Marijuana Possession Charges In Clark County
Though simple possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia are typically misdemeanor charges, they should not be taken lightly. You could still face up to six months in jail and up to a $1,000 fine for these charges. Depending on the amount of marijuana, you could also face felony charges, which carry harsher prison sentencing guidelines and fines.
Don't talk to ANYONE in jail but your lawyer. Conversations in jail are recorded and will be used against you. You have the right to decline any requests by law enforcement, including searches, tests, lineups or other requests. Contact our qualified Las Vegas marijuana defense lawyers at 702-432-1000.
At The Law Offices of Parviz A. Heshmati, we are committed to helping you receive the best possible results for your case. We understand the significant emotional and financial hardships you may be facing. The legal system can be intimidating, and we are available to guide you through the system effectively and efficiently. We have helped people of all ages, from senior citizens to college-age kids and everyone in between.
Defense For Possession
The burden is on the prosecutor to prove that you were in possession. Most marijuana charges involve police finding drugs on a person or in a car — not necessarily in a person's diminutive control. Our attorneys have extensive experience proving that drugs found in our clients' cars and person were not our clients' drug — including college-age kids.
We take a proactive approach to cases. We review all constitutional aspects from probable cause to search and seizure and search warrants. We understand that police often overstep legal limits in their pursuit of evidence. If we discover impropriety, we will fight to have the evidence suppressed and charges dismissed.
We provide comprehensive marijuana possession representation, including misdemeanor, felony and medical marijuana defense. Typically, any amount more than an ounce is considered a felony. Additionally, possessing plants, seeds or multiple bags are often felony charges. Possession with intent includes situations involving multiple bags, weighing scales and/or large amounts of cash.
Our legal team understands that Nevada law places enhancements on charges, meaning each additional conviction carries increased penalties. Misdemeanor convictions range from one year in prison and up to a $2,000 fine to four years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Felonies are also enhanceable, with penalties ranging from one year in prison and a $5,000 fine to four years in prison and a $20,000 fine. Our attorneys are committed to protecting your rights and obtaining the best results possible.
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The more time that goes by in a criminal case without protection from a qualified Las Vegas marijuana 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.