Arrested for Selling Drugs in Las Vegas, Nevada?

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Under NRS 453.321, it is illegal to sell or offer to sell drugs in the state of Nevada. This law applies to both illegal controlled substances such as marijuana and methamphetamines as well as prescription medications such as Vicodin and OxyContin. A charge of sale of controlled substances (SCS) in Nevada can carry serious criminal penalties and inflict long-lasting damage to a defendant’s reputation, making it crucial that these charges be handled by an experienced criminal defense lawyer to minimize one’s chances of conviction. At the Law Office of David R. Fischer, our knowledgeable Las Vegas drug crime attorney has defended countless individuals against drug sale charges and can provide the aggressive representation you need.

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Penalties for Selling Drugs in Nevada

Penalties for the sale of a controlled substance in Nevada will vary depending on the type and amount of a drug found within a person’s possession, as well as a defendant’s prior offenses, where the alleged sale took place, and the age of the buyer. Controlled substances are divided into five “schedules” based on their potential for abuse, level of danger, and medical use. Selling Schedule I drugs such as heroin can carry the most serious penalties, while the sale of Schedule V drugs such as Robitussin AC are punished less severely. It is also illegal to sell ingredients used to manufacture drugs, known as CDS precursors.

Penalties for first-offense drug sales in Nevada can include:

  • CDS precursors: Up to $100,000 in fines, 15 years in prison, or both.
  • Schedule I, and II drugs: Fines up to $5,000, up to four years in prison, or both.
  • Schedule III, IV and V drugs: Fines up to $10,000, up to four years in prison, or both.

To convict a defendant of drug sales, the prosecution must be able to prove (1) that the defendant was in possession of drugs, and (2) the defendant had the intent to sell or distribute the drugs. While possession may be simple to prove, proving intent can be a much greater challenge. The police may see factors such as the presence of firearms, possessing a large amount of a drug, or simply being in an area frequented by drug users or sellers as signs of a defendant’s intent to sell.

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Since the penalties for drug sales can be so steep, if you have been arrested or are even suspected of selling drugs, it is imperative you retain the services of a powerful attorney. At the Law Office of David R. Fischer, our knowledgeable Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer understands the road that lies ahead and can use his unmatched legal knowledge to give you the edge in your defense. Through an examination of the evidence and the credibility of the officers involved in your arrest, we can craft a custom-tailored strategy on your behalf and protect you against the prosecution’s claims.

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