Reno Drug Possession Defense Attorney

Reno Criminal Defense Law Firm 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 defending a wide variety of drug charges; no matter what 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 and are prepared to do whatever it takes to help you achieve the best outcome possible.

There are many reasons why our firm is the right choice for your criminal defense needs:

  • Former prosecutors and DAs on staff with decades of legal insight
  • We’ve earned Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating for integrity and skill
  • We offer services in English and Spanish for clients throughout Nevada

Discuss your case with our lawyers—call (775) 284-8888 or contact us online so we can begin building your 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 unique circumstances 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. Your initial case evaluation is free.

Handling Drug Trafficking Charges for Clients Throughout Nevada

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, or 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 an experienced Reno criminal defense attorney at Fahrendorf, Viloria, Oliphant & Oster L.L.P.

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