Cannabis Possession Charges in Las Vegas

If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor charge for the possession of marijuana, it is important to understand the statutory penalties. Contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Joel M. Mann if you are charged with the criminal offense of possession of marijuana.

Important defenses might exists to fight these charges include a motion to suppress the evidence because of the legality of a search warrant or arrest warrant or the legality of a warrantless search. In other cases, the criminal defense attorney can challenged the sufficiency of the evidence used to prove actual or constructive possession.

Las Vegas Marijuana Possession Lawyer

Call attorney Joel Mann to discuss the circumstances leading to your arrest and prosecution for possession of marijuana. He represent clients charged with pot and weed crimes throughout Clark County including Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson, Nevada.

Penalties Depend on the Number of Prior Convictions

NRS 453.336(4) provides for certain penalties for the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana depending on the number of prior convictions including:

  • A first offense is punishable –
    • by a fine of not more than $1000;
    • up to 6 months in jail; or
    • Examined by an approved facility for the treatment of abuse of drugs to determine whether the person is a drug addict and is likely to be rehabilitated through treatment and, if the examination reveals that the person is a drug addict and is likely to be rehabilitated through treatment, assigned to a program of treatment and rehabilitation pursuant to NRS 453.580.
  • A second offense is punishable –
    • by a fine of not more than $1,000;
    • up to 6 months in jail; or
    • Assigned to a program of treatment and rehabilitation pursuant to NRS 453.580.
  • A third offense is classified as a gross misdemeanor and punishable by up to one year in jail or a fine of not more than $2,000 (or both a fine and imprisonment) as provided in NRS 193.140.
  • A fourth or subsequent offense is classified as a category E felony and punishable by one to four years in prison and a fine of not more than $5,000 as provided in NRS 193.130.

Finding an Attorney for Possession of Marijuana in Las Vegas

If you were charged with a first, second, third, or fourth time with possession of marijuana, contact Joel M. Mann to discuss the particular facts of your case and the best defenses that can be used to fight the charges against you.

The prosecutors in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Henderson, take an aggressive approach to prosecution any drug offenses including possession of marijuana. You need a criminal defense attorney that is also prepared to fight the charges aggressively.