Drug crimes do not just pertain to street drugs. Drug crime laws also address the abuse and misuse of prescription drugs. There are many ways prescription drugs can get you in trouble. If you visit multiple physicians and try to secure prescriptions from each of them, that’s considered a crime in Florida. If you write out your own prescription and you are not a licensed doctor, it’s a crime. Even an act such as procuring something like Xanax from a friend because you’re going through a tough time and don’t have time to seek medical help to get your own prescription could be considered a third degree felony. Should you finish that bottle of prescription drugs and your friend puts you in touch with someone from whom you can buy more without a prescription, you would potentially be guilty of a third degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison, five years’ probation and a $5,000 fine. .
The attorneys at Katz & Phillips know all the nuances of prescription drug charges. We’ll determine the mitigating factors leading to your arrest and bring them to the attention of prosecutors or the court. There is no such thing as a “little” case at our law firm. All cases are huge to the individuals faced with felony charges, and they’re huge to our attorneys as well. We’ll give your problem the personal attention it deserves and do our very best to spare you a conviction and a criminal record. People make mistakes. The attorneys at Katz & Phillips are here to make sure yours result in the least serious consequences possible.
Call Katz & Phillips today for a consultation so we can determine how to best protect your interests, your rights and your future.