What Should I do if I am Charged with a Drug Crime?
If you, or someone you know, have been charged with a drug or narcotics related offense in Las Vegas, Clark County, or anywhere in Nevada, it is important that you have a well-qualified criminal defense attorney immediately. Punishments for Drug Crimes in Las Vegas are severe and life altering. They include not only jail and prison time (sometimes mandatory) but a social, professional and social stigma that can last long after the time in custody has passed and the fines have been paid.
Remember that you have constitutional rights, including a right to counsel, when facing serious charges such as possession of a controlled substance (with or without the intent to sell) or trafficking in a controlled substance. You also have the right to remain silent and you should not talk to law enforcement even if they try to convince you that is “in your best interest” do so. Despite what you have heard or seen on television, the police can, and will, use every tactic they can to get information to assist in your arrest or conviction. The police are even permitted to lie to you to get what they want. Equally important is that you do not consent to a search of you or your property without first talking to your attorney. Allegations of Drug Crime in Nevada are no laughing matter and need to be taken seriously.
If you have been arrested for a drug related crime, or find yourself charged with a drug offense in Las Vegas, your first priority should be to meet with an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who knows not only Criminal Law, but that knows the procedures and policies of Las Vegas police and prosecutors. It isn’t enough to have just any old lawyer. You need a lawyer who is well trained in the issues related to the defense of drug charges. You should answer all of your lawyer’s questions honestly and provide as much detail as possible in order to assist with developing the best defense for your unique situation.
While the criminal court system is overwhelming and intimidating for most people facing charges, a skilled criminal defense attorney can help to guide you through the process and ensure that everything is done to get you the best available. The consequence of just one mistake in the defense of your charges have dire consequences, such as time in jail or prison, enormous fines and the loss of your civil rights.
Call Attorney Josh Tomsheck, of the Law Firm of Hofland & Tomsheck as soon as you can. There is no charge to discuss your case and he will offer a Free Initial Consultation to detail how best to handle your Las Vegas drug case. It is undoubtedly in your best interest to obtain a qualified, aggressive and knowledgeable Las Vegas lawyer who specializes in criminal law immediately so that no opportunity is missed in fighting your case. Mr. Tomsheck will work with you personally to ensure your case gets the attention it deserves and you get the right outcome. We are available during regular business hours and can be reached 24/7 in the case of an emergency. Call (702) 895-6760 or e-mail right now to schedule an appointment.