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Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in Las Vegas

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Not only is it a crime to possess drugs in Nevada, but it is also a crime to possess “drug paraphernalia,” which is considered any device used to use, store, or manufacture controlled substances. While a conviction can lead to harsh criminal penalties such as jail time, having a drug crime on your permanent criminal record can make obtaining employment, applying for college, or even finding a place to live more difficult to achieve.

Common examples of drug paraphernalia include:

  • Needles
  • Pipes
  • Tinfoil
  • Nozzles
  • Balloons
  • Aerosol cans

If you have been arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia in Las Vegas, Ferris Law is committed to getting either your charges reduced, or your case dismissed altogether. Attorney Jennifer Ferris can review your arrest, find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, and help you get the best possible outcome.

Drug Paraphernalia Penalties in Nevada

Although possessing drug paraphernalia in the state is not as serious as possessing or selling actual drugs, a conviction for this drug crime can result in serious criminal penalties. Keep in mind, since recreational marijuana is legal in Las Vegas, cannabis paraphernalia such as bongs, roach clips, and marijuana-related pipes are now legal.

Using or possessing drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor offense, punishable by a jail sentence of up to six months and a maximum $1,000 fine. On the other hand, manufacturing, selling, possessing with intent to sell any drug paraphernalia is a felony offense.

To determine if an object is used or is supposed to be used as drug paraphernalia, the court may take into consideration the following factors:

  • Prior convictions related to possession of alleged drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • The proximity of the alleged device to drugs
  • Statements from the defendant and witnesses
  • Expert testimony
  • Other types of evidence

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Attorney Jennifer Ferris has an exceptional track record of success, helping many clients in Las Vegas obtain dismissals, acquittals, reduced charges, and other favorable results in drug crime cases. Whether you are a resident or a tourist, she can guide you through the complexities of the Nevada criminal justice system while protecting your rights, freedom, and reputation.

Do not hesitate to contact us at (702) 710-8882 today.

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