Prescription Drug Arrests in Las Vegas

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Prescription drug abuse has become a flourishing epidemic in Las Vegas. Every year, many residents and tourists are being arrested and charged for prescription drug related crimes. A conviction for a prescription drug crime can result in severe penalties and substantial damage to your reputation.

Prescription drugs that are commonly obtained illegally in Las Vegas include the following:

  • Vicodin
  • Xanax
  • Valium
  • Ritalin
  • Morphine
  • OxyContin
  • Codeine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Ativan
  • Percocet
  • Adderall

If you have been charged with a prescription drug crime in Nevada, our Las Vegas drug lawyers are dedicated to protecting your rights and freedom, as well as helping you obtain the most favorable outcome possible. With decades of legal experience, we have a thorough understanding of state and federal drug laws to either get your charges reduced or your case dismissed entirely.

Penalties for Prescription Pill Crimes

In Nevada, the penalties for prescription drug offenses vary depending on the type of substance, the schedule the medication is classified under, and whether or not the alleged offender has previously been convicted of any type of drug crime. Most prescription drug penalties are considered felonies, including lengthy prison sentences, expensive fines, and a permanent record on your criminal record.

The following are some of the prescription pill penalties in Nevada:

  • Dispensing illegal pills – Category C felony
    • Prison sentence ranging from two to five years
    • Fine of up to $10,000
  • Doctor shopping – Category C felony
    • Prison sentence ranging from two to five years
    • Fine of up to $10,000
  • First or second conviction for illegal possession of prescription pills (Schedules I, II, III, or IV) – Category E felony
    • Prison sentence ranging from one to four years
  • Third or subsequent conviction for illegal possession of prescription pills (Schedules I, II, III or IV) – Category D felony
    • Prison sentence ranging from 19 months to four years
    • Fine of up to $5,000
  • First conviction for illegal possession of Schedule V prescription pills – Category E felony
    • Prison sentence ranging from one to four years
  • Second or subsequent conviction for illegal possession for Schedule V prescription pills – Category E felony
    • Prison sentence ranging from one to four years
    • Fine of up to $5,000

Let Our Las Vegas Drug Lawyers Help You Today

At Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney, our award-winning legal team can provide well-developed defense strategies for our clients facing prescription drug charges in Las Vegas. Do not hesitate to get the effective and reliable legal counsel necessary to get your life back on track.

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