Understanding the statute of limitations for drug possession charges can be very important for individuals facing drug possession charges in Las Vegas.
There are a lot of misconceptions about how the statute of limitations in a drug possession case works that all drug charge defendants should be aware of.
This page is meant to clarify some of those misconceptions.
When marijuana possession is a felony the statute of limitations is:
Important note: warrants are never removed because of the statute of limitations for drug possession cases
Many drugs can lead to felony charges in Las Vegas, even in very small amounts. These drugs include:
When drug possession rises to the level of a felony either because of the type of drug or because of the amount of marijuana the statute of limitations in Las Vegas is:
It is very important for all people charged with drug possession in Las Vegas to understand that warrants are not removed because of the statute of limitations for drug possession.
When the State of Nevada files drug possession charges within the statute of limitations time frame the State of Nevada has “beat the clock.” In other words, the statute of limitations is no longer an issue.
When a defendant fails to appear to their first court appearance a bench warrant is usually issued. This bench warrant will not disappear on its own or because enough time has gone by.
Our criminal defense attorneys remove bench warrants clients. In many instances the client does not have to appear in Court. After consulting with our drug possession attorneys you may want to remove your bench warrant for a drug possession case. This is the first step in resolving your drug possession case in Las Vegas.
If you are worried about how the statute of limitations affects your drug possession case in Las Vegas, feel free to call our office to schedule a free consultation with a drug possession attorney. Phone consultations are also available.
Our number: 702-432-1000.