Bradenton Prescription Drug Charges Lawyer

Law enforcement officers and prosecutors have been cracking down on the recreational use of prescription drugs for several years. If anything, they have gotten better at it and even more aggressive. They know exactly what to look for and how to get the evidence that presents the best opportunity for conviction.

I know how to challenge their evidence and minimize the consequences that you face. Whether you have been charged with possession of a small amount of pills you don't have a prescription for or with trafficking a significant amount of weight, I can represent you and intervene in the case on your behalf immediately.

I am attorney D. Scott Rieth, and I represent the best interests of people charged with drug crimes relating to prescription drugs throughout the Sarasota-Bradenton area. I am available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days week.

Contact me at 941-404-4192 or 888-352-3179 toll free. I offer free initial consultations.

Prescription Drugs Vs. Illegal Narcotics And Street Drugs

In the eyes of the law, there is almost no difference if you are caught with pharmaceuticals for which you don't have a prescription. Possession of many prescription drugs without a valid prescription is a third-degree felony because they are serious drugs with extreme potential for psychological or physical dependence and abuse.

The state of Florida will seriously prosecute possession of any amount of the following drugs without a valid prescription:

  • OxyContin (oxycodone)
  • Hydrocodone
  • Roxicodone (Roxy)
  • Methadone
  • Xanax
  • Vicodin
  • Valium
  • Percocet
  • Lortab
  • Ativan

Possessing any prescription-only drug that was not prescribed to you or just carrying pills outside of the original container could get you arrested. Police crack down on drug theft, prescription fraud and driving under the influence.

Serious Penalties Demand Serious Defense

Don't attempt to talk your way out of charges. You need experienced and aggressive defense from a Bradenton prescription drug charges lawyer to help you avoid strict consequences, which include:

  • Up to five years in prison
  • Up to a $5,000 fine
  • Up to five years probation

Your driver's license also will be suspended for two years upon any conviction. The above consequences are just for possession. If you are charged with drug trafficking, you may face a mandatory minimum of three years in prison and up to a $50,000 fine.

Facing Prescription Drug Fraud Charges? Call D. Scott Rieth Now.

Contact me today to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation at 941-404-4192 or 888-352-3179 toll free. I can go to work for you immediately.