If you are a resident of Nevada, you have probably heard about the fact that the recreational use of marijuana is supposed to become legal across the state. Because of this, you might have questions about whether you should worry about being charged with marijuana possession in Las Vegas or elsewhere in Nevada. Right now, the answer is yes.
Even though marijuana is scheduled to become legalized in Nevada, this law does not take effect until January 1st, 2017. In the meantime, you shouldn’t expect for police officers or judges to be lenient about marijuana use and possession. Until it is legalized, officers are expected to look for and charge citizens and tourists for possession of marijuana under the current laws.
If you do not have a medical marijuana license, or if you do have a medical marijuana card but are in possession of more marijuana than the state allows, you can and will be charged for possession of the drug. This means that in general, it is probably best to abstain from use of marijuana until it is legalized in the state. Luckily, you do not have much longer to wait.
If you are charged with possession of marijuana, it is critical to take the situation seriously. Luckily, a good criminal defense attorney can help you with your case. If you are looking for legal representation that you can count on to help you during this difficult time, contact us at Potter Criminal Defense. Here, we have helped many clients just like you — both who reside in Las Vegas or the surrounding area or who are visiting from out of town, out of state or even out of the country — with their marijuana and other drug-related charges, and we can help you, too. You can always count on us to sit down and talk to you about your case and do our best to help you get the best possible results in court. A drug possession charge can change your life, but we can help make the situation go as well as possible.