Painkillers After an Accident Can Get You Arrested?
Have you ever been injured in an accident and were given a prescription for Hydrocodone, Oxycontin, Darvocet, or Percocet or any another pain killer? You are in incredible pain, and dutifully take your prescription to alleviate the pain you are feeling. You have tried therapy, physical rehabilitation, massage, and other alternatives. But the only thing that seems to help you with your pain is taking your painkillers. After a while, your physician refuses to give you more prescriptions and you just don’t know what to do with your pain. The pain is so unbearable you decide to break the law and fraudulently fill out or call in a prescription to a local pharmacy such as CVS or Walgreens located in Orlando or anywhere else in the State of Florida. You may also buy or borrow another friend’s controlled substances without a prescription.
In either case, you are unfortunately detained by police who investigate and charge you with possession of controlled substance without a prescription or obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. In Central Florida, and more specifically in the communities of Orlando, Sanford, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, or Clermont the prosecutors may charge you with trafficking of a controlled substance based on the number or weight of the pills even though you had no intent on selling the drugs. Taking Hydrocodone, Darvocet, Percocet, or other painkillers without prescription or fraudulently obtaining these drugs to deal with your pain is illegal. Most cases are felony charges with serious consequences such as drug counseling, probation, community service hours, classes, steep fines, court costs, and in some cases jail or prison.
Hiring an experienced criminal drug attorney can be a critical decision in the effective outcome your case. If it is your first time controlled substance or drug offense you may be eligible for drug court, diversion, or intervention where your charges can be dropped if you complete the aforementioned programs and/or requirements.
Have You Been Charged With Illegal Possession of Pain Killers?
If you’ve been charged with illegal drug possession or possession of a pain killer such as Hydrocodone, Darvocet, Percocet, or Oxycontin. Know your rights. Meet an experienced attorney today. The consultation is free and we will discuss your legal rights and any strategies that we may employ to help with you through this horrible ordeal.
On the Wrong Side of the Law?
On the wrong side of the law, contact an Orlando criminal attorney at the Umansky law firm for an immediate consultation regarding your legal rights. Our law firm has experience handling Orlando DUI/DWI cases, prostitution defense, drug crimes, and many other Florida criminal charges. Put our experience to work for you. Please call today or contact us to discuss your case.