If you have been arrested in the Orlando area for possession of a controlled substance (commonly known as possessing a drug without a prescription) in violation of 893.13(6)(a) the law office of Finebloom & Haenel is available to assist you in your defense.
Possessing a prescription medication such as Xanax, Oxycotin, Oxycodone, Roxys, Valium, or Vicadin (just to name a few) without the proper prescription is a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in the Florida Department of Corrections and a $5000 fine. If you are convicted, you can also face a two year suspension of your driver’s license.
Many times a person convicted of this charge is placed on “drug offender” probation. This means you would have to report monthly to a probation officer, you would be subject to random urinalysis to check to see if you were using, your home would be subject to searches by your probation officer and you would be forced to attend drug treatment classes. Failure to do so creates a new charge of Violation of Probation and subjects you to additional jail time.
Prescription drug cases can be very difficult and traumatic for the accused. Many times the reason for the drug use involves a chronic condition. Unscrupulous doctors often over-prescribe these types of drugs during pending litigation (such as when you apply for SSI or when you are suing over a car wreck), only to cut off the patient once the litigation is over and they receive their check! They do this without properly weaning the patient off of the medication. This leaves the person to find the drug on their own through illegal means or face horrible withdrawal symptoms.
At Finebloom & Haenel we offer compassionate and aggressive representation. We understand that being caught with prescription drugs can cause a social stigma. Many times the person arrested has no prior criminal history. We can help guide you through the criminal system while providing an excellent defense. Contact us now to discuss your options. We are available 24/7 by calling 407-218-6277.