Drug crime is an umbrella term used to refer to any criminal offense involving an illegal drug or controlled substance. There is, however, a lot of variation in the crimes that fall under this umbrella. For example, a drug crime could mean the possession of an ounce of marijuana or trafficking pounds of cocaine. This is where differences in penalties often originate: the type of drug involved. While other factors certainly play a part in the sentencing of drug-related crimes (such as the amount of the drug, the purpose of its possession, and the defendant’s prior criminal history), the type of drug plays an enormous role in the penalties a defendant may face.
In the state of Nevada, drugs are divided into separate categories that are known as “schedules.”
The five separate categories of drugs are explained below:
At Okabe & Haushalter, we can handle cases involving a wide range of drug types:
No matter the type of drug involved in your case, you can be confident knowing that are attorney is capable, efficient, and knowledgeable. If you would like to learn how we can help protect you, call us today! We have extensive experience that we can draw upon to help protect you.