Trafficking of Drugs – Whether you are charged with drug trafficking or other drug crimes in Las Vegas all depends on the total weight of the drugs found in your possession or control. All trafficking charges are major felonies and you are facing serious punishments.
- From simple possession to drug trafficking, all drug arrests/charges are considered felonies – with the exception of possession of Marijuana (less than an ounce). This is a serious offense that should not be taken lightly!
- You may be charged with a drug crime, even if the alleged drugs were not on your person or possession. This is a legal theory known as “constructive possession.” It will most likely occur after a search of a house or car/vehicle where several people are present and no one claims ownership of the alleged drugs. Facts that the police look at when arresting a person for “constructive possession” are:
o Your location with regards to where the drugs were found. For example, the drugs were on a table in house that you were staying at or were under a car seat near where you were sitting.
o Whether you had any power or control over the drugs.
o What were you doing prior to finding the drugs. For example, riding in back seat of a car behind the driver and the drugs were seen being thrown out the driver side window.
o Prescription drugs are treated the same as any “hardcore” drug when it comes to drug possession. If you have pills that are not in a pharmacy container and you do not have a prescription for them, you will be arrested. All Scheduled Controlled Substances I – V can lead to an arrest, if you do not have a proper prescription.
For a link of the DEA’s list of Controlled Substances and their common street names.
Being arrested for a drug crime is not to be taken lightly. Please call us at The Wright Law Group, P.C. immediately and we will assist you through the process. You may not even have to appear in court. So do not hesitate to call us at 702-405-0001 or fill out our contact form on the right. All consultations are confidential and fre