Las Vegas lawyers explain Nevada "Drug Crimes" Laws

Nevada judges take drug cases very seriously despite Las Vegas's reputation as "Sin City."

Felony drug convictions not only carry Nevada State Prison terms and high fines. Having any narcotics offense on your criminal record could keep you from gaining or keeping employment.

Our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers have years of experience fighting felony drug cases. Depending on the case, we might get these charges lessened through a plea or dismissed at trial.

To learn more about a particular Nevada narcotics crime, click on the applicable link below:

Drug crimes in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Possession of drugs / controlled substances in Las Vegas, NV
One of the least serious drug-related felonies is possessing narcotics for personal use. A first offense can often be completely dismissed if you successfully complete Drug Court. Learn more about possession of drugs / controlled substances in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Possession for sale of drugs / controlled substances in Las Vegas, NV
Possessing narcotics with the intent to sell them potentially carries long prison terms. But depending on the case your attorney can still win a 'not guilty' verdict at trial. For information go to possession for sale of drugs / controlled substances in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Selling drugs / controlled substances in Las Vegas, NV
There are several possible defenses to drug sale allegations. Among these are police entrapment and police misconduct. Read our article on the subject: Selling drugs / controlled substances in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Transporting drugs / controlled substances in Las Vegas, NV
In some circumstances drug transportation can qualify as trafficking. Otherwise it is punished under the same law that prohibits drug sales. Refer to our article on the topic: Transporting drugs / controlled substances in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Trafficking of drugs / controlled substances in Las Vegas, NV
Trafficking drugs carries very harsh penalties. But it still may be possible for a first-time offender to escape a prison sentence. Refer to our informational article Trafficking of drugs / controlled substances in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Misdemeanor drug charge in Las Vegas, Nevada
It may be an option to have a felony drug charge reduced to a lesser offense without a trial. Read more about plea bargaining to a misdemeanor drug charge in Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Drug paraphernalia crimes in Las Vegas, NV
Narcotics paraphernalia offenses can range from misdemeanors to felonies. For more go to drug paraphernalia crimes in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Under the influence of drugs / controlled substances in Las Vegas, NV
Even if you have no drugs in your possession, being "high" is a criminal offense in itself. Learn the law at under the influence of drugs / controlled substances in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs / controlled substances
    in Las Vegas, NV
It is a common misconception that DUIs involve only drunk driving. You actually face the same penalties for "drugged driving."  Learn the facts at driving under the influence of drugs / controlled substances in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Imitation drugs in Las Vegas, NV
It is illegal to possess, sell, distribute, make, or advertise imitation drugs in Nevada. Learn the law at Imitation Drug Crimes in Las Vegas, NV.

Drug diversion programs in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Drug Court in Las Vegas, NV
Suppose you have been charged with first-time narcotics possession for personal use in Nevada. There is a chance the whole case can get dismissed if you do Drug Court in Las Vegas, NV. It consists of a drug education class or rehabilitation program.

Laws on specific drugs in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Cocaine crime laws in Las Vegas, NV
As a schedule II narcotic, cocaine-related offenses carry potentially serious penalties. But if it is your first conviction, you may be able to avoid prison. For more go to cocaine crime laws in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Meth crime laws in Las Vegas, NV
Meth offenses are prosecuted especially vigorously in Nevada. But your attorney may still be able to win a 'not guilty' verdict through trial or a plea deal. Read about it at Meth crime laws in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Heroin crime laws in Las Vegas, NV
With heroine being a schedule I drug, even a straight possession conviction may carry prison. But depending on the case it still may be plausible to get the charge dismissed. Learn more about it at heroin crime laws in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Ecstasy crime laws in Las Vegas, NV
Various defenses exist to fight narcotics charges involving ecstasy. These include illegal search warrants or you simply not knowing that the drugs were there. Read more about your options at ecstasy crime laws in Las Vegas, NV.
  • GHB and Rohynol crime laws in Las Vegas, NV
Nevada prescribes especially harsh penalties related to GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyric acid). But it is still possible for your lawyer to win a good resolution through trial or a plea bargain. For more information go to GHB and Rohynol crime laws in Las Vegas, NV.
  • OxyContin and Vicodin crime laws in Las Vegas, NV
Nevada draws no distinction between penalties for illegal drugs and that of prescription drugs. For more information about sentences refer to OxyContin and Vicondin crime laws in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Marijuana crime laws in Las Vegas, NV
Punishments for pot-related offenses tend to be less severe than for other drugs. Get the facts at our articles on marijuana crime laws in Las Vegas, NV.
  • PCP crime laws in Las Vegas, NV
Punishment for PCP possession in Nevada can be harsh. But there are ways to fight the charges. To learn more about Nevada laws on PCP, see our article on PCP laws in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Ketamine crime laws in Las Vegas, NV
Ketamine is an animal anesthetic, but is frequently abused by addicts. Find out how to get treatment instead of jail time: ketamine crime laws in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Codeine crime laws in Las Vegas, NV
Codeine possession, sales and trafficking are punished in the same way as OxyContin and Vicodin. To learn how to fight charges related to codeine, please see our article on codeine crime laws in Las Vegas, NV.

Call us for help if you have been arrested for drugs ...

Accused of a controlled substance crime in Nevada? Phone our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers at 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673). We will schedule you in for a free phone consultation.

Our goal is to try to get your charges lessened or dropped without a trial. But if necessary we are ready to take your case to a jury and fight to keep your record clean.

Criminal defense of immigrants in Nevada facing drug charges ...

If you are an immigrant, remember that drug crimes in Nevada are often deportable offenses. To learn more, go to our information page on the criminal defense of immigrants in Nevada.

To learn about drug crimes at Las Vegas pool parties, read our article on drug crimes at Las Vegas pool parties. To learn about drug crimes at Las Vegas nightclubs, read our article on drug crimes at Las Vegas nightclubs. To learn about California drug crimes laws, go to our informational article on California drug crimes laws.

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