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Prescription Drug Charges

Our Attorneys Understand Florida's Laws

Prescription drug charges in Florida can be very confusing. That's because such drugs are often legal in many cases for many reasons. But don't simply assume that a judge or prosecutor will be sympathetic to your concerns and automatically dismiss your charges. You need to take your arrest just as seriously as any other drug charge in Florida. You need an experienced prescription drug charge lawyer.

We know this because Aguilar & Sieron law firm has been aggressively investigating these complicated cases on behalf of clients for decades in Northern Florida. Attorney Mark Sieron in particular has a well-earned reputation for being a thorough, professional, results-oriented lawyer.

A former prosecutor, who has been widely  recognized by his peers and judges alike, Mark Sieron knows how the legal system works from the inside. That's why he has such a long and consistent track record of success. That's why he's eager to work with you. Our law firm can be reached 24 hours a day. Contact us and schedule your appointment right now.

Which prescription drugs carry criminal charges?

Any prescription drug can result in a criminal charge in Florida if the person purchasing or selling the medication did not follow state or federal laws governing pharmaceuticals. Some of the most common prescription drugs people are arrested for include the following powerful painkillers and other controlled substances:

  • Codeine
  • Fentanyl
  • Oxycontin
  • Oxycodone
  • Percocet
  • Vicodin
  • Xanax

Many other legal, pharmaceutical drugs can result in criminal charges. That's why it's important that you reach out and contact our law firm as soon as possible after your arrest.

What are common prescription drug charges?

The most common reason why people face criminal charges involving prescription drugs in Florida is possession of such medications without a prescription. The illegal sale of such narcotics also often results in criminal charges being filed against individuals. Specific charges include:

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Illegal sale of a controlled substance
  • Drug trafficking

Penalties for prescription drug charge convictions

Like many of Florida's other drug laws, penalties for criminal charges involving prescription drugs largely depend on the number of pills the person has in their possession at the time of their arrest. Penalties include:

Illegal possession of prescription drugs

  • Third degree felony
  • Up to $5,000 fine
  • Up to 5 years of probation
  • Up to 5 years in prison

Trafficking of prescription drugs

  • First degree felony
  • Up to $10,000 fine
  • Up to 30 years of probation
  • Up to 30 years in prison

A drug conviction can change your life forever. Make sure you take your case seriously right from the start. Make sure you contact us.

Your Legal Options

Most people facing prescription drug charges need help with addiction-related issues. That's why we advocate for a medical approach to such cases, rather than treating people as criminals. As your attorney, we can work with you and help you try to get the assistance you need to move forward with your life.

We also understand that a drug conviction can have a very serious impact on many peoples' lives. Not just yours, but the lives of your family, friends and loved ones. That's why we take such a comprehensive approach to handling such complex cases.

As your attorney, we can address your legal issues in a variety of ways:

  • Request to have your charges dismissed
  • Enroll you in a drug treatment program
  • Have you evaluated for, and placed in, the Drug Court program
  • Examine your arrest report and other discovery for inconsistencies
  • Take the sworn testimony of the police officers in your case
  • Appear for you in court
  • Take your case to trial, if necessary

You have legal options. You're not alone. Simply contact our law firm and schedule an appointment today. We're here for you and want to help you through this difficult time in your life. Aguilar & Sieron - we're on your side.