DRUG VIOLATIONS OVERVIEW
William Cole is a criminal attorney who defends persons accused of drug offenses in courts in El Dorado County, California, including South Lake Tahoe, California, Placer County, California, including Tahoe City, California, and Nevada County, California, including Truckee, California, as well as courts in Washoe County, Nevada, including Reno, Nevada and Incline Village, Nevada, Carson City, Nevada, and Douglas County, Nevada, including Stateline, Nevada and Minden, Nevada, as well as all Northern Nevada and Northern California courts.
The laws involving controlled substances are similar in both California and Nevada, however, there are some important differences. In California, possession of less than an ounce or less of marijuana is a citable offense, that is, you are given a citation but are not arrested. On the other hand, in Nevada, possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor and you can be arrested.
Both California and Nevada have approved the possession and cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes if the proper procedures are followed. Do not assume that a recommendation or prescription from one state will allow lawful possession or cultivation in the other state.
In both California and Nevada, possession of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine or ecstasy, etc. are felonies and you will be arrested if you are found to be in possession of any of these controlled substances. If convicted of a felony, you can be sent to state prison.
Non-citizens are especially susceptible to harsh penalties for drug crimes, including deportation. Being habitually addicted to alcohol or drugs can subject a non-citizen to deportation. For this reason, if you are a non-citizen, you need expert assistance in defending yourself against a drug crime. More than anyone else, a non-citizen should never involve themselves with drugs because of the likelihood of deportation.
William Cole is a criminal lawyer who defends persons accused of drug offenses in courts in South Lake Tahoe, California, Tahoe City, California, Truckee, California, as well as in courts in Reno, Nevada, Carson City, Nevada, Incline Village, Nevada, Stateline, Nevada, and Minden, Nevada.
The law offices of William Cole welcomes inquiries and understands your concerns and questions concerning your case. The initial consultation is free and with no obligation. Attorney William Cole and his staff are happy to provide you with straight talk concerning your case.
If you are charged with a drug related crime in South Lake Tahoe, California, Tahoe City, California, or Truckee, California, Reno, Nevada, Carson City, Nevada, Incline Village, Nevada, Stateline, Nevada, or Minden, Nevada, you may contact the law office of William Cole at our toll-free number, (866) 301-0768.