Arrested for Selling Drugs in Las Vegas, Nevada?
Hire an Aggressive Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer
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
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
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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.
Get in touch with us today to speak with a skilled legal professional about your charges.