Las Vegas And Henderson Crystal Methamphetamine Attorneys
Any amount of methamphetamine (or crystal meth) in Nevada is a felony. As a result, even small amounts of methamphetamine can result in a felony conviction, loss of employment and loss of liberty. Meanwhile, courts and prosecutors severely punish people who are accused of selling methamphetamine even if the so-called seller is merely acting as a "runner" or a mere middleman for someone else.
In Nevada, possession of meth is so illegal, that even possession of the salt and isomers used in manufacturing the drug has been deemed illegal. Having large amounts of the chemicals used in making crystal meth, including over-the-counter cold medication, can result in a methamphetamine production charge. In addition, methamphetamine drug possession charges are often joined with other criminal offenses, such as identity theft, environmental charges and child abuse.
Sentencing for methamphetamine possession differs with the weight of the pure drug, or substance containing methamphetamine. You need a skilled Las Vegas criminal defense attorney if you are charged with any component or quantity of methamphetamine.
In Nevada, a person who knowingly or intentionally sells, manufactures, delivers or brings into this state or who is knowingly or intentionally in actual or constructive possession of flunitrazepam, gamma-hydroxybutyrate, any substance for which flunitrazepam or gamma-hydroxybutyrate is an immediate precursor or any controlled substance, which is listed in schedule I, except marijuana, or any mixture that contains any such controlled substance, is guilty of a felony.
- 4 grams or less, first or second offense is an "E" Felony carrying a sentence of one to four years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. A third offense is a "D" felony carrying a sentence of one to four years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
- 4 grams or more, but less than 14 grams, for a category "B" felony carrying a one- to six-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $50,000.
- 14 grams or more, but less than 28 grams, for a category "B" felony carrying a two- to 15-year prison sentence and a fine of up to $100,000.
- 28 grams or more, for a category "A" felony carrying either a life sentence with the possibility of parole, after 10 years, or for a definite term of 25 years, with eligibility for parole after 10 years has been served, and by a fine of not more than $500,000.
In all cases, our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyers do the research to be sure that you were legally arrested and that any evidence used was properly obtained. When they determine that law enforcement acted improperly, we file motions to suppress the evidence and challenge the validity of the arrest. Our attorneys mount a solid defense based on sound legal footing for clients facing methamphetamine charges.
Depending on the amount of methamphetamine and whether or not you have prior convictions, our Las Vegas attorneys may be able to convince courts and prosecutors that rehabilitation is an option. If this is the case, we will help you take steps to put your life back together. We can help you present evidence of rehabilitation to the court, including clean urinalysis (UA) tests and character witnesses. In certain circumstances, these steps may allow you to get help for your addiction and avoid some of the harshest penalties associated with these charges.
Our Nevada law firm handles crystal methamphetamine drug cases such as:
- Possession of methamphetamine for personal use
- Possession of methamphetamine for sale or distribution
- Trafficking and transportation of methamphetamine
- Manufacture of methamphetamine, including operating a meth lab
What Can We Do For You
A criminal conviction will dramatically affect your entire life. The decision the District Attorney makes on whether or not to file formal charges against you will have a lifelong impact. It will impact things like your job, career choices, housing opportunities, education, your children and your reputation. The best way to prevent a conviction is to talk to us, free of charge, today, about your situation and options. We are always upfront and honest about the reality of the costs involved and the strength of your case. This is how to get the best representation, and realistic, successful results. We provide free consultations to discuss your personal situation, and regardless of your financial situation, we will work out a payment plan that works for every income level. We became criminal defense attorneys to defend the rights of people, and will create flexible payment plans so that everyone can afford an excellent defense team. That is what makes our firm one of a kind.
We take the time to explain your options, make sure you understand your rights and make sure those rights are protected.
As dedicated criminal defense lawyers, we possess in-depth experience with the Fourth Amendment. We evaluate every case for constitutional violations. If we discover that law enforcement officers violated your rights in their pursuit of evidence, we fight hard to have the evidence suppressed and charges dismissed. We will evaluate:
- Probable cause
- Search and seizures
- Search warrants
- Miranda rights
Additionally, in our efforts to obtain the best possible results, we pursue avenues to minimize your consequences. Depending on your situation, we may be able to obtain:
- Lesser charges
- Minimum sentencing
- Drug court for first offenders
- Probation instead of jail
Affordable Las Vegas Criminal Defense Representation
We are affordable, and we will challenge the criminal charges you may potentially face at every stage of the process. When you or a loved one is charged with a drug crime regarding methamphetamine, you must have knowledgeable, aggressive and experienced attorneys to protect your future. You need and want The Law Offices of Parviz A. Heshmati on your side. We will help you avoid a criminal conviction and serious penalties.
The Law Offices of Parviz A. Heshmati provides affordable criminal defense representation for residents and tourists who receive methamphetamine charges throughout Clark County, Nevada, including Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Summerlin, Boulder City, Green Valley, Centennial Hills, Anthem, Aliante, Sunrise Manor, Seven Hills, Southern Highlands, Mountain's Edge and Sun City.
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The more time that goes by in a criminal case without protection from a qualified Las Vegas methamphetamine criminal 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.