Tampa Internet Drug Crimes And Illegal Prescriptions Attorneys
Florida Statute Section 893.13 prohibits the possession, sale, distribution, manufacture or delivery of drugs such as oxycodone, OxyContin, Percocet, hydrocodone, Vicodin, Ritalin, fentanyl, Xanax, Valium, lorazepam and Demerol.
You can be charged with state or federal crimes for criminal possession of a controlled substance (21 U.S.C. Section 844). Prescription drug charges may include possession, distribution, trafficking, mail and wire fraud, and forgery. The penalties for conviction of a federal charge depend on the specifics of your offense, but may include a minimum five-year prison sentence, fines and probation.
Tampa Prescription Drug Crimes Defense Lawyers
At O’Brien Hatfield, P.A., we have extensive experience with drug cases in state and federal courts. Our Tampa Internet drug crimes attorneys represent individuals charged with obtaining prescription drugs illegally by methods such as:
- Stealing a prescription pad
- Altering prescriptions
- Stealing another person’s prescription
- Creating fake prescriptions
- Impersonating a physician
- Doctor shopping
In addition, we represent doctors and pharmacists charged with writing and filling illegal prescriptions online. This can include:
- Distributing drugs without legitimate prescriptions
- Prescribing drugs online without examining patients
Medical professionals convicted of a prescription drug crime can lose their licenses to practice in addition to facing penalties such as fines and a prison term.