Drug Crimes in Nevada
If you or anyone you know in the southern Nevada area—Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Mesquite—have been involved or accused of involvement in a drug crimes, you need to reach out for legal assistance immediately.
You need to hire a Drug Possession Attorney in Las Vegas NV, we can help! Douglas Crawford Law is an Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer in Las Vegas, and has more than 30 years of experience in a criminal law in Las Vegas.
Drug crimes are taken extremely seriously by the state of Nevada. The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) have an entire chapter, NRS 453, dedicated to illegal activities with controlled substances. Nevada rates controlled substances from Schedule I – V, and the seriousness of the penalties and fines and jail and prison terms change through the Schedule rankings. These don’t just have to be high-profile narcotics like cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, either. They may well be drugs you have never heard of. In certain circumstances, methamphetamine and other controlled substance crimes carry extra penalties and charges. You need an experienced attorney like me to help you understand the full seriousness of what you’re facing.
The NRS also covers other controlled substances like prescription drugs. We all know the severity of the current opioid crisis in the United States. You might be surprised how often people use blank prescription forms. This is fraud and false representation and a serious crime. Possession of controlled substances even if you don’t intend to sell or distribute them is still a crime. I can help you.
Clearly possession, sale, distribution, and trafficking are the most common crimes. If children are present that will add to the charges. Selling to minors also brings minimum felony penalties. If the sale occurred near a school, public park, video arcade, or recreational area, you will be looking at added charges. If someone dies from a controlled substance, you may well be on the hook for a murder charge.
Possession of drug paraphernalia can also carry penalties.
It is possible to get trafficking charges reduced. By and large trafficking charges result in felonies. Many mitigating circumstances come into play with first offenses. Depending upon the nature of your crime and/or your involvement in the infraction, we may well be able to get the judge to be a little lenient in your first offense. Anyone can make a mistake. That said, if this is your second offense, the courts generally do not give breaks to multiple offenders. The penalties increase as you move deeper into the system. Multiple infractions increase the mandatory minimum sentencing.
After you have served your time we can move that the record of your conviction can be sealed. There are many reasons this might benefit your future and we can discuss that when we consult.
Even though marijuana is legal at the state level, some practices with marijuana are still illegal. The NRS covers which practices are illegal. If you have violated one of these statutes I can help you.
Illegal drugs are a stain on society. The courts do not treat these crimes lightly. Your future is on the line. You need an attorney who will prioritize you. Contact Douglas Crawford Law and hire a Las Vegas Drug Crime Lawyer.
Hire me. I can be reached at (702) 383-0090.
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