Marijuana Offenses

The system and society make you out to be a depraved criminal when you are found in possession of a controlled substance. They don’t think twice about your life and what led to your arrest. You may have suffered an injury and were prescribed opioids for the pain, but then cut off by your doctor with no help getting off the drug. You may have grown up selling drugs to help your family, or you may have just needed to take the edge off. The Law Office of Calvert & Hubach considers all of these scenarios and provides representation without judgment.

What you should know about Marijuana legalization.

The legalization of Marijuana does not repeal every drug charge associated with it. The law stipulates that adults over the age of 21 may only possess up to one ounce of marijuana flower, or 1/8th of an ounce of marijuana concentrate.

The penalty for possession of over one ounce of marijuana is a felony and the potential penalty depends on the charge with which you are ultimately convicted. The potential charges for possession of over one ounce of marijuana that you may face are simple possession, possession for sale, transporting marijuana, and trafficking in marijuana.

In Nevada, marijuana is now defined as all parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not, the seeds thereof, the resin extracted from any part of the plant, and every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds, or resin.

Marijuana does not, however, include,

  • Mature stems of the plant
  • Fiber produced from the stems
  • Oil or Cake made from the seeds of the plant

With heavily detailed stipulations on the legal use of marijuana (including the medical use of marijuana), it is best to consult with an attorney if charged with a crime relating to marijuana.

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Traveling Through Nevada With Marijuana.

Most of our marijuana clients are only passing through Nevada. They often come from all over the United States and many times from foreign countries as well. As a result, we have acquired a lot of experience with out-of-state clients and representing their case in an effort to minimize the inconvenience of having to travel back to Nevada. In some cases, the client never even has to return.

Of particular interest to those traveling with marijuana through Nevada is that the Northern Nevada Interagency Criminal Enforcement Team has been formed with federal grant money to specifically look for persons transporting marijuana and/or large amounts of money.  The "Team" conducts traffic stops based solely on the profile of the vehicle having non-Nevada license plates and traveling on a major Northern Nevada traffic artery (i.e. Interstate 80, Route 395 and Route 50). The Team also obtains certain information about Amtrak travelers and then conducts knock-and-talks on those persons when their train stops in Nevada.

If you or a friend have already been arrested, then you have experienced the "Team’s" investigation techniques which led to your arrest.  We at Calvert & Hubach, LLC know all of these techniques and more. We use our 60 years of combined legal experience to pick apart those law enforcement techniques.  We work for you to get the marijuana thrown out, to get the case dismissed or, we turn multiple felony charges into a misdemeanor. But in no case, have we ever had one of our marijuana clients go to jail.

Whether you have been charged with a crime regarding Marijuana or another drug, we have the experience and skills to help you. Give us a call.

Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys Serving Reno, Nevada

If you have been charged with possession, illegal use, or intent to distribute drugs, we can help. Whether it’s with marijuana, heroine, or designer drugs, we have the experience to represent you in court and aggressively defend your rights and freedom. Time is of the essence when your freedom is at stake. Don’t wait to get help. Call us today.