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Drug Possession Attorney in Reno

Under Nevada law, a conviction for drug possession comes with harsh penalties, including incarceration and thousands of dollars in fines. You could be facing felony or misdemeanor charges, based on the type of drug and the quantity alleged to have been in your possession. If you are believed to have a large quantity of any controlled substance, you will likely be charged with “possession with intent to sell,” a serious felony offense.

A felony drug possession charge that results in a conviction is typically a life altering event. You may be facing up to four years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. Once released, your criminal record will reveal you are a convicted felon to prospective employers, loan officers, or any person who researches your background. 

Protect your rights and your best interests. Call (775) 254-7599 to schedule a free consultation with the Law Offices of Cotter C. Conway today.

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Types of Drug Possession Offenses 

Possession charges may be filed against you if the authorities believe you knowingly possessed a drug in any of the following scenarios:

  • Actual possession of illegal drugs: The drugs are found on your person, such as in your pocket, purse, backpack, or in your hand.
  • Constructive possession of drugs: The illegal substances are found in an area you are believed to control, such as in your home or car or a rented space.
  • Joint possession of drugs: When two parties are alleged to have possession of illegal drugs, such as a husband and wife, roommates, or relationship partners.

Penalties for Drug Possession in Reno

The penalties imposed in a conviction vary, based the Nevada drug schedules. Some of the heaviest penalties may be imposed for the possession of a larger quantity of certain drugs, including but not limited to:

  • Opiates (heroin, morphine, prescription opiates, etc.)
  • Methamphetamines (crystal meth, speed, meth, etc.)
  • Cocaine (blow, coke, rock, etc.)
  • MDMA (ecstasy, X, molly, etc.)
  • LSD (acid, tabs, dots, etc.)

The Right Drug Crime Defense Lawyer for You

Defending against a criminal accusation of drug possession requires legal skill, experience, and a personal dedication to fighting for your rights and freedom. At the Law Offices of Cotter C. Conway, we are focused, dedicated, and experienced. Our firm’s founder, Cotter Conway, has a background working for a drug unit, where he was exposed to the challenges of the justice system when it comes to drug offenses. This service was a foundation of his dedication to helping his clients fight back against the system to seek a positive outcome. 

If you are facing drug possession charges, call our firm today at (775) 254-7599.

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    Cotter combines his knowledge, litigation skill, and creativity to build a strong case in your favor. No matter the charge, you can expect thorough and well-thought-out guidance.

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    You want an attorney that is easy to talk to and is empathetic to the difficult situation that you're faced with. Cotter will do everything he can to help you feel comfortable throughout the process.

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