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Prescription Drug Crimes in Florida

Ocala Drug Defense Attorney

The illegal possession and trafficking of prescription drugs is a sector of drug enforcement that has been growing quickly in recent years. Trafficking is usually understood to mean trading in illegal drugs. Under Florida statute that term is not defined, leaving a gray area for ambitious prosecutors to charge those with an even a very small amount of prescription medication with trafficking. Even if you have only several pills of a controlled substance you can be charged with drug trafficking.

Common Prescription Drug Charges and Penalties

Trafficking in prescription medication carries with it lengthy prison sentences and hefty fines. Having five oxycodone pills (4.26 grams) in your possession may result in a mandatory jail sentence of three years minimum, with larger amounts ending up with sentences of up to 25 years. Some other prescription drugs that are prosecuted under the category of trafficking are Vicodin, opium, Valium, amphetamines and Ritalin.

Defense Against Prescription Fraud in Marion County

Prescription fraud occurs when forgery, misrepresentation or counterfeiting is used to illegally procure prescription drugs. This may be done for personal use or to distribute or sell these drugs to other individuals. Prescription fraud is usual accomplished by stealing, altering or creating fake/counterfeit blank prescription slips. Other crimes having to do with prescription drugs are selling one's own legal prescription or distributing it to other people and illegally manufacturing prescription drugs.

Get Powerful Advocacy from Dunham & Ingram LLC

If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is vital you contact an attorney from Dunham & Ingram LLC as soon as possible. If you have questions or concerns about your situation and how a dedicated criminal defense attorney can help, contact an Ocala drug lawyer at our firm today and take advantage of my firm's free case evaluation.

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