Although many people tend to associate drug crimes with illicit narcotics such as methamphetamine, heroin and other street drugs, the fact is that prescriptions drugs account for a large percentage of illegal drug crime activity. America is a nation that consumes an overwhelming majority of the world's prescription drugs and as a result, prescription drug crimes are rampant. Florida also plays host to its fair share of prescription drug offenses, and there has been ample scrutiny targeting illicit operations, pill mills and pain clinics throughout the state.
If you or loved one has recently been charged with a drug crime involving a prescription medication, you need legal representation. With prescription drug related deaths on the rise throughout Florida and the United States and powerful medications fueling the devastating epidemic, local and federal law enforcement agencies have increased their efforts to increase arrests and convictions. As a result, anyone who stands accused of these serious allegations requires bold, experienced and proven advocates on their side of the legal arena.
There are a number of prescription drug crimes that Florida enforces. From simple possession to unlawful sale, these crimes are treated just as seriously, if not more so, than those that involve street narcotics.
Some common examples of prescription drug crime charges include:
All of these charges pose serious criminal penalties, including fines and terms of imprisonment. Prescription fraud, which consists of the use of misrepresentation or fraudulent acts to obtain a prescription medication, is considered a very serious allegation. It is often committed by altering or forging prescription slips.
Some of the prescription medications commonly involved in these crimes are:
Whatever your particular charge may be and whatever prescription medication may be involved, it must be stressed that these are serious criminal offenses. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has reported that nearly 7 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, a statistic that signifies an alarming problem that must be addressed. Prescription drugs have a high potential for abuse and widespread harm in communities, and organizations such as the DEA have made it known that they will come done hard on those who commit prescription drug crimes.
At the Law Offices of Richard Tendler, you will receive the personalized attention you deserve and the experienced representation you require. We know that these are serious allegations and we work tirelessly to mitigate the repercussions you face. Prepared to fight for dismissed or reduced charges and for alternative sentencing options, my firm is here to help. Looking for an attorney for a criminal case in West Palm Beach? Contact a West Palm Beach drug lawyer to discuss your case.