Drug possession with intent to sell is a common charge in Las Vegas, even when the accused individual had no intention of selling drugs. For example, a person might enter a Las Vegas club with a group of friends, and if that person is carrying an amount drugs for the entire group, he or she could be arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell or distribute.
The penalties for possession with intent to sell are more severe than the penalties for simple drug possession. If you have been charged with possession with intent to sell, contact our office today to discuss your case and begin mounting a strong criminal defense.
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The criminal defense trial attorneys of Christiansen Law Offices handle all types of drug crime cases, including allegations of drug possession with intent to sell. We are experienced in presenting the various defenses that can result in a reduction or dismissal of charges.
It may be possible, for example, to show that the drugs were not for sale or distribution, but were for personal use. Depending on the circumstances, other defenses may include showing that your intention was not to sell or distribute; the drugs did not belong to you; the money in your possession was not obtained through drug sales; or the police violated your rights by committing an illegal search and seizure.
In Nevada, possession with intent to sell any kind of drug is a felony. The penalties for a first offense include one to four years in prison and fines of up to $5,000; a second offense can result in a prison sentence of one to five years and increased fines; and a third or subsequent offense can lead to three to 15 years in prison and increased fines.
Additionally, a felony on your record can seriously hinder your ability to obtain future employment.
With the stakes this high, it is crucial to have a committed criminal defense lawyer on your side.
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At Christiansen Law Offices, we have more than 65 years of combined experience defending clients against drug charges. For a free consultation with a skilled trial lawyer, contact us online or by phone at 702-763-6113. Phone calls and emails are answered promptly.