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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:
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<div>
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.
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 is consensual.
- If you are free to leave, go! If you are not free to leave, do not answer and 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.