Prescription Drugs

The illegal possession and trafficking of prescription drugs is a sector of drug enforcement law that has been growing quickly in recent years. Trafficking is usually understood to mean trading in illegal drugs. Under Florida statute, that term is not defined, leaving a gray area for ambitious prosecutors to charge those with even a very small amount of prescription medication with trafficking. Even if you have only several pills of a controlled substance, you can be charged with drug trafficking. It's critical to work with an experienced Ocala defense lawyer who will work hard on your behalf — such as an attorney from the respected firm of Dunham & Ingram, LLC.

Common Prescription Drug Charges And Penalties

Trafficking in prescription medication carries with it lengthy prison sentences and hefty fines. Having just five oxycodone pills in your possession may result in a mandatory jail sentence of three years, while those found with more pills could face up to 25 years. Some other prescription drugs that are prosecuted under the category of trafficking are Vicodin, opium, Valium, amphetamines and Ritalin.

Defense Against Prescription Fraud In Gainesville

Prescription fraud occurs when forgery, misrepresentation or counterfeiting is used to illegally procure prescription drugs. This may be done for personal use or to distribute or sell these drugs to other people. Prescription fraud is usual accomplished by stealing, altering or creating fake/counterfeit blank prescription slips. Other crimes having to do with prescription drugs are selling one's own legal prescription or distributing it to other people and illegally manufacturing prescription drugs.

Get Powerful Advocacy From Dunham & Ingram, LLC

If you have been charged with a drug crime, you should contact a prescription drug defense attorney as soon as possible. If you have questions or concerns about your situation and how a dedicated criminal defense attorney can help, don't hesitate to call us at 352-433-1107 or contact us via our online form.