Cocaine Crimes in Nevada
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Cocaine is a schedule II controlled substance under federal law and is
prohibited in all forms in the state of Nevada. Selling, possessing, and
trafficking cocaine in any amount are all serious felony offenses and
can carry extremely serious criminal consequences upon conviction. If
you are facing any type of cocaine charge, it is crucial you retain the
services of powerful criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to
minimize your chances of serving prison time. At the Law Office of David
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Cocaine Possession in Nevada
Cocaine is one of the most serious controlled substances in the Silver
State, and as such, carries some of the most severe criminal consequences
even for simple possession. Penalties for a cocaine possession charge
will vary in severity depending on the amount found in a person’s
possession and their record of previous offenses.
A conviction of knowingly or intentionally possessing cocaine can bring
the following punishments:
First or second offense: Up to 4 years in prison and fines up to $5,000
Third or subsequent offense: Up to 4 years in prison and fines up to $20,000
Penalties can increase if a person is also charged with intent to sell.
A first offense of unlawful possession for sale of cocaine can bring up
to four years in prison and fines up to $5,000, with a second offense
increasing these penalties to five years in prison and fines up to $10,000.
Finally, a third or subsequent offense can bring up to 15 years in prison
and fines up to $20,000.
Cocaine Trafficking in Nevada
Under Nevada Revised Statute 453.3385, being caught with four grams or
more of cocaine can escalate possession charges to more serious cocaine
trafficking charges, carrying much stiffer penalties. Penalties will vary
greatly depending on the exact amount found in a person’s possession
and whether or not they were found crossing state lines.
A cocaine trafficking charge can bring the following consequences:
4 grams or more but less than 14 grams: Up to six years in prison and fines up to $50,000
14 grams or more but less than 28 grams: Up to 15 years in prison and fines up to $100,000
28 grams or more: Up to 25 years to life in prison and fines up to $500,000
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Felony cocaine charges can easily become serious ordeals without the assistance
of a trained drug crime lawyer. At the Law Office of David R. Fischer, our
Las Vegas criminal defense attorney can provide a tenacious defense of your freedom and negotiate for a desirable
outcome on your behalf. In some instances, we may be able to negotiate
for a lesser sentence or a complete dismissal of your charges in exchange
for participation in a court-ordered drug treatment program. Regardless
of the specifics surrounding your situation, we are prepared to stand
by your side every step of the way during this frightening time and guard
your freedom to the full extent of the law.
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