Were you arrested or did you receive a citation for Possession of a Controlled Substance? Do you have a date to appear in Las Vegas Justice Court? Have you been charged with felony drug possession pursuant to NRS 453.336?
Possession of a controlled substance, or PCS, is a felony in the state of Nevada. The laws of the state provide that possession of a controlled substance, even for personal use, may be charged as a felony and could result in a prison term as long as six years depending on the circumstances of your case.
Typically, if you have been found to have a controlled substance in your actual or constructive possession authorities will conduct a field test to determine the type of illegal substance and gross amount of the substance. Thereafter, law enforcement may arrest you and charge you with possession of a controlled substance or, potentially, possession with the intent to sell and/or drug trafficking, based on the amount of the substance recovered and the type of packaging used. The substance will usually then be sent to a third-party lab to be analyzed.
NRS 453.336 (2015) details the charges and punishments for Unlawful Possession Not for the Purpose of Sale, or simple PCS. A conviction under this statute may result in jail or prison time and hefty fines based upon any prior charges of a similar nature and the type of substance at issue.
Retaining an attorney after being charged with PCS can give you the opportunity to discuss the facts of your case and detail the search that led to the discovery of the substance. Sometimes issues with the search can result in reduced or dismissed charges. In many cases, an attorney can negotiate on your behalf and work towards a favorable result in your drug possession case.
If you have been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, or any other drug crime in the Las Vegas area, call The Law Office of Lisa Rasmussen today. Our attorneys provide FREE consultations and will represent your interests at a reasonable rate. (702) 471-1436.
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