Some of the penalties upon conviction include:
- 4-year felony for possession of fewer than 50 grams
- 20-year felony for possession of 50 – 450 grams
- 30-year felony for possession of 450 – 1000 grams
- Life-sentence felony for possession of 1,000 grams or more
If you have been arrested for a prescription drug offense, an experienced attorney can investigate whether or not law enforcement properly collected evidence and determine if your fourth amendment rights were violated with an unreasonable search and seizure.
In addition to possession, you might also be dealing with other prescription pill charges, such as fraudulently obtaining a prescription, falsified prescriptions, selling prescription drugs, or the distribution of prescription drugs. Generally speaking, the punishments associated with a guilty verdict will be determined by the nature of the offense as well as any previous criminal convictions on your record.