Meth Crime Lawyer in Nevada
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Ready to Fight for You
Methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth” or simply “meth,”
is a highly addictive Schedule II drug that is typically injected, snorted,
or smoked. Meth is prohibited in all forms in Nevada and is illegal to
possess, sell, manufacture, or traffic within the state. If you have been
arrested on meth-related charges, it is vital you get in touch with our
Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer from the Law Office of David R. Fischer as soon as possible to protect
yourself against serious criminal consequences. Having successfully defended
numerous clients accused of
drug crimes, we can provide the aggressive advocacy you need to maximize your chances
of securing a reduction or dismissal of your charges.
Our awards and professional recognitions speak for themselves:
Your future hangs in the balance.
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Methamphetamine Possession, Sale, & Trafficking in NV
Nevada State legislation has taken numerous steps to ensure that any sort
of interaction with methamphetamine is illegal. Being caught with even
a small amount of meth is a felony offense that can carry serious penalties.
Penalties can increase in severity depending on the amount of meth found
in a person’s possession, who is involved in the alleged criminal
act, the location of the arrest, and the defendant’s history of
The three main types of meth crimes and their penalties are as follows:
1. Possession: The possession of methamphetamine in any form is a category E felony
offense in Nevada, carrying up to four year in prison upon conviction.
While a first or even second offense possession charge may sometimes be
dismissed in favor of mandatory substance abuse treatment, third or subsequent
offenses can increase to a category D felony and carry mandatory prison
time, along with fines up to $20,000.
2. Sale: Possession of meth with intent to sell is generally more serious than
a simple possession charge. A first offense possession with intent to
sell is a category D felony, carrying up to four years in prison and fines
up to $5,000. In serious cases, a third offense conviction can bring up
to 15 years in prison and fines up to $20,000.
3. Trafficking: In instances where a defendant is found with 28 grams or more of methamphetamine,
they may be charged with
drug trafficking. Trafficking charges for possessing at least 28 grams but less than 200
grams of meth can carry up to 5 years in prison and fines up to $50,000.
For more than 200 grams but less than 400 grams, penalties increase to
up to 10 years in prison and fines up to $100,000. Finally, if a defendant
is caught with 400 grams of methamphetamine or more, they can face 15
years to life in prison and fines up to $250,000.
Let Us Level the Playing Field
Methamphetamine charges are extremely serious and are prosecuted with extreme
tenacity, making it crucial you retain the services of a powerful advocate
who can match the prosecution’s efforts. At the
Law Office of David R. Fischer, our high-caliber Las Vegas drug crime attorney can fight to dismantle
the opposition’s strategies and improve your chances of securing
a favorable outcome for your case. With stakes this high, you need a fighter
in your corner. Let Attorney Fischer carry the legal burden on your behalf
during this time.
Do not wait any longer to begin building your defense – call (702) 866-9864.