Charged with marijuana in Las Vegas?

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Marijuana is a very controversial drug that is undergoing a transformation in today's society. While many people view marijuana, or "pot," as a perfectly acceptable form of medical therapy, law enforcement is not always so open-minded. Even if you have a prescription for marijuana, you can get in trouble if you have too much in your possession.

If you have been charged with possession of marijuana, contact a Las Vegas marijuana lawyer from our firm today. You have nothing to lose by calling Attorney Brown today at (702) 425-5183.

Fighting for You with Effective Defense Strategies

If you are being charged with marijuana possession, the fact that marijuana is becoming a more widely accepted form of medication could be a factor in your defense. We take a look at a wide range of defense options, including looking to see if the following is true of your situation:

  • You had a prescription for medical marijuana
  • The dispute and instability regarding this drug may be helpful in having your charges reduced or dropped altogether
  • Law enforcement may have overstepped the bounds of the law in search and seizure or in your arrest
  • Law officers may have not had proper evidence or probable cause for your arrest

In cases in which evidence has been obtained illegally, we will act fast to bring this to the attention of the court. While marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I drug, it is not as harshly punished as other drugs in the same category. It is often looked on with more lenience by judges. Of course every judge is different and some take a hard line on any drug crime, imposing the maximum penalties in a conviction.

What are the penalties for marijuana in Nevada?

Even just one ounce of marijuana in your possession could result in prison time and thousands in fines. Take a look at the following penalties below:

Possession of less than one ounce:

  • First Offense--up to $600 in fines and a drug treatment program
  • Second Offense--up to $1,000 in fines and a drug treatment program
  • Third Offense--up to $2,000 in fines and/or 1 year in jail
  • Fourth or Subsequent Offense--up to $5,000 in fines and/or 4 years in prison

Manufacture, Trafficking and Sale:

  • One ounce to 100 pounds--up to $20,000 in fines and 1-15 years in prison, depending the number of previous offenses
  • 100 to 2,000 pounds--up to $25,000 in fines and potentially 5 years of imprisonment
  • 2,000 to 10,000 pounds--up to $50,000 in fines and potentially 2-20 years in prison
  • More than 10,000 pounds--up to $200,000 in fines and potentially 5 years to life in prison

There are other additional penalties for selling marijuana to a minor or selling it within a school zone. Even having drug paraphernalia associated with marijuana use could land you with harsh penalties. Speak with Brown Law Offices today at (702) 425-5183‚Äč for a reliable, aggressive defense!

Marijuana Lawyer Serving Las Vegas

The Brown Law Offices is a firm that is has exceptional experience with drug crime cases in Las Vegas. We are aware of potential defense strategies that may help you obtain reduced charges, a reduced sentence, or have your case dropped entirely. We will research and look into all of the circumstances of your arrest, to ensure that there was nothing unusual or invalid on the part of the police officer making your arrest.

We are dedicated to evaluating every aspect of your arrest and making sure you were treated as innocent until proven guilty , as is your right under the law. Contact our offices today. Our experience and our impressive court record is our best recommendation to you . Our lead attorney is a former chief prosecutor, and we know how to best navigate the criminal justice system for the benefit of our clients.

If you have been charged with marijuana possession, contact a Las Vegas marijuana attorney today so we can build a strong defense to protect your future.