Whether you are a student picked up for possession of marijuana or an adult charged with drug trafficking, you need to know that authorities take drug charges very seriously.
Conviction on drug charges can result in stiff fines and years of incarceration. A conviction on your record for even a minor offense can make it difficult to get a job or a place to live. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, lawyers, stockbrokers and other professionals may lose their license to practice their profession and earn a living if convicted of a drug crime.
The attorneys of Bellon & Maningo, Ltd., in Las Vegas represent clients facing the full range of drug charges, from possession of drug paraphernalia to federal drug trafficking charges. They defend clients charged with possession and sale of marijuana, cocaine, meth and prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Oxycodone, Vicodin and other narcotics
Consequences for drug crimes depend on the type and amount of the drug. It doesn’t take much to elevate a drug trafficking charge to an extremely serious offense. Conviction for high-level drug trafficking — 28 grams or more — has a potential life sentence.
Because the consequences of conviction are so brutal, the lawyers of Bellon & Maningo aggressively defend clients charged with drug crimes. They always examine whether the evidence against you was obtained legally. If not, they will file a motion to suppress the evidence obtained through an illegal search and seizure, so it cannot be used against you.
Bellon & Maningo often argues that their client was merely present, not in possession of the drugs. When the charges involve trafficking, they may contend that the drugs were for personal use, not for sale. They will study the facts of your case and develop a defense aimed at minimizing the immediate and long-term negative consequences to you.