Orlando Prescription Drug Possession Lawyers
It may be a legal defense to have a valid prescription if you are charged with illegal possession of pharmaceutical drugs. Many different circumstances can turn charges of possession of prescription drugs into charges of prescription drug trafficking.
Our Orlando attorneys are here to help. A conviction of illegal possession of prescription drugs can lead to serious consequences. You need attorneys who are focused, knowledgeable and experienced with prescription drug charges. There are three classes of prescription drugs most commonly abused: opioids, central nervous system depressants, and stimulants.
Some of the most commonly abused opioids are:
- Oxycodone (OxyContin, Percodan, Percocet)
- Propoxyphene (Darvon)
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet)
- Hydromorphone (Dilaudid)
- Meperidine (Demerol)
- Diphenoxylate (Lomotil)
- Morphine (Cadian, Avinza, MS Contin)
- Fentanyl (Duragesic)
Some of the most commonly abused central nervous system depressants include:
- Mephobarbital (Mebaral)
- Pentobarbital sodium (Nembutal)
- Benzodiazepines (also referred to as tranquilizers)
- Diazepam (Valium)
- Chlordiazepoxide hydrochloride (Librium)
- Alprazolam (Xanax)
- Triazolam (Halcion)
- Estazolam (ProSom)
- Clonazepam (Klonopin)
- Lorazepam (Ativan)
Some of the most commonly abused stimulants include dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine and Adderall) and methylphenidate (Ritalin and Concerta).
As former prosecutors who have focused our entire careers on criminal justice matters, our lawyers can help you with every aspect of your criminal defense against illegal drug possession charges. Whether you are charged with prescription drug fraud, altering a prescription, or trafficking as a result of possessing large quantities, we can help.
An experienced criminal defense lawyer will negotiate with the prosecutor’s office to work toward reducing charges or identifying legal issues within your case. Judges, on some occasions, will offer sentences that are more lenient or use alternate sentencing methods like addiction counseling and other rehabilitative measures.