Drug crimes in Las Vegas, Nevada are a high priority for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and all other Police agencies here in Nevada. The Police Department’s Narcotic Division is a highly trained and well-funded agency with the goal of arresting any and all drug users and sellers here in the Las Vegas Valley. Possession of any Controlled Substance other than less than one ounce of Marijuana is a Felony. And the sale of any Controlled Substance including Marijuana is a Felony offense.
The variety of offenses you could be charged with relating to drugs is vast. Such as Possession of Controlled Substance, Possession of Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell, and Trafficking Controlled Substance. You could be charged simply for being Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance. For example, if Brian had in his possession, any amount of cocaine, he would be charged with Felony Possession of Controlled Substance, and if the District Attorney can prove that used that cocaine, he would be charged with another Felony, Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance. Another example, if Brian had in his possession half an ounce of Marijuana, he could only be charged with a Misdemeanor, but if the District Attorney could prove he smoked that Marijuana and it was in his system, they would also charge him with Felony Under the Influence of Controlled Substance.
Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Michael A. Troiano is experienced in defending his clients for a variety of drug charges ranging from a first time Possession of Drugs and/or Paraphernalia charge, to the most serious of Trafficking offenses. He will discuss all possible defenses on your drug charge and work towards a dismissal or reduction to a lesser non drug related charge and help you avoid prison.