Possession of Prescription Drugs
Millions of Americans have been prescribed and use drugs to treat their acute or chronic health conditions. However, the ubiquity and perceived safety of prescription drugs does not change the fact that they are still regulated by law as controlled substances.
Possession of prescription drugs without a valid prescription is a criminal offense in the State of Florida, even if these substances are possessed for personal use. Individuals can be charged with this offense even if they do possess a valid prescription. If you or a loved one has been charged with possession of a prescription drug, it is important that you do not say anything to the authorities until you have obtained legal counsel.
Possession of Prescription Drugs Lawyer in Broward County, FL
If you or a loved one have been accused of possessing a prescription drug or controlled substance without a valid prescription from a medical practitioner in the State of Florida, you must retain legal counsel immediately. The Hoffman Firm can assist with possession of prescription drugs charges in the State of Florida.
Evan A. Hoffman is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Fort Lauderdale who represents clients accused of drug offenses in Pompano Beach, Lauderhill, Coral Springs, Dania Beach, Plantation, and many nearby areas in Broward County. He can review your case and help you understand your legal options as soon as you call (954) 524-4474 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
Possession of Prescription Drugs in Florida Defenses
Individuals convicted of possessing a controlled substance without a valid medical prescription in the State of Florida face a third degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a 5000 dollar fine.
In many cases, however, individuals are erroneously charged with this offense after authorities have cracked down on so-called “pill mills” or medical practitioners who prescribe controlled substances in quantities that are not medically necessary. An individual may also be accused of this offense if they are caught in possession of a controlled substance they have been validly prescribed outside of its prescription bottle.
In these cases, your attorney may be able to argue before the court that your prescription was validly produced from a licensed medical practitioner and may be able to get the charges dropped. It is important that you retain legal counsel as soon as you are accused in order to maximize the efficacy of this defense.
The Hoffman Firm Lawyer for Possession of Prescription Drugs Charges in Fort Lauderdale
If you or a loved one has been charged with possession of prescription drugs or controlled substances without a valid prescription in the Fort Lauderdale area, you must retain legal counsel as soon as possible. The Hoffman Firm defends all cases related to prescription drug offenses in Broward County, including Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood, Hallandale Beach, and several other surrounding communities.
Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Evan A. Hoffman has experience handling these types of cases on both sides of the aisle as a former Assistant State Attorney for the Broward County State Attorney's Office. You can let him evaluate your case during a free initial consultation as soon as you call (954) 524-4474 or fill out an online contact form today.
Evan A. Hoffman
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