Illegal Possession of Marijuana

Bush of a hempConsequences of Marijuana Possession

New marijuana laws are big news in some American states. Recreational marijuana use is now legal in Colorado and elsewhere, but the same can’t be said for Nevada. In most cases, marijuana possession is still considered a crime. Even people who have marijuana in their control for personal use, without intending to sell or distribute it, can be charged under NRS 453.336.

Granted, the penalties for mere possession are not as severe as they are for crimes like growing pot plants or trafficking, but there are still consequences. A first offense can mean fines of a few hundred dollars and being required to enter a rehabilitation program. Get caught again, and the charges are still a misdemeanor, but your might be ordered to pay as much as $1,000 and attend a rehabilitation program. Anyone charged with marijuana possession three times or more is looking at jail time in addition to the fines.

If you’ve been charged with marijuana possession in Nevada, don’t hesitate to hire a defense attorney. Whether you were knowingly in possession of the drug or were unaware of its presence on your property or person, you’re entitled to a vigorous legal defense. It may be possible to have the charges against you reduced or even dismissed.