There can be no mistaking the fact that the State of Nevada considers trafficking in controlled substances to be among the most egregious offenses that can be committed within its borders. Those convicted of these drug crimes face extremely stiff sentences, both in terms of the length of incarceration and the size of the fines likely to be assessed. Trafficking convictions can have dire financial consequences and often serve as impediments to securing future employment. For these reasons, it is critical to seek the assistance of an attorney possessing extensive experience in this specialized and complicated area of the law. The Law Office of Benjamin Nadig, Chtd stands ready to help 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Statutory Definition of Drug Trafficking in Nevada
The key elements of controlled substance trafficking in Nevada include the knowing sale, manufacturing, delivery, or transport of such drugs into the state. It also includes the intentional possession of a large volume of drugs classified as schedule I or II substances, and narcotics that contain gamma-hydroxybutyrate and flunitrazepam. Drugs falling into the latter category include:
The amount of each type of substance involved in these cases determines the potential penalties imposed upon conviction. Your criminal defense lawyer will be able to fully explain what you’re up against and how to best proceed with your case.
Stiff Sentences for Las Vegas Drug Trafficking Convictions
Sentencing in controlled substance trafficking cases often turns on factors such as the type/schedule of the drugs involved and the amount at issue. Possible prison terms range from just a few years to full life sentences in cases involving large quantities of schedule I drugs or the narcotics discussed above. Potential fines can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
While Nevada law provides for compulsory prison time for every trafficking conviction, NRS 453.3405 does offer offenders the possibility of receiving a suspended or reduced sentence in exchange for significant cooperation and assistance in police investigations. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for prosecutors to engage in plea discussions with defendants who are willing to forego a trial in exchange for a reduction in charges.
Let Us Advocate for You
The fear and uncertainty that accompany a drug trafficking charge do not need to be faced alone. If you or someone you love has been accused of a crime in this category, it is critical to seek expert help. Contact the Law Office of Benjamin Nadig, Chtd at 702-545-7592 for a free consultation, and let us explain how we can fight to protect your rights and work tirelessly to resolve your case in the most beneficial way possible.