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Types of Drug Crimes and Their Penalties

Different Types of MarijuanaDrug crimes are criminal offenses that involved controlled substances, which include both natural and manmade substances that are regulated by the government due to their potential for abuse. Each controlled substance is classified as Schedule I, II, III, IV, or V depending on its potential for abuse and whether it has any accepted medical use in the United States. Schedule I substances (LSD, heroin, ecstasy, and others) are considered the most dangerous and therefore involve the highest criminal penalties.

Any type of drug charge can leave a person facing jail time, fines, and an uncertain future. It is important to involve a Las Vegas drug crime lawyer who can get to work protecting your interests and rights, as no one else will.

Ferris Law handles misdemeanor and felony drug charges involving:

Contact attorney Jennifer Ferristoday at (702) 710-8882 to discuss your case and the steps we can take to help you.

How Drug Classifications Impact Criminal Charges

In Nevada, drugs are classified in accordance with the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. This Act also outlines specific penalties for unlawfully possessing, using, manufacturing, cultivating, selling, or distributing each type of controlled substance. The penalties for drug crimes will vary dramatically depending on the classification of the substance, the amount, and the type of offense itself. Unlawful possession of more than an ounce of marijuana, for example, is a misdemeanor punishable by a fine (NRS 453.336). Trafficking of over 400 grams of methamphetamine or cocaine, on the other hand, is a category A felony punishable by up to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 (NRS 453.3395).

Nevada Drug Courts Offer an Opportunity at Rehabilitation

In Nevada, specialty court programs have been put in place to replace incarceration with drug rehabilitation programs. This may be an added condition of probation, and if successfully completed, will prevent criminal charges from remaining on your record. Las Vegas drug crime attorney Jennifer Ferris is a strong believer in rehabilitation as opposed to penalization. This rings truer than ever in cases involving drug crimes. When you come to our firm for legal counsel, we will consider all options available to you to protect your future.

Call (702) 710-8882 or contact us online for a confidential consultation and review of your case.

Our Recent Victories

Our attorney uses the experience she has with particular crimes, judges, and prosecutors to properly advise clients on realistic outcomes and to best anticipate possible strengths or weaknesses in their case. Having this experience allows us to read through fact patterns and quickly pick out all viable defenses that are most favorable to the client. For these reasons and more, we have achieved many favorable results in a wide range of practice areas.

  • Case Dismissed Battery Domestic Violence
  • Case Dismissed Charged with Battery with Use of a Deadly Weapon Resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm
  • Case dismissed Charged with Battery with Use of a Deadly Weapon Resulting in Substantial Bodily Harm
  • Case Dismissed Charged with Malicious Destruction of Private Property
  • Case Dismissed Robbery with a Deadly Weapon
  • Reduced to Misdemeanor Charged with Home Invasion
  • Reduced to Battery Charged with Attempt Murder with a Deadly Weapon
  • Reduced to Misdemeanor Charged with Battery with Use of a Deadly Weapon