Prescription Drug Crimes

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.


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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)
  • OxyContin
  • Valium
  • Xanax

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.

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