Stephanie Rose Bongiovi, daughter of famed rocker John Bonjovi, was arrested after she reportedly overdosed on heroin. Police responded to Bongiovi's dorm room, where they found heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Bongiovi was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Despite advertising campaigns claiming "anything goes" in Las Vegas, drug possession charges actually carry heavy penalties in Nevada. Possession of any amount of a controlled substance (other than marijuana) is a felony, and a conviction for felonyDrug Possession can have a profound impact on the accused person's personal and professional lives. The penalties for felony Drug Possession include a possible prison sentence of up to four (4) years, large fines, and a conviction can result in the loss of the right to vote and/or possess a firearm. Possession of a mere four (4) grams of a controlled substance can result in
Drug Trafficking charges, which carry mandatory prison sentences.
Possession of Marijuana charges, while a misdemeanor, can also have life altering effects. Possession of less than an ounce of Marijuana carries a possible penalty of up to six (6) months in city or county jail and large fines. An arrest or conviction for drug possession can also affect a person's eligibility for certain professional and educational opportunities.
If you or someone you know is charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana or another drug-related charge, it is important to contact a Las Vegas Drug Attorney right away. The Las Vegas Drug Lawyers at Brown Law Offices can assist you in analyzing the facts of your case, identifying applicable defenses and developing the most aggressive defense strategy possible to protect your legal rights.