Most people have used prescription drugs at some point in their life, be it to manage pain, beat illness, or treat the symptoms of a chronic condition. Without a prescription, however, many prescription drugs are regulated as harshly as other illegal drugs including marijuana, cocaine, and heroin, and possession without a valid prescription can lead to extremely harsh criminal penalties. Even if a person is using prescription drugs for medical purposes, without a valid prescription from a licenses physician, jail time and fines can result, along with a criminal record. If you or a loved one has been accused of possessing prescription drugs in Southfield it is crucial that you take action to protect against potentially life-altering penalties, which are very possible in misdemeanor and felony drug crime cases. With so much on the line, you need to work with the best possible drug crime defense lawyer, and should act fast to get an experienced defender on your side. Grabel & Associates is a renowned drug crime defense firm operating in Southfield and statewide, and our dedicated attorneys are available 24/7 for clients in time-sensitive drug possession cases. Call our free hotline or contact us online now for a free initial case analysis and learn more about prescription drug crime in Southfield and what you need to do to protect yourself after an investigation or arrest.
With nationally recognized trial lawyer Scott Grabel and the rest of our skilled lawyers and legal staff on your side, you can confidently battle back against even the harshest of drug crime charges. In prescription drug crime cases, the accused sometimes have a tendency to dismiss the charges, not realizing that the law treats prescription fraud and unlawful possession of prescription drugs as harshly as any other drug related offense. Our lawyers have seen the difference that hiring an attorney early on in your case can have, as for well over a decade we have been providing exceptional defense and stellar results to clients in misdemeanor and felony cases throughout the Southfield area and statewide.
Call or contact us online immediately to learn more about the steps you need to be taking in order to protect against the lasting damage a criminal conviction can cause. Our attorneys are ready now to begin fighting with you throughout every stage of your battle for justice.
There are numerous prescription drugs a person can be accused of unlawfully possessing, including:
These drugs, just like any other controlled substance, are divided into Schedules, with Schedule I and II substances carrying the most severe potential penalties, and Schedule 3, 4, and 5 following behind.
Possessing a fraudulent prescription or producing a fake prescription is also illegal, and can lead to similarly harsh penalties. No matter what type of prescription drug crime charge you or your loved one is facing, our lawyers are here to help. Contact the Southfield defense lawyers at Grabel & Associates now and start your fight against criminal conviction.
For Schedule I and II substances, like OxyContin, morphine, some forms of hydrocodone, and most opiates, possession can lead to up to life in prison and a fine of one million dollars, if the amount possessed is over 1 kg. For amounts between 450 g and 1 kg, up to 30 years imprisonment and a $500,000 fine is the maximum punishment. Amounts between 50 g and 450 g can lead to up to 20 years behind bars and a $250,000 fine. Any smaller amount could lead to 4 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. All these offenses are considered felonies.
For Schedule III and IV drugs, up to 2 years in prison and a $2,000 fine could result. Schedule V possession could lead to a year behind bars and a $2,000 fine. There are many specific laws dealing with individual prescription drugs, however, so it is important to speak with a lawyer concerning your unique case. Additionally, there are different penalties for possession with intent to sell or deliver, drug dealing and trafficking, and prescription fraud. Consult a Southfield defense lawyer to learn more.
You have the right to be viewed as innocent throughout your legal proceedings, and you should work with a lawyer who values that right. At Grabel & Associates, we don’t care if it takes more man-hours, complex legal work, and effort, we are willing to do whatever we can to get you the results you want. Contact us now for a free consultation and take the first step towards a custom defense approach for your prescription drug crime case.
Hiring a respected and experienced law firm like Grabel & Associates lets police and prosecutors know you take your freedom seriously and won’t be pushed around. Take action to make a statement in your case as soon as possible. Call 1-800-342-7896 or contact us online to get started.