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Drug Defense Lawyer in Las Vegas, NV

Gallo Law Office represents clients throughout the greater Las Vegas area on a variety of drug charges, from misdemeanor possession of marijuana to more serious drug trafficking offenses. If you are facing charges for any type of controlled substances or narcotics, from cocaine to prescription drugs, it is important that you have a strong legal defense.

James Gallo is an experienced Las Vegas drug defense lawyer who will seek out every possible defense in cases involving controlled substances or narcotics. He will move to suppress any evidence that was illegally obtained by law enforcement during an unconstitutional search and seizure. When insufficient evidence exists to show that you possessed the substances, then he will move to dismiss the charges. Preparing the case for trial often leads to the best pre-trial offers to resolve the case.

In many of these cases, the potential penalties involve extensive probation with frequent drug testing. in other cases, the state will seek incarceration. Call us to find out more about fighting the charges for the best result. Call Gallo Law Office today at (702) 385-3131 to schedule a free consultation.

Article updated on Friday, May 15, 2015.

Types of Drug Charges in Clark County, Nevada

Drug charges in Las Vegas, Nevada, can be compartmentalized into the following three separate categories:

  1. unlawful possession and/or sale of marijuana; or
  2. unlawful possession and/or sale of prescribed substances such as Soma, Lortab, and oxycontin;
  3. unlawful possession and/or sale of all other controlled substances such as cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, MDMA, and GHB.

James C. Gallo is experienced in fighting all types of drug charges throughout Clark County including:

  1. Possession of a Controlled Substance;
  2. Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act;
  3. Transporting a Controlled Substance;
  4. Possession with Intent to Sell a Controlled Substance;
  5. Low-Level Trafficking of a Controlled Substance;
  6. Mid-Level Trafficking of a Controlled Substance;
  7. High-Level Trafficking of a Controlled Substance; and
  8. Sale of a Controlled Substance.

All of the above-mentioned crimes are felonies, which may result in a probation or a prison term if convicted. Convictions for any trafficking offense require mandatory prison time. For instance, possession of 28 grams of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin or MDMA constitute high-level trafficking and require the court to sentence the individual to a minimum of ten years in prison. Also, click here to read more about the defense of marijuana cases from simple possession to more serious charges for the distribution of marijuana

Additional Resources on Drug Crimes in Nevada

Drug Policy Alliance in Nevada (DPA) - Visit the website of the DPA to learn more drug laws and statistics in the State of Nevada and efforts to legalize marijuana. DPA is the leading organization in the United States promoting drug policies that are based in science, compassion, health and human rights. The organization explores the pros and cons of decriminalizing drug use and possession. Learn more about drug policy reforms, and supports in this broad coalition. Find news articles, upcoming events, additional resources and publications.

Nevada Drug Control Update - Visit the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) on whitehouse.gov website to find a report on recent trends, data, and major issues relating to drugs in the State of Nevada. According to the ONDCP report, the rate of drug-induced deaths in Nevada is higher than the national average. Approximately 9% of Nevada residents have reported using an illicit drug within the last 30 days. Critics of the report have pointed out that the data is skewed because of the high number of tourist that visit the state each year. Also find information on Nevada’s efforts to prohibit drugged driving through the enactment of per se standards for impairment and zero tolerance of specified amounts of prohibited substances under NRS Section 484.379.

Drug Charge Lawyer in Las Vegas

James C Gallo has represented numerous clients charged with drug crimes from misdemeanor possession to high-level trafficking of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and MDMA in both state and federal court. He also represents clients on misdemeanor and felony cases for marijuana offenses from possession to trafficking. Related offenses include possession of drug paraphernalia.

All drug cases are different. Drug crime attorneys in Las Vegas often get the best results by filing and litigating motions to suppress the evidence after an unreasonable search or motions to dismiss if insufficient evidence exists to show possession. Call an experienced criminal defense attorney in Las Vegas as (702) 385-3131 for a free consultation to discuss the particular facts of your case.