If you have been arrested in Las Vegas for any drug crime, you need to contact our attorneys immediately. Even though marijuana was legalized in Las Vegas for recreational use in 2018, there are still a lot of ways you can get into serious trouble with it. You also have to realize that just because weed is legal doesn’t mean any other drugs are, and if you have anything like cocaine, crack, heroin, meth or any other illegal substance on you, then there is a good chance that you are going to be facing jail time. Las Vegas law enforcement takes drug crimes very seriously, and even though we are known as a “party city,” people get arrested for possessing, selling and using illegal drugs every day. If you find yourself in this situation you need to remember a very simple line that you will say over and over again to the police or anyone else who asks you any questions, “I am not answering questions without my lawyers present.” Do not add any additional words or comments. Answer no questions and make no statements. Anything you say can and will be used against you in court, and by not answering their questions you ARE NOT making the situation worse for yourself.
So you made a mistake, or maybe you are completely innocent of the charges that have been brought against you. Either way, you have the right to a fair trial that will present your information for consideration by the judge and jury. You also have the right to be assured that your arrest and investigation followed the law. There are many cases that can be dismissed if it is found that the investigators and police did not follow proper procedures leading up to your arrest. Even if you are guilty of the crime, they must follow proper procedures gathering evidence for your arrest. They also must follow proper procedures after you have been arrested. If these procedures are not followed completely, there is a good chance that we can get the case thrown out. That’s what we do.
A seasoned Las Vegas drug crime attorney is going to understand how the rules can be used to either minimize the amount of punishment you receive, or get the entire charge against you dismissed. This is a very specialized practice of law, and should not be trusted to lawyers who have no experience in this area. The ramifications for making the wrong choice aren’t that you might not get as much money in a settlement, the potential outcome is prison or some other life-changing punishment. It is your right to fight for the least amount of punishment for any crime that you did commit, and to be let free if you are innocent. It is going to take a criminal lawyer who knows the laws in Las Vegas, as well as the procedures that law enforcement must follow, to get you the lightest sentence possible. That’s what we do.
It is your right to have the best criminal defense available when you are accused of a crime, and it is your right to be assured that all of the procedures that brought you to this point were followed correctly. It is your right to fight for the most lenient sentence possible if you are convicted of that crime, and it is your right no have your case dismissed if the rules were not followed by the police when they arrested you. The courts are not on your side, the public defender doesn’t have time to give you the attention you deserve, and the judge is going to see you as just another person who broke the law. We can prepare for you, fight for you and make sure that the judge and jury knows that you are already sorry for anything you might have actually done. We are going to get you the most lenient sentence possible, and in many cases we are going to be able to get your case dismissed completely. That’s what we do.
If you or a loved one has been arrested on a drug charge, call us immediately. It might be Las Vegas, but this isn’t the time to gamble.
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