A drug charge of possession of a controlled substance can easily result in a drug trafficking charge in Nevada.
The drugs do not need to cross state lines or move from one person to another for the State to charge you with drug trafficking.
The consequences of drug trafficking will depend on a number of factors including, the offense number and total weight of the drugs.
Drug trafficking charges reflect to the weight of the drug that is involved and not the actual movement of the drug. In fact, possession of a controlled substance is trafficking when the drugs weigh enough.
In Nevada state, it is not a requirement that the drugs be moved or sold.
Drug Trafficking in a Schedule 1 substance such as heroin, meth, and ecstasy, is the most serious of all drug charges in Nevada because the consequences are so high.
If you or somebody you know is facing drug trafficking charges, it is imperative that you contact a Las Vegas drug charge lawyer right away. Do not let your friends or family face this situation alone.
Trafficking drug charges in Nevada begin with category B felonies and can quickly escalate to a category A felony.
For B Felony Drug Trafficking charges, prison can be as high as 15 years, while a category A felony Drug Trafficking charge can result in life in prison.
Call our office today to schedule your free consultation for your trafficking charge case.
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We produce successful criminal defense results nearly every day.
One great example came from a client facing a serious drug trafficking charge in Las Vegas.
Because of a small difference in the weight of drugs that the Las Vegas police seized the State was prosecuting him for Drug Trafficking, a category B felony, instead of Possession with Intent to Sell, which is only a category D felony.
Most people don’t realize that in a criminal drug charge case, the difference between the two drug charges can be as little as a gram, or about the weight of one packet of sugar.
Yet the consequences can be dramatically different for the defendant.
In this drug case, our client, a legal resident in Las Vegas, Nevada, was not only facing severing prison time, but also deportation from the United States.
Because of his family and close ties to the local Las Vegas community so deportation for a drug charge was simply not an option.
When one of our local and experienced criminal defense attorneys got the drug charge case, the family had little hope of a successful outcome.
However, after a careful review of the facts our attorneys found some mistakes in the investigation of the drug charge that made a huge difference in the case outcome.
The Las Vegas police initially stopped our client for what they claimed was only a traffic citation. But the police officers made some questionable decisions regarding the need to search the vehicle.
When the police illegally search and seize drugs from a person’s vehicle the drug evidence can be kept out of court for the defendant’s drug charge case.
In this case, aggressive legal representation convinced the Las Vegas prosecutor that the drug charge case was not strong enough for the State of Nevada to take to trial.
We were able to negotiate the drug trafficking felony down to a misdemeanor drug offense.
Not only did we keep this happy client out of Las Vegas jail but, most importantly for him, we kept him from getting deported from the United States.
No attorney can promise you an outcome, and every case is different, however, with strong criminal defense representation you are more likely to get a great result for your drug trafficking case.
Every member of our office is devoted to getting excellent outcomes for drug charge cases.
Call our office to schedule an in-person consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
Our staffs speak English and Spanish and are discreet.
Our number: 702-432-1000.
• Drug Trafficking In Latin America. With Latin America being a crucial geographic zone for drug production and trafficking Drug policy.org seeks to understand the root causes of the billion dollar drug economy and how it influences politics and policy in Latin America
• Police Almanac - Drug Trafficking. Almanac of Policy Issues is a non-profit organization devoted to publishing a digest of major U.S. public policy news, including international and drug related topics that directly influence the United States.
• Fair Observer On Drug Trafficking. Fair Observer attempts to examine the historical context behind the world’s current demand for drugs in a non-partisan and neutral context.