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Working to fight criminal charges is a serious matter; no matter the charges you’re facing, a conviction could seriously impact your future. At Pitaro & Fumo, Chtd., we work with our clients to help them mount the strongest legal defense possible to protect their financial health and freedom. Being arrested or charged with a drug crime can be challenging to fight in court – especially if you’re trying to handle your defense alone. Our Las Vegas drug crimes attorneys help clients fight for their freedom and understand the gravity of the circumstances they face if they are found guilty. If you don’t have legal representation, you could fall victim to many common tactics used to incriminate those charged in drug cases.

If you’re arrested and charged with a crime, you have the right to remain silent and wait for your lawyer to arrive. Just because you aren’t required to speak to law enforcement doesn’t mean they won’t work to investigate and build their case by asking you questions. When you hire the criminal defense team at Pitaro & Fumo, Chtd., we help you navigate the challenges and pitfalls of mounting a drug crime defense in Las Vegas. 

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Understanding Nevada's Drug Possession Laws

Simple possession of a controlled substance is considered a minor drug crime, as it is the least severe drug crime punished under Nevada law. However, even simple possession of a controlled substance is considered a felony. Under the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), using, selling, or manufacturing any controlled substance is a crime. According to NRS 453.336, possession of a controlled substance is defined as the intentional possession or control of an illegal substance.

  • Defining Actual Possession: Drugs found on or in your person
  • What is Constructive Possession?: Drug found under your control but not on your person
  • Joint Possession Explained: Drugs controlled by more than one person

Criminal possession of a controlled substance includes possessing both illegal substances and pharmaceutical drugs for which the charged individual does not have a prescription. 

What are the Penalties for Drug Manufacturing in Nevada?

In Nevada, drug manufacturing, like other drug crimes, is treated as serious criminal activity. Being charged with a drug crime in Las Vegas can leave you vulnerable to time behind bars, fines, and long-ranging legal consequences. The exact penalties and fines for drug manufacturing crimes depend on the quantity and type of drug involved. It’s important to realize that any level of drug crime is a serious issue requiring a serious legal response. While some drug crimes, like simple possession, are considered felonies and can be charged as a misdemeanor for first-time offenders, serious charges like manufacturing and trafficking face some of the harshest and most severe penalties. Securing legal representation by an experienced Las Vegas drug crimes attorney is the best thing you can do if you or a loved one has been charged with a serious drug crime. 

Drug Sale Allegations

The legal guidelines and charges concerning the sale of a controlled substance can be found in NRS sections 453.337 and 453.338. Being charged with attempting to sell a controlled substance is means facing felony charges and:

  • 1 to 4 years incarceration and a fine of $5,000 or less for 1st offenses; 1 to 5 years incarceration and a fine up to $10,000 for 2nd offenses, and 3 to 15 years and a fine up to $20,000 for 3rd offenses for Schedule I & II drugs except for marijuana.
  • 1 to 4 years incarceration and a fine of $10,000 or less for 1st or 2nd offenses; 1 to 5 years incarceration and a fine of $10,000 or less for a 3rd offense for Schedule III & IV drugs. 
The Las Vegas drug crimes attorneys at Pitaro & Fumo, Chtd. help clients fight drug charges in Nevada. Call (702) 623-5185 today to schedule a consultation!
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