Columbus Prescription Drug Charges Attorney
Defense for Charges Involving a Prescription Drug Not in Proper Container
Controlled substances, such as prescription drugs, are closely regulated under state and federal law. The laws are there to dramatically impact and curb addiction, abuse, drug trafficking and other dangers caused by people using or abusing the prescription drugs. Dealing prescription drugs and prescription fraud are also criminal offenses.
In many states it is also a crime to transport a prescription drug not in its proper container. In the state of Ohio, it is not against the law to be in possession of a prescription drug, even when it is not in its original container, providing that it was prescribed to you by a licensed health professional. If you are in possession of illegally obtained prescription drugs, however, or prescription drugs which are not yours and are not in a proper container, you can expect to be facing felony charges.
If the drugs were obtained through prescription fraud you will be facing at least a fifth degree felony charge, the suspension of your driver's license, up to 12 months in prison and up to $2500 in fines, if you are convicted. Should you have previous convictions, you will immediately be facing additional penalties for drug offenses. In cases such as this, it is crucial you contact a Columbus prescription drug crime lawyer at the firm immediately. Don't make the mistake of speaking with a law enforcement official or the District Attorney's office first. They do not have your best interests in mind. Discuss your case with an attorney at the firm first, so they can thoroughly analyze and review your case in order to determine the best course of action to pursue.
Why You Need a Columbus Prescription Drug Charges Lawyer
Due to recent efforts to reduce the volume of illegal prescription drugs in the state of Ohio, lawmakers have begun to crack down on prescription drug offenses and any offender can expect to face tough prosecution. That is why you need a powerful criminal defense attorney from the firm working aggressively to defend your rights.
Should you be facing your first prescription drug charge, a knowledgeable attorney from the firm may be able to petition the court for treatment instead of a conviction. This is commonly known as Intervention in Lieu of Conviction (ILC).
With over 15 years experience defending clients facing serious drug charges, and having received the highest rating in AV by Martindale-Hubbell, The Koffel Law Firm is the firm you want defending you. Ranked in the top 1% of criminal lawyers in the country by Best Lawyers in America, the attorneys at the firm are known for aggressively defending their clients against prescription drug charges.
If you or a loved one has been charged with having a prescription drug not in proper container and you want an aggressive attorney, contact a Columbus prescription drug charges attorney at the firm today.