Nevada "GHB" and "Rohypnol" Possession Laws
Explained by Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyers

Drug offenses involving GHB or Rohypnol (flunitrazepamare) are punished with especially high prison terms in Nevada. In addition, having narcotics convictions on your record looks very bad to employers.

Our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers have a long history of fighting GHB and Rohypnol charges. In many cases, we can get it reduced to a lesser crime or sometimes dismissed altogether.

The first thing we do is to try to persuade the D.A. to offer a good plea bargain. That usually works. But know that we are experienced trial attorneys as well. If necessary we were always ready to take your case to a jury.

For more about Las Vegas GHB crimes and what we can do to help you fight them keep scrolling down.


About GHB in Nevada

GHB (short for gamma-hydroxybutryric acid) is is a central nervous system depressant that is commonly used as a “club drug" or "rave drug" and is also associated with so-called “date rape.” 

When prescribed by a doctor for narcolepsy or another condition in the form of Xyrem (sodium oxybate), an FDA-approved brand-name prescription drug, GHB is a Schedule III drug. However, when GHB is unlawfully possessed, manufactured or sold, it is treated as a schedule I narcotic.

About Royhypnol in Nevada

Rohypnol, commonly referred to as "roofies," is the brand name of the drug flunitrazepamare. Rohypnol is an intermediate-acting benzodiazepine similar to Valium (diazepam). It is used in the short-term treatment of insomnia, as a pre-medication in surgical procedures and for inducing anesthesia.

When properly prescribed, Rohypnol is a Schedule IV drug in Nevada. However, because of its history as a "date-rape" drug, when unlawfully possessed or sold, it too is treated as a Schedule I drug.

GHB and Rohypnol Possession Laws in Las Vegas, NV (NRS 453.336)

Unlawful possession of GHB or Rohypnol is a serious felony in Las Vegas. But doing Nevada Drug Court may result in your entire case getting dismissed.

Otherwise, even a first offense for possession of these "date-rape" drugs carries a potential punishment of 1-6 years in Nevada state prison.

For more in-depth information about Las Vegas narcotics possession law, including defenses, go to our article: Nevada crime of possession of controlled substances / drugs.

Rohypnol and GHB Possession for Sale Laws in Las Vegas, NV (NRS 453.337)

Possessing Rohypnol or GHB for the purpose of selling it is a felony in Nevada. But a first-time conviction might be pleaded so you get probation and no prison.

If you are ineligible for probation, the penalty for possessing GHB or Rophynyl for sale can include up to 4 years in state prison and a fine of $5,000.

For more information on Las Vegas narcotics possession for sale law, penalties and defenses, refer to this page: Nevada crime of possession of controlled substances / drugs with intent to sell.

GHB or Rohypnol Sale Laws in Las Vegas, NV (NRS 453.321)

Selling or making Rohypnol or GHB is a felony in Nevada. (Purchasing GHB is charged as either drug possession or trafficking depending on how much is involved.)

A first offense for unlawful sale of GHB or Rohypnol carries a possible punishment of up to 5 years in Nevada state prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

For thorough information about Las Vegas narcotics sale laws, defenses and penalties, go to our article: Nevada crime of selling controlled substances / drugs.

GHB and Rohypnol Trafficking Laws in Las Vegas, NV (NRS 453.3395)

Nevada drug trafficking laws don't come into play unless the GHB or Rohypnol weighs 4 grams or more. Penalties get steeper when the weight hits 14 grams and then again at 28 grams.

For further information about Las Vegas trafficking laws go to our webpage: Nevada crime of trafficking controlled substances / drugs.

Accused of a GHB or Rohypnol offenses in Las Vegas? Call us ...

If you have been arrested for possessing or selling GHB or Rohypnol in Nevada, phone 702-DEFENSE (702-333-3673). Our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers are here to talk to you for free about your case. We will do everything to try to get your charges lessened or even dropped completely.

To learn about California GHB laws, go to our informational article on California GHB laws.



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