Penalties for Drug Crimes in Las Vegas

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There are a myriad of penalties for a number of drug crimes. Depending on the infraction, the charges can vary between the local, state, and federal government. These are the basic penalties for drug crimes in Nevada based on the statutes. Circumstances (as well as the way in which your case is handled) can affect the severity of some charges, but in general, these are the benchmarks you should use to figure out what the penalties will be for specific drug crimes.

Marijuana

  • Possession (less than one ounce) – First offense
    • $600 fine
  • Possession (less than one ounce) – Second offense
    • Up to 1 year in jail, $1,000 fine
  • Possession (less than one ounce) – Third offense
    • Up to 1 year in jail, $1,000 fine
  • Possession (less than one ounce) – Fourth offense or more
    • Up to 4 years in prison, $5,000 fine
  • Possession (more than one ounce) – First offense
    • Up to 4 years in prison, $5,000 fine
  • Possession (more than one ounce) – Second offense
    • Up to 4 years in prison, $5,000 fine
  • Possession (more than one ounce) – Third offense or more
    • Up to 4 years in prison, $20,000 fine
  • Possession with intent to sell – First offense
    • Up to 4 years in prison, $5,000 fine
  • Possession with intent to sell – Second offense
    • Up to 5 years in prison, $10,000 fine
  • Possession with intent to sell – Third offense or more
    • Up to 15 years in prison, $20,000 fine
  • Sale (less than 100 lbs.) – First offense
    • Up to 6 years in prison, $20,000 fine
  • Sale (less than 100 lbs.) – Second offense
    • Up to 10 years in prison, $20,000 fine
  • Sale (less than 100 lbs.) – Third offense or more
    • Up to 15 years in prison, $20,000 fine
  • Trafficking – Low level (100 – 2,000 lbs.)
    • Up to 5 years in prison, $25,000 fine
  • Trafficking – Mid level (2,000 – 10,000 lbs.)
    • Up to 10 years in prison, $50,000 fine
  • Trafficking – High level (10,000 lbs. or more)
    • Up to life in prison, $200,000 fine
  • Cultivation (100 – 2,000 lbs.)
    • Up to 5 years in prison, $25,000 fine
  • Cultivation (2,000 – 10,000 lbs.)
    • Up to 10 years in prison, $50,000 fine
  • Cultivation (10,000 lbs. or more)
    • Up to life in prison, $200,000 fine

Marijuana Paraphernalia

  • Possession or use of paraphernalia
    • Up to 6 months in jail, $1,000 fine
  • Sale, delivery, manufacture, or possession with intent
    • Up to 4 years in prison, $5,000 fine
  • Sale to a minor who is at least 3 years younger
    • Up to 5 years in prison, $10,000 fine

Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, Ecstasy, etc.

  • Possession – First offense
    • Up to 4 years in prison, $5,000 fine
  • Possession – Second offense
    • Up to 4 years in prison, $5,000 fine
  • Possession – Third offense
    • Up to 4 years in prison, $20,000 fine
  • Possession with intent to sell – First offense
    • Up to 4 years in prison, $5,000 fine
  • Possession with intent to sell – Second offense
    • Up to 5 years in prison, $10,000 fine
  • Possession with intent to sell – Third offense
    • Up to 15 years in prison, $20,000 fine
  • Sale of a controlled substance – First offense
    • Up to 6 years in prison, $20,000 fine
  • Sale of a controlled substance – Second offense
    • Up to 10 years in prison, $20,000 fine
  • Sale of a controlled substance – Third offense
    • Up to 15 years in prison, $20,000 fine
  • Trafficking in controlled substance – Low level (4 – 14g)
    • Up to 6 years in prison, $50,000 fine
  • Trafficking in controlled substance – Mid level (14 – 28g)
    • Up to 15 years in prison, $100,000 fine
  • Trafficking in controlled substance – High level (28g or more)
    • Up to life in prison, $500,000 fine

Drug Conspiracy

  • First Offense
    • Up to 5 years in prison
  • Second offense
    • Up to 10 years in prison
  • Third offense
    • Up to 15 years in prison

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