Las Vegas Cocaine Defense Attorney
Let Our Las Vegas Drug Defense Lawyers Fight for You
Cocaine, along with other
controlled substances in the Schedule I category, are considered highly abusive with no proven
medical use. Due to this classification, cocaine is immensely illegal.
Even a minor offense is associated with significant repercussions. Unfortunately,
sometimes whatever happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. Not only
do cocaine penalties include jail time and fines, but a permanent mark
on your criminal record which follows you for the rest of your life.
more than ten years of legal experience, the Las Vegas legal team at
Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC is capable of ensuring a worry-free journey back home. The last thing
you want to do on your vacation is get convicted of a
drug crime, so do not hesitate to seek assistance from our firm.
Charged with Possession?
NRS 453.336, knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled substance without
a legitimate prescription is against the law. Cocaine is illegal throughout
the entire country, so being arrested for
possession is associated with harsh penalties.
The possible penalties include:
- A first offense is considered a Category D felony, which is punishable
by a maximum four-year prison sentence, a fine of up to $5,000 or both
- A second offense is a Category C felony, punishable by a maximum five-year
prison sentence, a fine of up to $10,000 or both
- A third or consecutive offense is a Class B felony, which carries a three
to 15-year maximum prison sentence and a fine of up to $20,000 for each offense
Possession with Intent to Sell
NRS 453.322, it is illegal to knowingly or intentionally possess a controlled substance
with intent to sell. A cocaine possession with intent to sell charge is
typically a Category B felony, punishable by a maximum 15-year prison
sentence, a fine of up to $100,000 or both. Law enforcement must determine
possession with intent to sell by utilizing a multitude of factors, such
as identifying packaging materials or large amounts of cash.
Cocaine Trafficking in Nevada
NRS 453.3385 states that individuals who knowingly or intentionally sells, manufactures,
delivers or brings into this state or who is knowingly or intentionally
in actual or constructive possession of cocaine or any other Schedule
I substance, can be convicted of trafficking.
The possible penalties include:
Between four and 14 grams – Category B felony
- Maximum prison sentence of six years
- Fine of up to $50,000
Between 14 and 28 grams – Category B felony
- Maximum prison sentence of 15 years
- Fine of up to $100,000
28 grams or more – Category A felony
- 25 years to life in prison with a possibility of parole after 10 years
- Fine of up to $500,000
Federal Cocaine Charges
In most cases, cocaine charges are applied at the state level. However,
there are some instances where an individual could face federal charges
for cocaine offense, based on the crime or crimes allegedly committed.
Cocaine possession, selling and trafficking of cocaine in large amounts
may warrant a federal charge, although having a small amount doesn’t
mean you’re in the clear as well.
Protecting Your Rights
Our Las Vegas drug defense attorneys have obtained more “not guilty” verdicts than any other firm
in Las Vegas based on our exceptional track record of success. If you
have been charged with a possessing, selling or trafficking cocaine, it’s
imperative you retain aggressive legal services from our firm.
Contact us at (702) 904-8858 today.