Law enforcement officers and prosecutors take prescription drug crimes seriously. Many people are under the misunderstanding that prescription drug offenses are not as serious as traditional street drugs. The truth of the matter is that prescription drug abuse is considered a national epidemic and Arkansas punishes prescription-related crimes seriously. If you have been charged with a prescription drug crime, protect your rights and call a criminal defense attorney today. Our Little Rock office provides free consultations.
Criminal lawyers protecting Arkansas residents accused of prescription drug crimes including possession, distribution, or forging prescriptions
Buying, selling, or otherwise distributing prescription drugs is considered a very serious crime. Trafficking prescription drugs is a felony that may result in large fines and a substantial amount of prison time. Commonly targeted drugs include Xanax, Vicodin, Adderall, and codeine. It is also a crime to possess these narcotics without a prescription. Prescription drug offenses typically arise in two situations. The first is when someone has been stopped by the police and controlled substances are found on their person. The second is when someone attempts to purchase drugs at a pharmacy with a forged prescription. An attorney can be of assistance in both of these circumstances.
If you have been charged with a prescription drug offense then contact the criminal defense attorneys at Benca & Johnston immediately. We have extensive experience in criminal cases related to drug possession. Cases involving controlled substances can be fought on the grounds of an officer violating one’s rights when the accused was stopped. Likewise, one attempting to illegally purchase prescription medications may have made statements that can be kept out of Court. We will immediately gain all the available evidence in your case and mount the best possible defense on your behalf. Our Arkansas criminal defense lawyers are ready to assist you.
Little Rock lawyers protecting those accused of prescription drug trafficking
Being charged with prescription drug possession can have devastating consequences to one’s life. Even if you are charged with a misdemeanor, you may face having your family investigated by Child Protective Services, losing your employment, or losing a professional license. Our attorneys empathize with the position you are in and are here to protect your rights and acquire the best outlook possible for your case. We may be able to negotiate a plea that gets the charges dismissed for first time offenders, may be able to negotiate drug treatment in place of jail time, or may be able to obtain probation if we can not otherwise challenge the offense.
Our attorneys are experienced in handling prescription drug cases. Call our office today at 501-353-0024. Our attorneys can help defend your case. With more than 25 years of combined experience our office is prepared to take your case to trial if necessary. We collaborate with you to find a legal strategy that will win you the best outcome possible. Call our Little Rock office today.