Marijuana Crimes in Las Vegas, NV

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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.

There are a variety of circumstances that can result in drug crime charges. If you have been found to be holding a certain amount of marijuana, you could be charged with the standard drug possession. If you have been found growing marijuana, you could be charged with the cultivation of drugs. If you have been caught selling marijuana, you will be charged with felony drug trafficking.

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

Possible Defenses to Marijuana Possession

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. As a former Chief Deputy District Attorney, Philip Brown knows how prosecutors operate, and how to strategize for your legal defense.

Our firm can take a look at a wide range of defense options, which will include 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 officers may have overstepped the bounds of the law in regard to search and seizure or during your arrest
  • Law enforcement may have not had probable cause for your arrest

In cases where 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.

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 offense: up to $5,000 in fines and/or 4 years in prison

Manufacture, Trafficking and Sale

  • 1 ounce to 100 pounds: up to $20,000 in fines and 1-15 years in prison
  • 100 to 2,000 pounds: up to $25,000 in fines and 5 years in prison
  • 2,000 to 10,000 pounds: up to $50,000 in fines and 2-20 years in prison
  • 10,000+ pounds: up to $200,000 in fines and 5 years to life in prison

There are other additional penalties that can be applied 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.

Contact Brown Law Offices for an Aggressive Defense

Brown Law Offices has exceptional experience with drug 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. Our criminal attorneys will look into the facts of your case 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; we know how to navigate the criminal justice system for the benefit of our clients.

If you have been charged with marijuana possession in Nevada, contact our Las Vegas drug crime attorneys for help.