Marijuana laws are being reformed throughout the country. Some states already have legalized the substance, while others are relaxing their criminal laws regarding possession of marijuana. Cannabis still is illegal in Nevada and is considered a Schedule I hallucinogenic substance according to the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy.
If you were arrested for any marijuana offense in Nevada, contact an experienced cannabis defense attorney at Gallo Law Office. James C. Gallo is passionate about fighting for the rights of those facing criminal charges for marijuana offenses, and he can help you build a strong defense in your case. Even if you are accused of a misdemeanor, fighting to avoid a conviction or criminal record is important.
Gallo Law Office can aggressively represent you in your marijuana case. The firm represents clients arrested anywhere in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, on the Strip, at McCarran International Airport or the surrounding areas. Call (702) 385-3131 to schedule a free consultation.
The Legal Definition of Marijuana in Nevada
Marijuana often is called many different things, including pot, weed, grass, reefer or cannabis. The substance is defined in the Nevada Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Under Nevada Revised Statute 453.096(1), marijuana is defined as any and all parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, whether it is growing or not.
The seeds of the plant also could be considered marijuana, according to the law, as well as any resin extracted from any part of the plant. Every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the plant, its seeds or resin, also could be considered marijuana.
The legal definition of marijuana does not include the mature stems of the plant, fiber produced from the stems and any oil or cake made from the seeds of the plant. It also excludes any other compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture or preparation of the mature stems fiber, oil or cake, or the sterilized seed of the plant which is incapable of germination, according to Nevada Revised Statute 453.096(2).
Possession of More than One Ounce of Cannabis
If you were arrested for possession of more than one ounce of marijuana in Las Vegas, the potential punishments are felony offenses, even for a first offense which would be a Category E felony. This is punishable by one to four years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine. Sometimes a person could face a suspended sentence and probation to complete drug court.
The crime still would be classified as a Category E felony for a second offense in Nevada. This also would be punishable by one to four years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine.
For a third or subsequent offense of possession of marijuana more than one ounce in Nevada, the crime would be classified as a Category D felony. This could be punishable by one to four years in prison and up to $20,000 in fines.
Finding A Marijuana Defense Attorney in Clark County
After an arrest for possession of cannabis in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson or the surrounding areas in Clark County, then contact an experienced drug defense attorney in Las Vegas at Gallo Law Office. From a simple possession of marijuana to more serious drug trafficking offenses, James C. Gallo is ready to aggressively defend you against the charges. Call (702) 385-3131 to learn more about your options.
From misdemeanor allegations of driving under the influence of marijuana to more serious charges of sale, distribution or trafficking, James C. Gallo is ready to begin your defense today.