Long Beach CA Prescription Drug Attorney
When establishing a faultless defense there is perhaps no better advantage than knowing the strategy of your opponent. Attorney Anthony J. Falangetti is a former Deputy District Attorney who is so skilled in criminal defense trials he has won awards and commendations not only from his peers, but also from the courts and opposing counsel.
Mr. Falangetti's intelligence and dedication to his clients is unrivaled and the results he gets speak for themselves. South Bay Attorney Anthony J. Falangetti has been included in the list of the top 5% of lawyers in the state in the California Super Lawyers® list for 2012-2014. This is only some of the recognition Falangetti receives as one of the most notable criminal defense lawyers in the country.
Types of Prescription Drugs
Prescription drug abuse is a serious situation in our state. There are more deaths from prescription drug abuse than from all illegal drugs collectively. Illegal prescription drugs fall into the 2nd category of severity under the Controlled Substance Act, "schedule 2." The most common illegally sold prescription drugs are narcotics, painkillers, stimulants, depressants and opioids. Common brand names which are currently being sold illegally are Oxycontin, Dilaudid, Percocet, Valium, Xanax, Ritalin and Vicodin. One of the biggest markets for illegal prescription drugs is the internet. Current common methods of obtaining prescription drugs illegally are doctor shopping, prescription fraud and forgery.
Penalties for illegal prescription drug sales vary according to the volume of the medication, as well as the location of the crime. If you are convicted of selling prescription drugs illegally, you may be charged with felony drug trafficking which would lead to a sentence of up to 5 years imprisonment, based upon on the amount and any other convictions for similar crimes. If you are near a school, the penalty will be enhanced. The prosecution must prove you possessed drugs with intent to sell, and their investigation procedures must not violate your rights. Police may have made serious errors in search and seizure.
Call Now For Experienced Legal Representation
You deserve to find out what a quality defender can do for you. If you have been charged with illegal prescription drug sales, call Anthony Falangetti immediately. He knows what it takes to win and he is ready to fight for you.