Most people do not realize that possessing illegal prescription drugs can get you in as much legal trouble as cocaine, methamphetamine or heroin. The law lumps all these substances together, with the same penalties for possessing each one. You may face arrest even if you have a prescription for the drugs and if you do not have the prescription with you.
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Common illegal prescription drugs include hydrocodone, OxyContin, Tylenol 3, Xanax, Valium, Demerol, Ritalin, Adderall, clonazepam and Percocet. Many prescription drug users consume large quantities of the drugs. Police coming on these quantities in your possession may make the assumption that you are trafficking, an even more serious charge. That's when you need to call Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC.
Physicians prescribe many of these medicines for legitimate pain issues, but then the patient becomes hooked and seeks to bolster supply. This often leads to drug crimes such as:
- Forging or altering prescriptions
- Stealing someone else's prescription
- Stealing a prescription pad
- Doctor shopping
- Buying or selling pills online
If you or someone you love has been arrested for illegal use or distribution of prescription drugs, or prescription fraud, call the drug offense attorneys at Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC. Our RGPH lawyers want to meet with you, hear your story, and go to work building a defense that minimizes the downside of the charges made against you.
Have you been arrested on illegal drug possession charges? Contact the Bowie prescription drug offense attorneys at Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott at any of these three numbers:
- 24-hour hotline: 240-893-RGPH (240-893-7474)
- Local office number: 301-850-7349
- Toll-free number: 800-237-3137