Prescription Drug Crimes Attorneys in Michigan
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Possessing a prescription drug without a valid prescription may result in a felony charge. Additionally, if that drug is also classified as a narcotic, you may be facing long-term consequences. If you have been charged with possession of a prescription drug, prescription fraud, or another prescription pill-related offense, you should seek counsel from an experienced Michigan drug crimes attorney. An attorney will help you understand the charges brought against you as well as what your legal options are.
Different Types of Prescription-Related Drug Charges
One of the most common prescription-related drug charges is possession of a prescription drug without a valid prescription. If you have a prescription drug, are stopped by law enforcement, and are unable to show them a prescription in your name for that drug, you may be charged. If you are found guilty of possession of a prescription drug that is also a Schedule I or Schedule II drug, sentencing can be incredibly severe. Some common Schedule I and Schedule II prescription drugs are OxyContin, Dilaudid, Vicodin, and Demerol.
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.
Were You Charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription?
If you are facing prescription pill charges, it’s imperative that you speak with an attorney who is familiar with state and federal drug laws and who has experience going to trial. The Law Offices of Barton Morris is dedicated to providing clients with aggressive defense strategies, and our prescription drug crimes attorneys in Michigan are respected members of the legal community. We always take the time to understand the subtleties and nuances of every case, enabling us to structure a defense in which you feel confident. With over 20 years of experience behind us, we are prepared to put our know-how to work for you.
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