People from all walks of life use prescription medications. There are many different names of painkillers and they serve a useful purpose, but many fall prey to overuse and abuse, which leads to arrests for Trafficking of Prescription Painkillers or Possession of Prescription Painkillers.
The problem with Florida is that our legislature has mandated a strict punishment oriented approach to dealing with these medications. And in Okaloosa County, instead of focusing on drug rehabilitation and recovery, the priority has been to sentence criminal defendants to prison by unprecedented numbers….. even those without criminal records.
For example, with Loritab, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, Codeine, Methadone, or any opiate derivative drug, the total weight includes the non-active ingredients contained in the pill. Therefore, a small amount of pills could still constitute a drug trafficking charge.
PENALTY FOR TRAFFICKING PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS or POSSESSION OF PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS
MORE THAN 4 GRAMS = PENALTY OF MINIMUM OF 3 YEARS (MAX SENTENCE 30 YEARS)
MORE THAN 14 GRAMS = PENALTY OF MINIMUM OF 15 YEARS PRISON
If you or a family member has been arrested give me a call at (850) 362-6655 for a free consultation…. and let’s find out what I can do. The penalties for Trafficking or Possession of Prescription Painkillers is harsh….. take a few minutes and call me.