Prescription Drugs

Philadelphia Prescription Drugs Attorney

Like all other states it is illegal to be in possession of, deliver or sell prescription drugs such as painkillers, anti-anxiety medications, hypnotics, muscle relaxers as well as erectile dysfunction medications in Pennsylvania. Being arrested for, and charged with any type of drug crime is very serious in Philadelphia. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your arrest you may be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony drug charge in the state of Pennsylvania and it is a wise move to retain an experienced Philadelphia criminal defense attorney.

Prescription Drugs Illegally Possessed And Sold In Philadelphia:

  • Xanax/Valium
  • Vicodin
  • Percocet
  • Oxycontin
  • Aderall
  • Tramadol
  • Viagra/Cialis
  • Ambien/Lunesta

Many of the drugs listed above are used casually or socially at bars, parties, clubs in Philadelphia and at the New Jersey beaches. Being caught with these, with or without the intent to deliver or sell can bring very extreme, very costly and life altering consequences on your life.

Penalties For Possessing Or Selling Prescription Drugs In Pennsylvania

The penalties and consequences of being convicted of possessing illegally obtained prescription drugs can be very severe. There will be fines, fees, court costs and attorneys fees. You may be placed on probation, house arrest or put into a drug diversion program. You may also be subject to an extended jail sentence depending on the circumstances surrounding your arrest as well as your previous criminal history.

Drug use is very common in Philadelphia as narcotics are readily available to anyone and everyone. Narcotics arrests are no longer banished to street drugs such as wee, coke and heroin. Drugs, medications and pharmaceuticals typically used for medicinal purposes are now very commonly seen in drug crimes of all types. With the advent of the internet and other types of technology the rate of possessing forged prescriptions or forging prescriptions has become increasingly common. Possessing a forged prescription or prescription pad is a crime in Philadelphia that can have serious ramifications and warrants the aid of a skilled Philadelphia attorney handling drug crimes.

What Is A Forged Prescription?

Forging a prescription or possessing a forged prescription is a crime in Philadelphia. Forging a prescription is defined as illegally acquiring pharmaceuticals for either personal use of for profit. Personal use means that you intend to ingest the medication or compounds for the effect, usually with intoxication being the goal. Acquiring them for profit means you intend to sell or distribute them which is a much more serious crime with much more severe consequences. There are several ways to forge a prescription such as blatantly writing your own prescription on a blank pad and increasing quantity on an otherwise legitimate prescription. A skilled Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney can help you if you have been charged with forging a prescription.

Commonly Forged Prescription Medications:

  • Anti-anxiety meds (Xanax, Valium)
  • Painkillers (Percocet, Vicodin)
  • Muscle Relaxers (Flexeril, Robaxin)
  • Anti-emetics (Phenergan)

Penalties For Forging Prescriptions In Pennsylvania

All drug crimes are serious in the eyes of the Nevada legal system. Forging, or altering, prescriptions are no different. If convicted, you may face heavy fines, possible jail time and or house arrest and a possible felony on your record. With so much at stake your situation warrants the aid of an experienced Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania offers a first offenders program called the Section 17 program. If you have never had a drug charge before, and have no history of violent behavior (even as a juvenile), you may be eligible for this program. This can help you to avoid a conviction and have your record expunged once the program is completed. Not everyone qualifies for this program so consulting with a Philadelphia drug possession defense attorney is a wise decision as they can help you get it provided you qualify.

Let A Philadelphia Drug Charge Defense Attorney Help You

A drug crime conviction will hurt you now and in the future and can severely impact your life severely. These complications include your ability to get a job and your ability to further your academic career among other things. If you have been charged with illegally possessing or intending to deliver illegally obtained prescription drugs contact a Philadelphia Controlled Substance Crime Defense Lawyer.

Call Jensen Bagnato, P.C. today to discuss your case.