Possession of drugs is one of the more serious offenses you can be charged with in Las Vegas, but is still very common. As tourists and residents come to Sin City to party and play, drugs may be on the menu for weekends or vacations. This serious charge carries with it a large range of punishments ranging from fines or lengthy prison sentences.
Brooks Brothers Bail Bonds provide drug possession bail bonds for individuals arrested for possession of controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, or Ecstasy. The legal definition of drug possession, or possession of a controlled substance in Nevada is “unlawful possession not for purpose of sale.” In Las Vegas it is when a person “knowingly or intentionally possesses a controlled substance,” this is of course unless they have a lawful prescription. After being arrested for drug possession in Las Vegas there will be a hearing where the judge will set a bail amount. Should the defendant be unable to pay the total bail they can either remain in custody or obtain a drug possession bail bond for a percentage of the total cost of bail from a professional bail bondsmen such as those here at Brooks Brothers Bail Bonds.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for deliberately owning or having control over drugs that you do not plan to distribute or sell in Las Vegas, Henderson, or Southern Nevada, the arrested will likely be taken to the nearest jail and booked on charges of drug possession or possession of a controlled substance. The arresting officer will weigh, document and identify the types of drugs or narcotics in possession and arrest anyone determined to be in possession.
In Nevada there are three types of narcotic possession. Actual possession is when someone physically keeps narcotics on their person. Constructive possession occurs when narcotics are stored in a location he or she has control over. And joint possession simply refers to two or more people sharing control or ownership over the same narcotics, even if one person doesn’t necessarily know about the narcotics. Regardless of where they are found, possession of a controlled substance is a very serious charge in Las Vegas.
Should you or a loved one be arrested for drug possession in Las Vegas a preliminary hearing will be arranged and a bail amount set to guarantee a return to court for his or her trial. Typically, a defendant cannot afford to pay the entire amount of the bond. This is when Brooks Brothers Bail Bonds can help. By paying just a small percentage of the total, our professional bail bondsmen will arrange a release from jail, very similarly as if the entire bail amount were posted.
Regardless of whether a full bail amount is paid or a bail bondsmen posts on a considerably lesser percentage of the total bail cost, the defendant must still return for their appointed court date. It is not uncommon that for tourists arrested on drug possession charges in Las Vegas, a larger bail be placed to ensure their return to court.
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