Dupage County attorneys defending those accused of Unlawful Possession or Sale of Prescription Narcotics In Illinois
As recreational use of prescription-only medications has increased, so have arrests for unlawful possession of prescription drugs. Law enforcement agencies across Illinois have cracked down on possession and distribution — and these terms are broadly interpreted.
Many people do not realize that, without a valid prescription, it is a felony crime to possess these pills, to sell them, or to give them away to a friend or family member.
If you were caught with prescription drugs or charged with sale or intent to sell, call 1-877-335-6693 immediately to talk with our drug possession defense lawyers.
Serving DuPage County, the attorneys of Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., provide the experienced representation needed to fight the charges or prevent this from ruining your future.
One Little Pill Spells Big Trouble
In the eyes of the law, prescription medications are treated the same as street drugs like cocaine. Holding any quantity of prescription drugs without a valid prescription can be charged as felony drug possession:
- Painkillers such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet or Lortab
- Sedatives such as Xanax or Valium
- Stimulants such Ritalin or Adderall
- Anabolic steroids
A person caught with a significant quantity or several different kinds of pills can be charged with possession with intent to sell. Many people face additional felony charges of prescription fraud for obtaining these drugs through theft or forgery.
We Fight Prescription Drug Crime Charges
Our attorneys act swiftly to counter the prosecution's case. We analyze the facts for any grounds for dismissal or suppression of evidence, such as lack of probable cause for a traffic stop or illegal search and seizure that turned up drugs. We will also negotiate with prosecutors or go all the way to trial to spare you from prison and a felony record.
For a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense lawyer, you can reach us 24 hours a day at 1-877-335-6693. You can also e-mail us. Serving Naperville, Addison, Wheaton, Oak Brook, Elmhurst, West Chicago, Downers Grove, and all of DuPage County.