The federal and state governments are fighting a full-scale “War on Drugs.” Some people think that the harsh penalties are reserved for drug kingpins, smugglers and dealers. There is a Nevada statute that targets individuals who illegally obtain controlled substances for their personal use. This includes illicit drugs and prescription medications. The first and second offenses are considered category E felonies that are punishable by up to four years in prison and a fine up to $5,000. The third offense is a category D felony and is punishable by a fine of $20,000 and a prison term of up to four years.
Contact our office if you have been charged with a drug crime in Nevada. You shouldn’t assume that all first-time offenders get probation. In addition to prior offenses, the severity of the charges is determined by the drug’s classification level.
Invoke your right to counsel and remain silent. We are familiar with Nevada drug laws and proper police procedures. Our legal team will investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest and determine whether your rights were protected. We will determine the strength of the evidence against you and provide an honest assessment of your situation.
A veteran criminal defense lawyer Las Vegas can negotiate a plea agreement. Our goal is to provide you with the best outcome possible. We will seek to have the charges dismissed or reduced. The hardship of incarceration and other details in your case may enable us to request a drug rehabilitation program and probation.