Henderson Lawyers For Drug Trafficking Charges
Manufacturing, selling and transporting drugs, or possessing more than 100 pounds of marijuana or more than 28 grams of cocaine constitutes drug trafficking. If convicted, you would face 25 years to life in prison with a fine up to $500,000. This is the most serious drug crime in Nevada, requiring guidance and representation from skilled, qualified lawyers who handle federal and state felony trafficking cases routinely.
Drug trafficking charges are deportable offenses. In some cases, deportation is mandatory. Our Las Vegas drug trafficking defense lawyers are focused on obtaining the best possible results. The federal justice system can be frightening, and we are available to guide you through the system effectively and efficiently.
Don't talk to ANYONE in jail but your attorney. All jail and prison conversations are recorded and will be used against you later at trial. You also have the right to refuse law enforcement requests, including searches, tests and lineups. Contact our legal team at 702-432-1000.
Complex Defense Strategies
At The Law Offices of Parviz A. Heshmati, we understand that trafficking charges tend to involve complex federal investigations, which can include multiple defendants, informants, wire taps and search warrants. We have extensive experience protecting clients' constitutional rights. When we determine that law enforcement or government agency professionals obtained evidence illegally, we fight to have it suppressed and charges dismissed. We review search and seizure, search warrants, wire tap warrants and other procedures.
As dedicated criminal defense lawyers, we recognize that judges have discretion to set bond above $100,000, and individuals often remain in custody through the course of the lengthy trial process. We work quickly and efficiently to try to get clients out of custody so we can leverage negotiations with prosecutors. We routinely file motions to:
- Get clients released on their own recognizance
- Reduce bail
- Have clients placed on intensive supervision
- Have clients receive house arrest
Nevada Drug Trafficking Statutes
Nevada legislature for the trafficking of drugs statutes remained consistent in applying schedules (Nevada Drug Schedule) to determine the penalties for drug traffickers. NRS 453.3385 generally considers all schedule I substances subject to maximum 25 years in prison and also includes a maximum penalty of up to $500,000. NRS 453.3385 goes further to provide penalties below the max based on the quantity involved.
So let's say you are adjudged guilty of trafficking 14 grams or more, but less than 28 grams of heroin, you would be looking at a category B felony imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than two years and a maximum term of not more than 15 years and by a fine of not more than $100,000. NRS 453.339 contains the trafficking marijuana penalties, which puts the focusing in trafficking on this substance starting at 100 pounds. Trafficking in marijuana can get you a maximum 25 years in prison and a fine of $200,000. Finally, 453.3395 covers trafficking in drugs like opium and can get you up to 15 years of jail time and a $250,000 fine. The legislature intended that there would be no chance of a suspended sentence unless the wrongdoer has served at the very least the minimum designated sentence under NRS 453.3385, NRS 453.339 or NRS 453.3395.
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The more time that goes by in a criminal case without protection from a qualified Nevada attorney, the harder it may be to secure the best possible results. Don't wait. Contact us today at 702-432-1000. We offer free consultations. Hablamos español.