Drug Crimes

Overview of Drug Crimes in Las Vegas Nevada

Many people believe that “anything goes” in Las Vegas. Those that live here know that is simply not true. In fact, Nevada has some of the toughest laws in the Nation for drug offenses. It is a Felony offense to possess any amount of drugs such as Cocaine or Methamphetamine in Nevada. In many jurisdictions a nominal amount of an illegal substance such as Cocaine can be charged as a misdemeanor. In Nevada, when someone possesses as little as 4 grams of Cocaine or Methamphetamine, it is considered a Trafficking offense and the punishment is mandatory prison. Nevada and Las Vegas in particular, expends a significant amount of law enforcement money and resources to make arrests, and gain convictions, in drug cases. The attitude of Las Vegas law enforcement is far from “anything goes” when it has to do with drug crimes.

To navigate the difficult area of law related to drug crimes in Las Vegas, you need an experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive attorney on your side to ensure your case is treated fairly. A conviction for a drug related crime can have overwhelming consequences to an individual. Such a convictions means that you will fail a background check, have difficulty finding employment or receiving program benefits - - things that people with a clean record take for granted.  While many alleged criminal defense attorneys may claim the handle drug crimes in Nevada or are the right lawyer to help you with your Las Vegas drug charges, you need a Las Vegas Criminal Lawyer who has actually litigated drug charges in a real Courtroom.  Our Las Vegas Criminal Lawyer, Joshua Tomsheck, has actually tried to Nevada juries at Trial charges involving Trafficking in a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell and Sale of a Controlled Substance.  Mr. Tomsheck has a wealth of experience litigating and taking to Trial drug crime charges in all Nevada courts including Municipal Court, Justice Court and Nevada State and Federal District Court.  This experience allows Mr.  Tomsheck to know the best defense for your unique Las Vegas drug charges.  

Many individuals get charged with drug crimes because they made a bad choice for a short period of time. Unfortunately, that the time period a person convicted for a drug charge must suffer is much, much longer. Aside from prison or jail time, individuals who are convicted for drug offenses in Las Vegas, Nevada often pay large fines, are Court Ordered to attend time consuming classes and have to live with embarrassment while they put their case behind them, sometimes taking years. Often times individuals charged with crimes are educated, well trained people. Professionals are not immune to being charged with drug related crimes. Unfortunately for those people, when this happens they can lose licenses or privileges that literally destroy not only their standing in society, but their ability to earn a living.

Being charged with a drug crime can be devastating, but it doesn’t have to be. Our Criminal Law Partner at the Law Firm of Hofland & Tomsheck, Josh Tomsheck, is a former Chief Deputy District Attorney that has handed thousands of cases in his career, including countless cases with drug related charges. Josh has tried jury trials for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Sell and Trafficking of Controlled Substance for charges involving Marijuana, Cocaine and Methamphetamine, just to name a few. You can let his experience work for you. Call today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your unique situation. 702-895-6760.