Defending You From Prescription Drug Charges
Prescription drug charges often involve people who have never been charged with a crime before. However, just because you do not have a criminal record does not mean you won’t face serious consequences.
For more than 70 years, people in Georgia have turned to Garland, Samuel & Loeb in Atlanta to protect their rights following charges of drug crimes such as illegal possession of a prescription drug. To minimize the consequences of your arrest, call our attorneys at 404-975-0459 for a free initial consultation.
When Are Prescription Drugs Illegal?
Even though prescription drugs are legal when prescribed by a doctor, they are not legal when obtained without a prescription. Possession of opioid-based medications such as Vicodin or Oxycontin without a prescription is a felony in Georgia.
Opioids are effective in reducing pain, and many people take these drugs legally following an accident or surgery. Unfortunately, some people become dependent on the drugs and turn to illegal sources when their prescription runs out. In many cases, people obtain the drugs from friends or relatives who have a prescription.
If you are arrested for possessing prescription drugs without a prescription, do not try to explain to police how you came to possess the drug. You could give the prosecutors incriminating evidence. Instead, contact an experienced defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Our attorneys will provide skilled advocacy to minimize the potential consequences you face. Our goal is to help you avoid a damaging criminal record. Our attorneys are known throughout Georgia and the nation for the results we have obtained for clients in negotiations with prosecutors and at trial.