Florida has some of the strictest laws against illegal drug possession, manufacturing and distribution. Among illegal drug use is the abuse of prescription drugs. If you think that you are safe from criminal charges because you have a prescription, think again. Just having a prescription does not exempt you from being arrested. You can still be charged with a prescription drug offense.
Having possession of a prescription drug without a valid prescription can range anywhere from a misdemeanor to a felony. That is why it is so important that you obtain a Fort Lauderdale prescription drug offense attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you can hire a competent and experienced attorney, the better your chances are of preventing court action.
At The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A., I have an in-depth knowledge of Florida drug laws and extensive criminal defense experience. I can help effectively defend you against any prescription drug charges.
Illegal Possession Of Prescription Drugs
The seriousness of a prescription drug crime cannot be understated. Just because a drug is a non-narcotic (such as meth, crack or cocaine), possession without a valid prescription is a crime. They can range from a misdemeanor to a felony charge. For example, if you do not have a valid prescription, a conviction in possessing these drugs can result in a two-year driver’s license suspension.
Prescription drugs can include:
- Oxycodone (OxyContin)
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
Don’t Wait To Take Action
Talk to a skilled lawyer about your prescription drug crimes case today. Contact The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, P.A., toll free at 866-435-4172, during business hours and 954-703-4207 after hours. Consultations are always free and confidential.
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