Trying to find a walk-in pain clinic or a doctor who will increase or extend the prescription is often a medical necessity, not a crime. When facing aggressive prosecution for pain medication, you need an experienced drug attorney on your side.
In Florida, it is illegal for anyone to possess a prescription medication without a valid prescription from a medical professional. Many prescription medications are classified as controlled dangerous substances, or CDS. Prohibited substances that also fall into the CDS category include drugs such as cocaine and heroin. While prescription drugs are legal to possess with a valid prescription, abusing prescription drugs can lead to the similarly severe criminal punishments associated with street narcotics.
Criminal charges for prescription drugs are serious and can have a life-altering impact. If you have been charged with a crime for possession, abuse or sale of prescription drugs, you should speak with a criminal defense attorney immediately. Together, you and your attorney will look at the facts of your case and create a strong defense to your prescription drug charges. In some cases, you may be eligible for participation in a diversion program, which can lead to your charges being dismissed upon completion.
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