Drug Charges


Reno Defense Attorneys Specializing in Drug Charges

Drug charges are considered serious offenses in the state of Nevada that often result in several years in prison. According to NRS  454.201, dangerous drugs are defined as any drug besides a controlled substance that is unsafe for unsupervised use or self-medication. There are several different types of drug offenses in Nevada that vary in type of penalty. Some of the types of drug charges are listed below:

  • Possession of drugs
  • Drug Trafficking or selling
  • Manufacturing of drugs
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Selling counterfeit substances

Types Of Drugs In Drug Charges

Nevada organizes the types of prohibited controlled substances to distribute without prescription into lists called schedules. The schedules consist of five categories that are grouped according to the accessibility of the drugs.

Schedule I includes drugs such as heroin, methamphetamine, and LSD.

Schedule II includes drugs such as morphine, cocaine, and opium.

Schedule III consists of ketamine, anabolic steroids, and testosterone.

Schedule IV includes Xanax, sedatives, and valium.

Lastly, Schedule V drugs consist of more minor drugs such as cough medicine and codeine. Penalties for your offense will depend on what Schedule the drug you are charged with is under.

Consequences To Drug Charges

Some of the consequences of a drug charge include lengthy prison sentences and costly fines.

Defenses To Drug Charges

Different defenses can be employed against a drug charge depending on the type of charge and type of drug. Some common defenses to drug charges include:

  • Illegal search/seizure
  • Calling in an overdose
  • Lack of intent

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