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Recent Posts in Drug Crimes Category

  • 4 Drug Possession Defenses

    One of the most common crimes committed in Reno and throughout Nevada is drug possession . A conviction for drug possession can result in serious criminal penalties, no matter the amount a person allegedly has in their possession. If you or a loved one has been arrested for drug possession, with the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer, there may be several legal defenses available that ...
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  • New Law on Marijuana Record Sealing Takes Effect

    On July 1, 2019, a criminal justice reform bill, referred to as the Nevada Second Chance Act, went into effect. This piece of legislation streamlines the process for having certain crimes wiped from a person’s record. Governor Steve Sisolak signed the measure into law in May of 2019, stating that this new statute would allow a better future for those who were convicted of a now-decriminalized ...
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  • Nevada Marijuana Law: What’s Legal, and What Isn’t?

    Recreational marijuana use was legalized in the state of Nevada in 2017. This decision regulated the sale of cannabis products in Nevada, allowing licensed dispensaries to sell such products (with much of the revenue contributing to state expenses) and consumers to use marijuana without penalty. The legalization of recreational marijuana gives consumers the authorization to use cannabis, free of ...
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  • Arrested on Vacation in Nevada?

    From enjoying the nightlife in Las Vegas to gambling in Reno or vacationing in Lake Tahoe, Nevada has plenty of fun activities to offer its visitors. Unfortunately, some tourists end up being arrested for criminal offenses, which means there is a significant possibility of having to travel back and forth from their home state or country back to Nevada. If you are a visitor in Reno or Nevada in ...
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  • Can I Get a NV DUI While Under the Influence of Cannabis?

    While recreational use of cannabis is considered legal for adults 21 years of age or older living or visiting Nevada, driving under the influence ( DUI ) of marijuana is still treated as a criminal offense that is subject to the same penalties as DUI of alcohol. According to state DUI laws, a person is deemed under the influence of cannabis if one of the following is true: The substance has ...
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  • Drug Trafficking vs. Distribution: Understanding Your Charges

    The language used to discuss drug crime charges can be confusing, and is often misunderstood. In order to build a proper defense, it is important to know exactly what your charges mean. Drug trafficking and drug distribution differ by a few key factors. If you’ve been charged with trafficking or distribution, contact a Reno drug crime attorney at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Stover. Our ...
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  • Is Marijuana Legal in Nevada?

    As of November 8, 2016, recreational and medicinal marijuana were legalized in Nevada. Recreational use is legal for consumers who are 21 years of age or older, though they are able to purchase only up to one ounce of cannabis at a time, or an eighth of an ounce of concentrate. Who is Allowed to Purchase Marijuana in Nevada? As previously mentioned, individuals who are 21 years of age or older can ...
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