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Facing Charges? Hire a Powerful Drug Crime Lawyer in Las Vegas

Despite the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in other states, it is still illegal to possess, distribute, cultivate or purchase marijuana in the state of Nevada. Marijuana is considered a Schedule I hallucinogenic substance under the Nevada Uniform Controlled Substances Act and may only be possessed for medical purposes with a valid prescription. If you have been arrested and charged with a marijuana-related offense, it is vital that you contact a powerful Las Vegas drug crime attorney from the Law Office of David R. Fischer to protect yourself against possible serious consequences.

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Marijuana Possession in Nevada

It is a crime to knowingly possess marijuana in the state of Nevada. Penalties for marijuana possession will vary depending on the amount found in a person’s possession at the time of their arrest and whether or not a person has prior convictions on their record.

Possessing up to one ounce of marijuana can bring the following penalties:

  • First offense: Up to $600 in fines.
  • Second offense: Up to $1,000 in fines.
  • Third offense: Up to $2,000 in fines and up to one year in jail.
  • Fourth offense: Up to $5,000, a felony record, and up to four years in prison.

Manufacture, Sale and Trafficking of Marijuana

Possessing more than one ounce of marijuana can bring a charge of possession of marijuana for the purpose of sale. While simple possession is a misdemeanor, possession with intent to sell is a felony offense. Like possession charges, consequences will vary depending on a person’s prior record of offenses and the amount of the drug found in a person’s possession.

  • Less than 100 pounds: For a first offense, up to $5,000 in fines and up to four years in prison. Penalties will increase for subsequent offenses.
  • Between 100 and 2,000 pounds: Up to $20,000 in fines and 15 years in prison.
  • Between 2,000 and 10,000 pounds: Up to $50,000 in fines and up to 10 years in prison.
  • 10,000 pounds or more: Up to $200,000 in fines and potentially life imprisonment.

Selling any amount of marijuana to a minor can bring a life prison sentence and up to $20,000 in fines. The manufacturing, sale, and delivery of marijuana paraphernalia is similarly prohibited, carrying penalties up to $10,000 in fines and up to five years in prison. Any vehicles or property used for the transport or storage of marijuana can be seized by police if discovered.

Hire a Hard-Hitting Las Vegas Marijuana Crime Defense Lawyer

If you have been accused of any of the above marijuana offenses, it is vital that you enlist the services of a powerful attorney to minimize the possibility of incarceration. Since many of these charges carry mandatory minimum prison sentences that cannot be avoided upon conviction, choosing the right attorney is crucial to preserving your future and reputation. At the Law Office of David R. Fischer, our aggressive Las Vegas criminal defense attorney can provide the results-driven advocacy you need to vastly improve your chances of securing a reduction or dismissal of your charges. Having successfully defended countless clients against various criminal charges throughout our firm’s existence, we have the skills and passion you need to get you through this difficult time with your freedom and dignity intact.

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