Possession of Marijuana for sale in Las Vegas, Nevada is a Felony. To be clear, you do not need to actually sell or make an attempt to sell the drugs in your possession; merely having the “intention” to sell is enough to be charged. It is the burden of the prosecutor to prove not only you possessed the marijuana but it was your intent to sell it.
There are several ways in which a prosecutor will attempt to prove you intended to sell marijuana instead of possessing it solely for personal use. For example, if Adam went to a college party near the UNLV campus with an ounce of marijuana, and intended to sell it to people at the party; he would have committed the offense of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell. But in order to charge him with intent to sell, the prosecutor would need to prove some other factors. If Adam had that ounce of marijuana divided up in individual baggies, and a wad of cash, the prosecutor would argue that he placed that marijuana in multiple baggies for the purpose of selling to multiple people. Other factors that would be relevant, is the amount of drugs found, devices to test or weigh the drugs, and text messages from your phone indicating your intention to sell marijuana.
Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case a conviction of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell in Las Vegas can land you in prison anywhere from 1-15 years and a fine of up to $20,000. Many factors go into the defense and a resolution of a Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell offense, and it is imperative to hire an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney who has defended these charges multiple times which resulted in dismissals, a reduction of charges and drug treatment without jail. Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorney Michael A. Troiano is experienced in defending his clients for a variety of marijuana related offenses ranging from a first time possession of marijuana and/or paraphernalia charge, to the most serious of Marijuana Trafficking offenses. He will discuss all possible defenses on your marijuana case and work towards a dismissal or reduction to a lesser non drug related charge and help you avoid jail or prison.