Las Vegas Drug Crime Lawyer

One Possible Crime on a Reservation

One Possible Crime on a Reservation

What you Need to Know about Drug Crime Laws in Nevada

Drug crimes in Nevada can include possession, intent to distribute, manufacturing, or trafficking illegal substances. Nevada recognizes different categories of drugs based upon their properties, and some examples are:Category I: PCP, Ecstasy, heroin and hydrocodone
Category II: Cocaine, Ritalin (used without a prescription) and methamphetamine
Category III: Anabolic Steroids
Category IV: Valium, Xanax, Rohpnol, and Ambien, when used without a prescription

A first-time drug offender is usually charged with a Category E felony, which is punishable by up to four years in prison. Subsequent offenses are subject to being Category D felonies, which can also carry a four year sentence, but may also include a fine of up to $20,000.

Nevada felons may face other sanctions as a result of a drug conviction. For example, they could be prohibited from working in certain occupations or possessing a firearm. It can also be difficult to find employment, and certain volunteer opportunities may be closed to them as well.

If you are accused of a drug crime, help is available from the Potter Law Firm. We’ll carefully examine each piece of evidence to ensure your rights are not violated, helping you maintain your innocence. Contact us today for a free consultation of your case.