Las Vegas Drug Attorney: FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Drug Crimes

It is not uncommon for individuals facing charges for drug crimes, and their families, to have many questions about what can be expected. Drug offenses can be very serious with regard to penalties. Depending on whether you are facing charges for possession, distribution, manufacturing, trafficking or another drug crime, will determine the severity of your fine, jail time and sentence.

In cases such as this, it is important you contact a Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer at Brown Law Offices right away. An attorney from our firm will be able to review the charges against you, analyze all evidence and facts of the case, and help you determine the proper course of action and a strategy to defend against the charges. We have also compiled some of the most frequently asked questions our firm is asked, in order to assist you in getting some of your questions answered right away.

What rights do I have if I have been charged with a drug crime?

You have the right to remain silent. Do not speak to law enforcement officials or give any kind of statement without your attorney present. You also have the right to have an attorney present during questioning. We understand you may want to cooperate and that can be good under some circumstances. But the best way to protect yourself initially is to exercise your right to remain silent, and to have an attorney present during questioning. Then contact an attorney from our firm so that we can thoroughly review your case and advise you how we will proceed with your defense.

What are the most common types of drugs involved in drug crimes?

Ecstasy, cocaine, meth, heroin and marijuana are the most common types of drugs involved in Las Vegas drug crime arrests.

What are the most common drug charges people face in Las Vegas?

There are many of charges arising from drug crimes, and they involve all types of individuals, from all walks of life. From cases involving those who have become addicted to street drugs or pharmaceuticals, to the cases involving accusations of trafficking, either large or small amounts, to cases of tourist s who have been caught in the net of the criminal justice system. Our firm has experience with representing clients facing all manner of drug charges and we are here to help you.

What happens if I have been arrested for a drug crime in Las Vegas, but I do not live in Las Vegas?

Many people come to Las Vegas for business or vacation. Hotel-sponsored pool parties and night clubs are popular destinations for tourists who are in the city to enjoy a good time. Unbeknownst to most people, they are also closely monitored for drugs, by event security and law enforcement. As a result, numerous pool party arrests and night club arrests take place on every week. If you or a loved one has been arrested for a drug crime, but you do not live in Las Vegas, you are undoubtedly extremely concerned. Our legal team can assist you. In many cases, we have even been able to resolve cases without the client needing to return to Las Vegas.

Why do I need to hire an attorney if I have been accused or arrested for a minor drug crime?

Conviction of drug crime charges can severely impact your freedom and your future. If you have been arrested for a drug crime, you are advised to hire an attorney who will be on your side and working to protect your rights. The attorneys at our firm are knowledgeable in all aspects of drug crimes and understand the laws surrounding drug crimes in the state of Nevada. We will be able to thoroughly analyze your case, advise you of your legal options, and provide you with the representation you need to fight back.

Drug Lawyer Serving the Las Vegas Area

The state of Nevada takes drug enforcement very seriously. In fact, a first offense unlawful possession of a schedule I-IV drug (Ecstasy, Meth, Heroin, Cocaine, Valium and others) is a category E felony and commonly carries a prison term of between 1-4 years. There are instances where a first offense result in probation, providing a drug education or rehabilitation program is completed. Our firm has experience representing clients facing all types of drug charges and we will able to review your charges and advise you of your options and seek out any possible advantage for you.

Our firm is A+ rated by the Better Business Bureau and Phillip H. Brown is a member of the Nevada, California and Maine Bar. He has a degree in criminal law and is a former Chief Prosecutor for the Clark County District Attorney's office. His experience as a former prosecutor provides him with a unique insight into drug crime cases and he has exceptional skills and experience in defending clients facing drug charges.

If you have additional questions about drug crimes, or you have been charged with a drug crime, we suggest you contact a Las Vegas drug attorney at our firm right away and schedule a confidential consultation.