant fines. The penalties get harsher for repeated offenses.
The more marijuana you have in your possession when you are caught, the more likely it will be for you to have other charges added to the possession charge, such as intent to sell or drug trafficking charges.
How Do I Fight Marijuana Possession Charges?
If you are facing charges for marijuana possession, you need to contact a lawyer who is intimately familiar with the drug laws in Nevada. The Defenders are a group of experienced criminal attorneys with a proven success record in getting marijuana possession charges reduced or dismissed.
We want to give your case the time and attention it deserves to help you prevail in court. Call us today for a consultation.
Prescription Drug Crimes
Prescription drugs are regulated by the government and in the state of Nevada it is illegal to possess prescription drugs that are not yours, or unlawfully sell, manufacture, distribute or traffic prescription drugs. Just like methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine, many prescription drugs are classified as controlled substances.
Many of these substances, like other illegal controlled substances, are highly addictive. Many people who are addicted to prescription drugs commit fraud to obtain more pills or purchase them illegally. The state of Nevada is imposing harsher penalties on prescription drug crimes, and if you are convicted, you face either misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the circumstances surrounding your case. This could earn significant fines, jail time and a permanent criminal record.
Fighting Prescription Drug Charges
If you’re facing prescription drug charges, don’t make the mistake of retaining an inexperienced lawyer who is unfamiliar with state and federal drug laws. Your future depends on selecting a knowledgeable, powerful criminal defense attorney who is committed to obtaining the best outcome for your case.
The Defenders know the drug laws inside and out and will carefully examine the evidence in your case with all of the resources available so we can inform you of all of the legal options available to you. We have developed strong defense strategies against prescription drug charges and want to bring our expertise to your case. Schedule an appointment today for a consultation and let us be your guide during this difficult time. You can be confident that we will utilize our experience and knowledge to bring about the most positive outcome possible in your case.
Trafficking drugs in the state of Nevada is considered a serious crime, but it applies only to Schedule I and Schedule II controlled substances and narcotics containing flunitrazepam or gamma-hydroxybutyrate. Drug trafficking includes:
- Importing a controlled substance
- Selling a controlled substance
- Furnishing a controlled substance
- Transporting a controlled substance
- Giving away a controlled substance
Often, there are additional charges that go along with drug trafficking, including possession and paraphernalia charges. A conviction could result in a significant amount of jail or prison time, substantial fines and a criminal record that will haunt you for the rest of your life. If you’re being charged with drug trafficking, you need to retain an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately and begin constructing a sound defense.
How To Fight Drug Trafficking Charges
The laws surrounding drug crimes and drug trafficking are extraordinarily complex. There are a variety of different defenses that can be employed, but determining which ones will best benefit your case requires the knowledge of criminal lawyer who has had success in defending similar cases and is exceptionally familiar with drug laws in Nevada.
The Defenders know what it takes to defend drug trafficking charges and want to help you construct a solid case that will stand up to prosecutorial tactics. We know what questions to ask and what evidence to use to present your case in the best possible light. Our goal is to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced, or your sentence lightened.
The Defenders are a dedicated group of criminal defense attorneys who can promise to devote time, attention and effort to your case and will give you support and sound legal advice in your time of need. Call us today to schedule an appointment to consult with us regarding the charges against you and what your options are.