Trafficking in Controlled Substance Marijuana in Las Vegas, Nevada is a Felony offense which carries a mandatory prison sentence if convicted. Nevada Revised Statute “NRS” 453.339 defines Trafficking in Controlled Substance Marijuana, as “…intentionally sells, manufactures, delivers or brings into this State or knowingly and intentionally in actual or constructive possession of marijuana”. Trafficking Marijuana is not only the most serious type of Marijuana charge here in Nevada; it is also one of the broadest. Some call it the “catch-all” Marijuana offense because Trafficking in Controlled Substance Marijuana covers any person, who manufactures, sells the or simply possesses a large amount of marijuana.
The punishment for a conviction of a Trafficking in Controlled Substance Marijuana charge here in Las Vegas varies greatly on the amount of marijuana in your possession. For example, if Alejandro was caught with anywhere between 100 pounds of marijuana but less than 2,000 pounds, he would be facing 1-5 years of prison and a fine of up to $25,000. If he had 2,000 pounds of marijuana but less than 10,000 pounds he would be facing a mandatory 2-10 years of prison and a fine of up to $50,000. And lastly, if she was caught with 10,000 pounds or more of marijuana he would face life with the possibility of parole, with eligibility for parole beginning when a minimum of 5 years has been served, or a definite term of 15 years, with eligibility for parole beginning when a minimum of 5 years has been served. It must be stressed, merely possessing these amounts of controlled substance is enough to charge someone with Trafficking Marijuana.
Many factors go into the defense and a resolution of a Trafficking in Controlled Substance Marijuana 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 drug charges ranging from a first time possession of drugs and/or paraphernalia charge, to the most serious of Trafficking Marijuana offenses. He will discuss all possible defenses on your Trafficking in Controlled Substance Marijuana charge and work towards a dismissal or reduction to a lesser non drug related charge and help you avoid prison.