Any drug related offenses carry hefty penalties and punishments in Nevada. Read the information below to learn more about possession of prescription pills, its punishments and its defenses. 

WHAT CONSTITUTES POSSESSION OF PRESCRIPTION PILLS?

An individual can be charged with possession of prescription pill charges if he/she is in possession of medication without a prescription, engages in doctor shopping and even commits prescription fraud. 

PENALTIES FOR POSSESSION OF PRESCRIPTION PILL CHARGES:

For a first or second offense, you are guilty of a category E felony and will be punished:

  • A minimum of one year and a maximum of four years in a state prison.

You do have the possibility to avoid prison by entering into a drug education and rehabilitation program.

For a third or subsequent offense, you are guilty of a category D felony and will be punished:

  • A minimum of one year and a maximum of four years in a state prison; and
  • A potential fine of no more than $20,000. 

DEFENSES TO POSSESSION OF PRESCRIPTION PILL CHARGES IN LAS VEGAS:

  • Lack of knowledge. You can only be charged with possession of prescription pills if you were in actual possession of the pills. If you had no knowledge that the drugs were in your possession, you cannot be convicted. 

Because every case and situation is different, it is vital that you contact a qualified attorney. Adrian Lobo is an experienced Las Vegas criminal defense attorney who has dealt with several drug cases and has helped clients get the help and results they deserve. Contact Adrian Lobo today and schedule a consultation in order to discuss your drug charges.