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.