The Illegal Use of Prescription Drugs

Illegal Use & Possession of Prescription Drugs

The laws are very strict regarding the illegal use and possession of prescription drugs.  If you are found to be in possession of a prescription drug for which you have no legitimate prescription, you can be arrested and charged with drug possession.  This is a very serious charge and will often be a felony.  It is crucial that you get legal representation from an experienced criminal defense lawyer as quickly as possible after the arrest.  There has been a huge increase in the recreational use of prescription medications, and law enforcement in the San Fernando Valley area is looking for those individuals who are illegally using or possessing any such medication, including the following:

  • Vicodin
  • OxyContin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Methadone
  • Percodan
  • Ritalin
  • Xanax
  • Other psychiatric medications
  • Other painkillers

Prescription Drug Possession Attorney in Van Nuys, California

If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense related to illegal use of prescription drugs, you are in serious legal trouble.  These medications are as dangerous as any “street” drug when misused, and can be extremely addictive.  Law enforcement is interested in such cases, as they wish to find the individuals who are distributing these drugs.  If you are in possession of a large number an illegally obtained medication, it is likely that you will be charged with intent to traffic the drug.

Fighting these charges can be a difficult task, but in many cases it is discovered that you had your legal rights violated in the search and seizure process, or that there were other procedural errors in the arrest.  Every case has its own unique circumstances, and with a careful review of the circumstances, the legal team at the Law Offices of Naderi & Weinrieb Attorneys will determine how to move forward with your defense.  In some cases, negotiations to fight for alternative sentencing may be a viable option.  What is most urgent is that you get immediate legal representation from the firm the moment you are arrested in order to increase the likelihood of a better outcome in the case.

If you or a loved one has been charged with possession of a prescription drug, contact a Van Nuys criminal attorney from Naderi & Weinrieb today at (818) 888-2711.