Drug crime charges in Las Vegas are most frequently seen in the courts, probably second to equal to the number of DUIs in regularity. They are the product of human frailty and underlying issues that human being struggle with; unfortunately people with drug issues are punished by our current legal system. Drug crimes are quite common in Las Vegas due to the nature of our city and the ease of getting drugs. If you have been arrested or even charged with a drug crime in Las Vegas, I can help.
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Types of drug charges:
There are several different types of drug charges in Nevada, most of which having several “levels” of severity, including:
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Possession of Marijuana
Possession of a Controlled Substance (PCS)
Drug Possession for the Purpose of Sale, otherwise known as “with intent to distribute”
Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID)
Prescription Fraud, otherwise known as “Doctor Shopping”
In addition to the above there are also federal drug charges, which are incredibly severe in terms of penalties and most of which include mandatory minimum sentencing.
Despite the reputation of Las Vegas as the “City of Sin” it retains some of the strictest laws and aggressive policing for these crimes. Even celebrities are nabbed in Vegas with drugs. As a former attorney in the Public Defender’s Office, I understand the ins and outs of prosecuting and defending these crimes. I know what makes a good “plea” deal and I know the culture of Clark County courts and how best to approach any areas of police misconduct, such as lack of probable cause and improper search and seizure. My background and experience make me a competent and aggressive attorney for you and your criminal case.
These drug charges will not go away, they will follow you throughout your life as you seek college scholarships, military service or employment. Find a drug crime attorney that will work for you to minimize the impact on your life and hopefully get your case dismissed.