Drug Manufacturing in Nevada

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Law enforcement officers throughout Nevada and the United States have placed an emphasis on arresting, prosecuting, and convicting drug offenders – especially those who are involved in the sale, manufacturing, or delivery of larger quantities of controlled substances. As a result, those who are changed with manufacturing a controlled substance, or with any other offense inherent to the trafficking of drugs, face very stiff penalties under Nevada law.

At Joey Gilbert Law, our Reno criminal defense attorneys know there is a lot on the line when charges of manufacturing or other sales or trafficking offenses have been filed. This is why we make it a point to diligently investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding an arrest and aggressively fight the government’s case from the moment a client reaches out to us.

Why Joey Gilbert Law?

  • Decades of combined criminal defense experience
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  • Personalized service and tailored defense strategies
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If you or someone you love has been charged with manufacturing a controlled substance or any other drug-related offense, contact Joey Gilbert Law for a FREE consultation.

Understanding Nevada Drug Crime Laws

Under Nevada state law, it is a criminal offense to knowingly manufacture, possess, sell, or deliver a large quantity of controlled substances. The law, which is referred to as trafficking, paints a broad brush when it comes to this serious offense. For example, it can encompass a number of different acts involved in the trafficking of drugs – manufacturing being one. It also applies to large quantities, which means a person who possesses a small quantity may not face elevated charges and could instead be charged with sales. Nevada clarifies the following weight thresholds to be charged with this offense as follows:

  • 4 grams of a Schedule I controlled substance
  • 28 grams of a Schedule II controlled substance

Nevada’s law against manufacturing and trafficking applies to Schedule I and II controlled substances only. These Schedules include a wide range of drugs known for their high potential for abuse, and include controlled substances such as ecstasy, PCP, heroin, meth, cocaine, anabolic steroids, hydrocodone, codeine, marijuana, and LSD, among many others. It also applies to flunitrazepam, or Rohypnol, and GHB.

Exploring Your Defense Strategies

The defense strategies available in your case will depend on the facts and circumstances surrounding your arrest. By thoroughly investigating the unique facts involved, our legal team can tailor defense strategies to your unique situation and to the allegations made by the government against you. These strategies may include challenging the amount of weight of a controlled substance alleged to be in your possession, challenging the assumption that the drugs belonged to you, and challenging the arrest and search procedures used by law enforcement, among others.

Discuss Your Case During a Free Consultation

Being charged with manufacturing, trafficking, or other serious felony drug crimes puts a lot on the line – including your financial well-being and your freedom. These crimes can carry harsh terms of imprisonment, and even more so if the case is turned over to the federal government. Because of this, it is critical to your case that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney from Joey Gilbert Law as soon as possible. Our legal team has extensive experience protecting the rights, freedoms, and futures of clients after they have been charged with drug crimes, and we are prepared to fight tenaciously on your behalf.

Discuss your case personally with a Reno defense lawyer from our firm during a free and confidential consultation. Contact Joey Gilbert Law today.

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  • Joey Gilbert Law did an outstanding job representing me. They aggressively pursued my case; they recovered a considerable sum; and I am grateful for their efforts.

    Beth S.

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