Chicago Prescription Drugs Defense Attorney

Common Prescription Drug Charges

Most prescription drugs are susceptible to abuse. The abuse then leads to addiction. Eventually, the addiction leads to criminal charges.

Common criminal charges related to prescription drugs include:

  • Altering Prescriptions
  • Forging Prescriptions
  • Unlawful Possession of Prescription Drugs
  • Unlawful Possession of Prescription Pads

All of these are felony offenses. Accordingly, they are punishable by at least 1 year in prison and a fine of up to $25,000.

Common Types of Prescription Drugs

Criminal charges for unlawfully possessing or selling prescription drugs often include the following drugs:

  • Opioids and Pain Killers: OxyContin, Oxycodone, Zohydro, Hydrocodone, Vicodin, Norco, Codeine, Percocet<
  • Depressants and Barbiturates: Xanax, Valium, Clonazepam
  • Stimulants: Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta

Alternatives to a Prison Sentence

Chicago Defense Attorney Thomas Hallock's primary goal is always to obtain a complete dismissal of your charges or a not guilty verdict at trial. If this is not an option, his fallback position is to obtain court supervision or expungeable probation. Both options give you the opportunity to avoid incarceration and dispose of the charges without a conviction. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to remove the arrest from your criminal record.

Contact Thomas C. Hallock if you need a skilled and committed prescription drugs defense attorney in Chicago.
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What You Should Do

  • Be respectful.
  • Calmly record the interaction.
  • Ask if you are free to leave. If you do not ask, the officer may think—and the judge may agree—that the interaction was consensual.
  • If you are free to leave, go! If you are not free to leave, do not answer any questions before speaking with your attorney.

What You Should Not Do

  • Do not physically resist arrest.
  • Do not become aggressive or confrontational.
  • Do not consent to a search. The Constitution does not apply if you consent.
  • Do not answer questions without first speaking with your attorney. Police are allowed to hold you for 48 hours and they may lie to you the entire time.

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