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Drug Trafficking & Manufacturing Charges in NV

Reno Drug Crime Attorney

Drug trafficking and manufacturing are among the most severely punished crimes in Nevada. Our Reno drug crime attorney at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover can skillfully defend your case, protect your rights, and work to defend your freedoms as well.

Everyone in the U.S. is considered innocent until proven guilty according to our legal system. Our Reno criminal defense attorney has more than 20 years of experience in Nevada's criminal justice system. As a former prosecutor, our attorney understands common tactics the prosecution may use, and can use this information for your benefit.

Regardless of your situation, we find the strategy that works best for your case. Contact the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover today.

Penalties for Manufacturing & Trafficking Drugs in Reno

If you are charged with manufacture or cultivation of drugs, you risk forfeiture of your house, along with prison time. In many cases, the police will charge you with trafficking because the penalties for the crime are higher and probation is not allowed.

Penalties for trafficking of Schedule I and Schedule II drugs range between one year to life in prison and fines of up to $250,000, depending on how much of the drug was found in your possession. The amounts required for a trafficking charge for these drugs are anywhere between 4 grams and 400 grams, depending on the drug in question.

  • Schedule I and Schedule II drugs include:
  • Hydrocodone
  • Ecstasy
  • Heroin
  • Crack
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine

Penalties for trafficking of marijuana are less severe, ranging from one year to 15 years in prison and fines of up to $50,000. The amounts for a trafficking charge range between one ounce and more than 10,000 pounds.

As your criminal defense attorney in Reno, we press toward minimizing the damage your charges can do to your future. We investigate the evidence against you and look for significant issues regarding the arresting police officer's conduct during the search for and seizure of the drugs. This can include asking whether there was a search warrant or the officer received your consent to search your property. We also look at issues of undercover officers and confidential informants. Our diligence as a criminal defense team has earned our attorney an AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell®.

Free Criminal Defense Consultations Available in Reno

In addition to our Martindale-Hubbell® rating, we have earned many prestigious awards and distinctions for our criminal defense representation in Reno. These include the Client Distinction Award by Martindale-Hubbell® and the "Premier 100" by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys.

Find out how our attorney can work for you by calling our Reno criminal defense team at (775) 502-1575. Ask about scheduling a free consultation.