Prescription Drug Charges in PA

The skilled prescription drug attorneys at The Martin Law Firm regularly handle prescription drug matters in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania as well as the surrounding areas of Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia counties. Our experienced prescription drug attorneys represent individuals who have been arrested for prescription drug violations of PA’s Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.

As with any arrest for a drug-related offense, prescription drug charges in Montgomery County, PA should be taken very seriously. At The Martin Law Firm, our knowledgeable prescription drug attorneys are committed to resolving our clients’ PA prescription drug charges on the most favorable terms possible. Depending on the circumstances of your case, our experienced prescription drug attorneys may be able to get a reduction in your charges, acceptance into an alternative sentencing program, or complete dismissal of your charges.

 

Prescription Drug Abuse in Montgomery County, PA

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Montgomery County, PA, and many people are arrested and prosecuted as a result. The most commonly abused prescription drugs are pain medications such as opioids (Oxycodone, Percocet, and Vicodin), central nervous system depressants (Xanax and Valium), and stimulants (Concerta and Adderall). If taken in a high enough dosage, the sensation is similar to the use of an illegal drug. Sometimes, a person is legally prescribed a pain medication after an injury, and he or she subsequently develops a prescription drug addiction after long-term use.

 

Prescription Drug Penalties in Montgomery County, PA

Prescription drug charges are taken very seriously by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, and the potential penalties you face are harsh. If you have been arrested on prescription drug charges, you should contact an experienced Montgomery County prescription drug attorney who has a thorough understanding of both the laws and the procedures involved in your case.

Pennsylvania’s Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act lists and categorizes all controlled substances in schedules. Each controlled substance is assigned a schedule based on its severity, how addictive the substance is and whether there is a known medical use for the drug. Pennsylvania law provides for five drug schedules, and each schedule carries a different set of penalties and standards. To find out more about the specific penalties for each schedule, please visit our Pennsylvania Drug Schedules page.

Some of the most prevalent prescriptions drugs in Montgomery County are Oxycodone (Oxycontin and Percocet – Schedule II), Vicodin (Schedule III), Xanax (Schedule IV), Valium (Schedule IV), Concerta (Schedule II), and Adderall (Schedule II). While these drugs can be legally prescribed by a doctor, if no prescription is given, possession of these drugs can lead to very serious arrest charges for possession of a controlled substance or possession with intent to deliver if you are alleged to have been selling or distributing prescription drugs to others.

Additional charges may apply if you are alleged to have been driving under the influence of drugs (DUID) in PA.

 

Prescription Drug Attorneys in Montgomery County, PA

The experienced prescription drug attorneys at The Martin Law Firm will advocate vigorously for you to achieve the best possible result in your case. Our prescription drug attorneys are familiar with intermediate punishment programs, or alternative sentences, that may be available to you. For example, “Section 17” probation may be available, which allows for certain first-time offenders of nonviolent drug offenses in Montgomery County, PA to undergo a period of probation and have their charges legally dismissed. Another potential option is the Montgomery County Drug Treatment Court, available to certain prescription drug crime offenders.

The Martin Law Firm is an experienced prescription drug law practice located in Montgomery County, PA. If you have been charged with possession of prescription drugs in Montgomery County, PA, or the surrounding areas of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, or Philadelphia counties, the experienced prescription drug attorneys at The Martin Law Firm are here to help.

Our prescription drug attorneys will carefully examine the details of your case and will explore any potential defenses, mitigating circumstances, and alternative punishment options that may be available to you. Contact The Martin Law Firm today at 215-646-3980 for a free case evaluation with an experienced PA prescription drug attorney.