Heroin is widely considered to be one of the most dangerous and addictive illicit drugs available in the world today. As heroin is so addictive and powerful, there is a persistent market for the drug both in Las Vegas, throughout the United States, and even globally.
As heroin is classified as a Schedule I drug, even simple possession charges can result in as much as 4 years in prison with costly financial penalties. Since other criminal charges can be issued simultaneously—such as those related to distribution, trafficking, cultivation, or intent to sell—the sentencing for a drug crime related to heroin can quickly add up to lengthy prison term. If any charges are tried on the federal level, the consequences are immeasurably more severe.
Many heroin offenders have been charged multiple times; this type of consistent arrest can also lead to extended prison terms. Although the penalties for heroin-related offenses can be disastrous for anyone who is convicted, there are a number of viable defense options available to the accused to pursue minimized penalties or lesser charges. A seasoned drug crime lawyer can help to build a strong case in your defense and should be consulted before anything else.
Okabe & Haushalter is a criminal defense firm that has supported the needs of clients throughout Las Vegas and surrounding areas for many years. Our accomplished firm of leading attorneys has represented many accused offenders in a variety of drug crimes like possession, distribution, and intent to sell. Our attorneys believe that while the law is relatively nonflexible in terms of drug crimes, there are many different strategies that can be employed in court to increase the likelihood for a favorable result. If a not guilty verdict is at all viable, be assured that Okabe & Haushalter will fight hard to provide the most compelling evidence in favor of your innocence.
Contact a Las Vegas drug defense attorney who understands heroin-related offenses!