Drug Crimes

In Nevada, there are no minor drug crimes. If you are caught with drugs or falsely charged with a controlled substance offense, please exercise your right to contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Drug Possession • Sale • Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance

Charged with unlawful possession of pot, cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy or prescription drugs? Have you been accused of drug dealing, distribution or felony drug trafficking? Regardless of the substances and charges in your case, we know how to build your defense and negotiate for less severe penalties.

Aggressive Defense to Avoid Harsh Penalties for Drug Crimes

Conviction on most drug crimes results in mandatory minimum sentences. While skilled at taking advantage of the limited sentencing leeway judges have, we prefer to target dismissal or reduction of charges, suppression of damaging evidence at trial and pleas to less severe charges. We scour police reports, statements of informants and physical evidence for any grounds to have charges dropped. We look for violations of your rights and challenge the grounds for traffic stops that lead to drug charges. If your case goes to trial, we employ all means to point out reasonable doubt for the jury.

Insight and Experience to Reduce Charges and Consequences

The Law Office of Louis Schneider are insightful and determined when it comes to negotiating pleas and lesser consequences for clients facing drug charges:

One young man caught with considerable quantities of GHB, marijuana, cocaine and other controlled substances faced three high level drug trafficking charges, each carrying a possible sentence of 20 years to life in prison. Through our negotiations, he was sentenced to one mid level trafficking charge, serving 24 months in prison, with credit for time served.

A 16-year-old possessing three tiny bags of marijuana was charged with DUI and intent to distribute a controlled substance. We negotiated a plea to a nonspecific DUI charge, avoiding a drug conviction and the loss of federal student aid money for college. Our attorneys have represented adults and juveniles arrested for drug crimes in Clark County, including many UNLV students and visitors to Nevada. We offer a free confidential consultation to discuss your case. Contact us if you or a family member has been arrested for a drug crime.