Las Vegas Lawyers For Possession Of Cocaine Charges
If you were charged with possession of cocaine in Las Vegas, it is important that you retain a criminal lawyer who understands not only the law, but also the justice system. In Nevada, many attorneys offer criminal defense representation as part of their practice. However, at The Law Offices of Parviz A. Heshmati, we focus on providing effective defense for drug possession charges, from possession to trafficking.
Convictions for cocaine possession can cause you to lose your job, your home, and child custody and/or visitation rights. Whether you are visiting Las Vegas or you are a Nevada resident, it is important that you select a law firm that handles drug cases routinely — not occasionally.
Las Vegas Drug Crimes
Whether you are facing charges for a drug crime in Las Vegas such as possession, manufacturing, trafficking, distribution, or any other type of drug offense, Parviz Heshmati is a Las Vegas drug crime lawyer who provides the aggressive, dedicated and experienced criminal defense you need to ensure the best outcome for your case.
Felonies In Las Vegas
Innocent or guilty, anyone charged with a Las Vegas felony crime undergoes a painful criminal process and faces serious penalties if convicted. Miranda law provides certain rights to everyone charged with a felony crime. Often, it takes the expertise of good criminal defense lawyers to protect those rights.
Strategic Defense For Possession
The Fourth Amendment protects you from unreasonable government searches and seizures without warrants or consent. Our attorneys have extensive experience defending cocaine possession cases based on constitutional violations. We evaluate every case to determine if law enforcement followed correct procedures. When we determine violations, we fight to have evidence suppressed and charges dismissed.
Additionally, as dedicated Las Vegas defense lawyers, we understand correct procedures for weighing evidence. Sometimes law enforcement officials in Nevada weigh cocaine improperly to overcharge individuals. We have requested independent weighing of evidence to support our clients' cases.
Nevada Sentencing Guidelines
Cocaine possession charges are enhanceable, which means the more convictions you receive, the harsher the penalties. For a conviction of four to 14 grams, you face a minimum of one year and a maximum of six years in prison with a fine up to $50,000. Possession of 14 to 28 grams carries a minimum two years and maximum of 15 years in prison with a fine up to $100,000. Possession of 28 grams or more is a trafficking charge.
Our lawyers have extensive experience negotiating alternatives for prison, including:
- Lesser charge and dismissal
- Drug court
- Drug treatment (in-house or outpatient)
- House arrest
Our goal is to humanize your situation and stress the nonviolent nature of the charges to help you receive the best possible outcome.
Don't talk to ANYONE in jail but your lawyer. You have the right to remain silent — exercise that right because conversations in jail are recorded and will be used against you. Additionally, you have the right to refuse any requests by law enforcement, including searches, tests, lineups or other requests. Contact our qualified Las Vegas cocaine defense lawyers at 702- 432-1000.
Long gone are the days of having cocaine in your Coke on a regular basis and, moreover, now having a criminal conviction of cocaine also means having your job prospects limited. It is often a drug that has been associated with popular people in the media. For instance, as of February of 2012, Scott Storch was charged with cocaine possession after Las Vegas Metropolitan Police discovered drugs on his person. Although for Storch it may be seen as a medal, but in most industries it can ruin a career.
The possession of cocaine falls into schedule II drug (see our page on Nevada Drug Schedules) and is highly addictive. Under NRS 453.336, it is considered a felony to possess cocaine and can land you in prison depending on the degree of possession and any aggravated crimes. See our Web page on Drug Possession in general. Possession of cocaine can also be expanded to include with intent to sell, and it is advised that you also see our Drug Trafficking Web page when accused of attempting to sell. Cocaine sale laws described in NRS 453.321 allow for the charges to go into the direction of intent to sell or traffic when possession is at 38 grams or more.
At The Law Offices of Parviz A. Heshmati, we will try to plea bargain with prosecutors for the most favorable outcome considering the facts of the case. However, if necessary a trial will be handled with the utmost care. If it is your first offense, oftentimes the charge can be reduced to a misdemeanor.
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The more time that goes by in a criminal case without protection from a qualified Las Vegas 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.