Prescription Drug Charges
In recent years, many Oregonians who are otherwise law abiding have become dependent on prescription drugs. They end up doctor-shopping, engaging in prescription fraud or purchasing prescription drugs on the street. But those activities are against the law and can result in criminal charges. For example, illegal possession of a Schedule III prescription drug, such as hydrocodone or codeine, is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and fines. Felony possession of these drugs carries much harsher penalties.
You can also be charged with DUII for operating a vehicle under the influence of certain prescription drugs.
For a free consultation about defending against a prescription drug possession charge, call Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group at 503-747-7198.
Protecting Your Rights, Preserving Your Freedom
At Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group, we defend the rights and freedom of people accused of all types of prescription drug charges, including:
- Illegal possession of Schedule III prescription drugs (such as hydrocodone, codeine, ketamine, steroids and some depressants)
- Illegal possession of Schedule IV prescription drugs (such as tranquilizers and sedatives)
- Prescription fraud — altering valid prescriptions, forging prescriptions, using a false callback number, etc.
- Theft of prescription drugs
- Sale or delivery of illegal prescription drugs
Seeking the Best Possible Outcome
As with other types of drug crimes, if the police discover the drugs in an unlawful manner, it may be possible to suppress that evidence. This could result in the dismissal of the charge. Our attorneys are experienced, aggressive and determined to win. We understand all of the possible defenses in drug cases always seek the best possible outcome for our clients. Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group will work tirelessly to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.
Alternatives to Conviction and Jail
Oregon recognizes that people with drug dependency problems need help. Multnomah County and other counties in the Portland area have programs that enable qualified people to obtain supervised drug treatment. If you comply with the terms of the program, the charge is dropped. You may even be able to obtain an expungement.
Our lawyers are conversant with these types of alternative outcomes, including START Court and STOP Court. If you are eligible, we can seek an alternative outcome for you.
If you are a medical professional, your license may be at risk. Our firm represents nurses, doctors and other medical professionals charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs. Don’t take chances with your career — get legal help today.
Free Consultation — Contact Our Firm
Call Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group at 503-747-7198 or submit an email form to request your free consultation. We represent people in Portland, Salem, Beaverton, Hillsboro and elsewhere in Oregon.
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