Prescription Drug Crimes
Milwaukee Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been accused of committing a prescription drug crime, the future
of your freedom could be hanging in the scales. Ensure you have done all
you can to protect your rights by teaming up with our Milwaukee drug crimes
attorney from the Law Offices of Christopher J. Cherella. With
more than 20 years of proven experience and
thousands of criminal cases under our belts, we are the go-to criminal defense law
firm for the people of Wisconsin.
Call us at 414.882.8382 today to learn about our legal services in detail.
What Can Be Considered Illegal?
Prescription drugs are the products of a highly regulated industry. A single
infraction of those regulations can be seen as a serious criminal violation,
even if it was done so completely unintentionally. Many people of prescription
drug crimes are often surprised to learn of the charges filed against
them, believing that they had the right to use their own medication as
they saw fit.
Some activities that can trigger prescription drug crime charges include:
- Possessing drugs without a valid prescription
- Distributing or sharing prescription drugs
- Modifying or altering medications
- Ignoring or abusing prescription instructions
- Intentionally becoming addicted to prescription drugs
Any medicinal substance that comes from a pharmacy can be considered a
prescription drug. The law is not limited to pills only but can also apply
to inhalants, injections, tinctures, and virtually every form of medication.
There are a few prescription drugs that are more often tied to drug crime
cases, meaning that law enforcement may be more likely to arrest people
found to be in possession of these substances.
Four prescription drugs with high rates of abuse or illegal distribution are:
- Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
Set Up a Smart Defense with Our Firm
Prescription drug crime charges can be notoriously hard to defend against,
if you enter the courtroom unprepared. Our Milwaukee criminal defense
attorney has the know-how and knowledgeability necessary to craft a reliable
defense case on your behalf. From unlawful search and seizures to planted
evidence to exaggerated claims, there may be a number of weak spots in
the prosecution’s evidence and argument. Our team intends to find
and exploit them so you can walk away from your case with minimal charges
or an outright dismissal.
Free case evaluations are available –
contact us today.