Charged With Illegal Possession Of Prescription Drugs?
Illegal possession of just one prescription pill is enough to get you arrested. The state of Florida prosecutes drug cases, no matter how small they appear, to the fullest extent of the law. At The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen & Associates, we are extremely familiar with this policy, because our founding attorney is a former Florida prosecutor who now works passionately for people like you. He and our defense team vigorously represent people who have been accused of illegal possession of pharmaceutical drugs.
At The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen & Associates in Orlando, we represent clients charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs such as oxycodone, possession of fraudulent prescriptions, marijuana possession and other drug charges. No matter how serious the nature of your charge, our commitment to your defense remains the same. Call 407-246-0066.
Committed, Capable Representation On Your Behalf
Our robust defense team at Corey Cohen and Associates is devoted to upholding justice through the ethical, knowledgeable and professional practice of the law, bringing all of their energy and commitment to each case.
We will look at every detail of your arrest as we develop an aggressive case to fight the charges against you. Here are just a few factors we will consider:
- Was there sufficient evidence to pull you over?
- Was the search and seizure conducted illegally?
- Were the pharmaceutical drugs actually yours?
- Was your confession coerced?
- Were your Miranda rights followed?
- Were you entrapped?
Even small mistakes can be used to build your case or to minimize penalties you may be facing. We seek ways to lessen the potential negative impact of any conviction, including pretrial diversion or drug counseling.
Pain Clinics Can Get You In Trouble
Florida is home to many pain clinics, including some of the top-selling oxycodone clinics in the country. Some people’s abuse of the clinics has led to aggressive prosecution of drug possession and trafficking charges. You can be charged with a drug crime if you do not have a legitimate prescription for painkillers in your possession.
Were You Pulled Over On I-95?
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 agents.
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. If you procrastinate, agents will likely take advantage of your situation and try to trick you into making a confession. 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 those at Corey Cohen and Associates 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.
Contact The Law Office Of Corey I. Cohen Today
We give every new criminal defense client a free and confidential initial consultation. We offer reasonable rates, and flexible payment options may be available.
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