Possession of Prescription Drugs
Drug Possession Lawyers in Michigan Advocating on Your Behalf
Prescription drugs, although considered a controlled substance, are not your typical street drugs. Even though certain controlled substances are safe and have legal and therapeutic uses, possessing them without a valid prescription can be a felony.
Possession of Prescription Drug Charge
If you are in possession of a prescription drug and don’t have a valid prescription in your own name to show a police officer, you may be charged with this crime.
Common prescription drugs include Valium, Xanax, Methadone, OxyContin, Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Demerol, and Dilaudid. If you are found with any of the above drugs on your possession, you could face serious criminal penalties. Also, because this crime can be a felony if the prescription drug is a narcotic, such as Vicodin, you could also lose the right to vote, own a firearm, or face other serious life consequences. It is imperative to retain a skilled drug possession attorney in Michigan to avoid these penalties.
Possession of Prescription Drug Penalties
If you are found in possession of a Schedule I or Schedule II drug, you could face:
- Possession of 1,000 grams or more is a felony and can result in a life sentence.
- Possession between 450 – 1000 grams is a 30-year felony.
- Possession between 50 – 450 grams is a 20-year felony.
- Possession of less than 50 grams is a 4-year felony.
Possession of Prescription Drug Defense
Defending your prescription drug charge will typically focus on whether or not the police properly gathered the evidence they plan to use in the case against you. Evidence obtained by the police in violation of your Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizures, no matter how persuasive, will not be admissible in court and will most likely result in your case being dismissed.
For example, if the police don’t obtain a search warrant properly, the search of you or your belongings will be invalid. Or, if the police lack probable cause to search you in the first place, the search will also be considered illegal.
It is imperative that you contact the Law Offices of Barton Morris, for an immediate consultation to find out more about your possession of a controlled substance without a prescription charge.
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