Reno Drug Possession Defense Attorneys

Reno Criminal Defense Lawyers with 100+ Years of Experience

If you have been accused of drug possession in northern Nevada, the Reno criminal defense attorneys at Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster L.L.P. are prepared to protect your rights. We have experience with a wide variety of drug charges; whatever accusations you are facing, our law firm will help you build an effective defense.

Our attorneys are renowned for our skill and experience in the courtroom:

  • Former prosecutors and DAs on staff
  • Decades of experience in criminal law
  • Highest possible rating for integrity and skill
  • Handling English and Spanish cases throughout Nevada

Discuss your case with our lawyers—call (775) 284-8888 or contact us online so we can develop a defense as quickly as possible.

Diversion Programs for Northern Nevada Drug Crimes

In northern Nevada, drug possession can be charged by the prosecutor as possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, and/or drug trafficking—the exact charges will depend on the facts of your case. In many instances, a first-offense possession of a controlled substance can be dismissed if a person successfully completes drug court, veterans court, and/or a diversion program administered by the specialty court.

Diversion programs are programs designed to help offenders avoid a criminal record. Rather than face jail time or massive fines, defendants may attend education classes, complete community service, or simply stay sober for a specific period of time. Only certain defendants qualify for diversion programs—call us today to find out if you qualify.

Handling Drug Trafficking Charges

A person charged with drug trafficking is not eligible for the diversion program through the specialty court. In most cases, if a person has more than 4 grams of a Schedule I substance, such as cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, and mushrooms, the prosecutor will charge trafficking. You must have more than 100 pounds of marijuana to be charged with trafficking.

If you are charged with drug possession and need to determine if you are eligible for drug court, veterans court or a 453/458 diversion program, you should consult with experienced Reno criminal defense attorneys at Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster L.L.P.

Contact us online or call (775) 284-8888 for a free & confidential consultation.