Florida residents of all ages depend on prescription drugs for their health. However, prescription drugs are also heavily regulated and if a person is arrested and accused of unlawful prescription drug possession, a conviction could result in serious punishments. Due to the prevalence and wide variety of prescription drugs available, it is not uncommon for Florida residents to be accused of illegal prescription drug possession inappropriately. With a well organized criminal defense, these individuals are often able to get their charges dropped or dismissed.
Prescription drug possession charges in Florida typically involve hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxycontin and/or vicodin. Other drugs people are arrested for include percocet, codeine, xanax and adderall. Believe it or not, people are even arrested for illegal viagra possession.
At Ian F. Mann, PA, we know how serious a prescription drug charge can be. Like any drug allegation, these charges can result in stiff fines, community service and/or even jail time for those who are convicted of the crimes. That said, we also know that, with a well-organized criminal defense, accused individuals can — in many cases — reduce their chances of getting convicted and/or reduce their end punishments in the event of conviction.
Every prescription drug possession case is unique, depending on the individual facts and circumstance of the case. If you or your loved on has been accused of such a crime in Florida, a criminal defense attorney may be able to help. In some cases, the defense against such crimes is as simple as showing proof of a doctor’s prescription. In other situations, the defense may be more complex. Sometimes, a plea agreement to admit guilt in exchange for avoiding jail time to get other sentencing concessions may be appropriate.