Prescription Drug Crimes
Prescription drug arrests are on the rise in Georgia as law enforcement looks for ways to crack down on the improper use of these substances by college students and other parts of the population. Widespread prescription drug use is now seen as an epidemic in Georgia. As a result, illegal possession of prescription drugs is being aggressively pursued by police officers and prosecutors.Georgia Ritalin, Lortab and OxyContin Defense Attorneys
The need for criminal defense representation in prescription drug crimes cases is critical. Have you been accused of a drug crime involving the illegal use, possession or distribution of prescription medication such as Ritalin, Lortab or OxyContin? Call 706-208-1514, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today.Every Situation Demands Comprehensive Case Analysis
Our Athens prescription drug crime attorneys handle cases involving University of Georgia college students, staff and people throughout the community who have been arrested with:
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs: Ritalin, Adderall, Strattera
- Pain medications: OxyContin (Oxycodone), Lortab, Vicodin, Percocet
- Sleeping pills: Ambien, Halcion, Lunesta
You must have a valid prescription made out to you to possess these drugs legally. If you are found trying to fill someone else’s prescription or you are caught with a prescription drug on you or on your property without a valid prescription, felony criminal charges can result. Even if you are caught using a fake prescription pad or a stolen pad, charges can follow. Depending on the drug you may be subject to different levels of harsh penalties such as jail, fines, probation, suspension or even expulsion from school.
Additionally if you are taking any of these drugs while driving, you could find yourself facing a charge for DUI (Driving Under the Influence of Drugs). Even if you have a lawful prescription for your medication, a police officer could determine that you are incapable of driving safely and charge you with DUI.Charges Involving Prescription Drugs?
As criminal defense lawyers, our first priority is to protect you and aggressively work at exposing the truth. Our lawyers will look for every avenue to defend your case. If a trial is necessary, our criminal defense lawyer has tried over 100 jury trials. If drug rehab is available and deferred prosecution is available, we will make every effort to pursue that option. We look at every piece of evidence critically with an eye toward protecting your rights. Our goal is to lessen the impact these charges have so you can move on with your life and not have this incident affect you in the future.Contact Athens, Georgia, Prescription Drug Defense Attorneys
If you believe you are under investigation or you have been arrested in connection with any type of prescription drug offense, we are here to start helping you today. We routinely defend students from the University of Georgia and other colleges, as well as others who need aggressive criminal defense representation whether it is for unlawful possession of prescription medications or if it is for a DUI drugs charge as a result of lawful use of your prescription medication. Contact our firm today to schedule a confidential, no-cost initial appointment with our experienced legal team. Our office hours are 8-5, Monday through Friday. We are conveniently located near the University of Georgia in downtown Athens across the street from the Clarke County Courthouse.