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Las Vegas Weed Lawyer Describes Nevada Crime of Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Sell

Marijuana SellingSelling drugs is a serious crime in Nevada. It may surprise you to know that even intending to sell marijuana is a crime, too.

What should you do if you have been arrested for possession of marijuana with the intent to sell in Nevada? You should contact LV Criminal Defense right away to begin your defense. Proving a person’s intent to do something is a complex task that must meet certain legal requirements.

Your defense attorney will make sure that the prosecutor is not cutting any corners when it comes to proving intent to sell, which after all is the key to the Nevada crime of possession with intent to sell.

Like other felony crimes in Nevada, a conviction for possession with intent to sell is a felony that can follow you through life. You need aggressive and experienced defense to get the charges reduced, improper evidence thrown out, and possibly acquitted.

What is the legal definition of possession of marijuana with intent to sell in Nevada?

Possession has the same definition that it does in a simple possession case.

Intent to sell is more complicated. There are many ways the prosecutor will try to show that you intended to sell the marijuana, which is especially difficult if you did not, in fact, sell the drugs:

  • The amount of marijuana seized is unusually large or is an amount typically involved in sale;
  • The marijuana was found in a place where drug sales typically take place; or
  • The marijuana is portioned out and neatly packaged.

There are many explanations for these facts that do not include intent to sell, and your qualified Las Vegas marijuana defense lawyer will bring them all to the attention of the prosecutor in an effort to get the charges reduced.

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What is the sentence for possessing marijuana with the intent to sell it in Las Vegas?

Like other marijuana possession cases, the sentence will depend on how much cannabis was found and whether you have prior drug convictions.

Less than 100 pounds of marijuana

  • The first offense can result in 1 to 6 years in prison and $20,000 in fines;
  • The jail term increases for a second offense to 2 to 10 years; and
  • Third and later convictions for possessing marijuana with the intent to sell can mean up to 15 years in prison, on top of fines.
  • Amounts of marijuana between 100 pounds and 2,000 pounds can result in up to 5 years in a Nevada prison and $25,000 in fines;
  • Up to 10,000 pounds of marijuana can bring up to 20 years in prison and $50,000 in fines; and
  • Over 10,000 pounds of marijuana can bring up to a life sentence with the possibility of parole after five years. The fines are incredibly expensive at up to $200,000.

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If you have been arrested for selling marijuana, or possessing any other drug with the intent to sell, you have serious rights at stake and face the potential for stiff penalties and fines.

Contact LV Criminal Defense to begin protecting your rights today.

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