Was your vehicle stopped and searched for prescription drugs? Drug trafficking charges have increased rapidly in our state. Florida is home to many pain clinics, including some of the top-selling oxycodone clinics in the country. People abusing the clinics have led to aggressive prosecution of drug trafficking charges. You can be charged with a drug crime if you do not have a legitimate prescription for painkillers in your possession.
At The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen, we represent people from Florida and out of state who have been charged with drug possession and trafficking. As a former state prosecutor and public defender, attorney Cohen has the knowledge and experience to fight the charges against you. He has prosecuted and defended hundreds of drug crimes. For a free consultation with an Orlando prescription drug charges lawyer, call 407-246-0066 or 888-390-8937, or contact us online.
Defending People Charged With Drug Offenses
Obtaining prescription narcotics at Florida pain clinics is notoriously simple. People from across the U.S. come to Florida to buy prescription painkillers at these clinics. Because of this problem, police and state troopers stake out roads such as Interstate 95 and the turnpike. Whether they are filling legitimate prescriptions or buying drugs to sell, people traveling these roads are often subject to traffic stops. If the police find painkillers in the vehicle, the occupants can be arrested and charged with drug trafficking simply for possessing a large amount of a drug.
Harsh Penalties for Possession of Oxycodone, Xanax and Other Drugs
In Florida, the penalties are harsh for illegal possession of pharmaceutical drugs. Prosecutors and law enforcement are cracking down on prescription drug charges. Xanax and oxycodone are common prescription drugs that are often illegally obtained through theft or prescription fraud. If you have been charged with illegal possession of Xanax, oxycodone or other prescription drugs, it is crucial that you carefully heed the following:
- Do not wait to obtain an experienced attorney.
- Do not say anything to law enforcement.
The longer you wait to hire an attorney, the more time you are wasting. This is valuable time that your attorney could be using to start building your defense. In addition, anything you say to law enforcement can and will be used against you. Say nothing and wait for your attorney.
Xanax and oxycodone are considered controlled substances, meaning you must have a valid and legal prescription to possess them and they are carefully monitored by pharmacies. Many clients are surprised to find out that illegal possession of Xanax or oxycodone is just as serious as possession of cocaine or heroin. If you are charged with illegal possession of Xanax or oxycodone, you are facing a third-degree felony conviction and up to five years in jail. That is why it is so important to have an experienced and skilled attorney like Corey I. Cohen on your side.
Helping Build a Strong Defense
When we examine the case against you, we will challenge whether the police had enough evidence for a drug trafficking charge. If your constitutional rights were violated, we can argue for a dismissal of the charges. We can investigate the legality of the traffic stop and whether the officer had probable cause. As with all drug cases, we will review the search and seizure and other police procedure.
Our office is ready to assist you. Please call us at 407-246-0066 or 888-390-8937, or contact us online to schedule an appointment.