Gardnerville Drug Crimes Attorney
Care & Competency in all Drug Crime Arrests or Investigations
Drug arrests are common in Nevada where, with the exception of the personal use of up to only one ounce of marijuana, all drug possession and other drug crimes are charged as felonies. Felonies are those crimes carrying more than a year of incarceration in addition to steep fines. In some cases, first offenders may be able to avoid a felony conviction by completing a drug education class or through drug court, which is a rehabilitation program. This is a definite advantage in view of the fact that a felony record can be detrimental to obtaining employment, career advancement, housing, and other life opportunities.
At the Law Office of Ronald F. Cauley, Inc., we bring decades of legal experience and extensive knowledge of Nevada statutes, caselaw, and the local courts to your drug arrest or investigation. In such legal matters where experience counts, our firm provides a level of seasoned competence that can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
Drug Charges in Nevada
Like all states, Nevada has prohibited activity related to its scheduled controlled substances, which include such drugs as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, fentanyl, counterfeit substances such as K2 spice, and more, as well as unauthorized prescription drugs such as oxycontin, hydrocodone, Xanax, and others.
Drug charges include:
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
Penalties for a first offense drug possession category E felony include one to four years of prison time along with a fine of up to $5,000. Drug court is available in some cases in which you must complete rehab and drug education programs. Penalties for a third or subsequent drug possession are charged as a category D felony carrying penalties of one to four years in prison and fines of up to $20,000. A drug possession felony charge can also have deportation consequences for non-citizens. Other drug crimes will be charged according to the nature of the offense, quantity of drugs involved, and other relevant facts of the case.
Put an Experienced Legal Team on Your Side
Bringing in a qualified legal professional is a must in any Nevada drug case. The Law Office of Ronald F. Cauley, Inc. focuses primarily on criminal law and has successfully helped thousands of individuals facing the criminal justice system since 1981. Our Gardnerville drug crime defense attorney truly cares about you and your future.
Track Record of Success
Decades of Experience
Former Judge & Prosecutor