Prescription Drug Crimes in Phoenix
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When an individual is found to be in possession of dangerous prescription
drugs for the purpose of distributing the drugs or using them due to an
addiction to the drug, there are serious consequences in the state of
Arizona. The law has changed in recent years and those who are found to
be in possession of the drug only for their own use will face treatment
programs as opposed to a jail or prison sentence. However, these treatment
programs are extremely stringent and the requirements often include hundreds
of hours of community service, steep fines and random drug testing as
part of the alternative sentence. When an individual is facing prescription
drug charges for any prescription drug that was illegally acquired including
Vicodin, Percocet, OxyContin , Ritalin, Xanax or other dangerous psychiatric
drug, it is a serious legal problem and requires the assistance of a Phoenix
criminal defense lawyer.
Prescription Drugs and Arizona Law
You could find that you are in serious legal trouble if caught with such
drugs. Often the charges can include other offenses such as prescription
forgery or "doctor shopping" for the use of false prescriptions
or other matters. These medical drugs are often highly addictive and individuals
who are involved with prescription drug offenses need assistance with
the addiction. The legal team at Knowles Law Firm, PLC understands the
difficulty involved with addiction to prescription drugs and will fight
to help the client get the treatment that they need rather than a punishment.
When the amount of the prescription drug in possession is above a threshold
amount laid out in law, the charges will be more serious, and are usually
felony charges. The prosecutor will consider that the intention was to
distribute the drugs and the charges will be related to the intent to
distribute illegal prescription drugs. This is an extremely serious matter
and requires a skilled defense lawyer from Knowles Law Firm, PLC in order
to fight aggressively to defend the case.
Contact Knowles Law Firm, PLC if you have been arrested and charged with any drug crime related to possession
or distribution of illegal prescription drugs.