Common Prescription Drug Charges

Under federal law as well as Pennsylvania state law, the illegal use or distribution of a prescription drug carries significant penalties.

Drug charges happen across demographics and sometimes are the result of complicated circumstances. Some people, due to difficulties in life, become addicted to prescription medications like the painkillers OxyContin and Percocet or to anti-anxiety medication like Xanax.

For college students, there is often intense pressure to get good grades. This can potentially lead to the abuse of medications like Adderall and Ritalin. Others are simply wrongfully accused.

If you were accused of a prescription drug crime, don’t wait to talk to an attorney. Give Bellwoar Kelly, LLP a call day or night — call 610-314-7066.

Significant Potential Consequences

The penalties for prescription drug crimes are significant. This is a big reason why it’s important to have an experienced attorney on your side.

For example, a first offense involving a Schedule II narcotic like OxyContin is a felony and can lead to prison time of up to 17 years and a fine of up to $250,000 if the drug was obtained by fraud or misrepresentation.

The penalties for possessing or distributing these drugs vary based on the drug type, amount of the drug and the number of prior offenses. For some drug crimes, penalties may exceed 40 years in prison.

After any prescription drug arrest in West Chester or Reading, you need a lawyer who understands the prosecution’s tactics and can passionately defend you.

A Defense Crafted To Meet Your Goals

Bellwoar Kelly, LLP understands the confusion and fear that come with any arrest and will work diligently to get charges dropped or reduced or to mitigate consequences. As soon as we take your case, we will work on a defense strategy based on your unique situation.

Since the prosecution must prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, one defense option is to call the prosecution’s evidence into question. We may also argue lack of intent or knowledge. No matter the defense approach we take, you deserve the full protection of the law. Our law firm will ensure that your rights are respected throughout the process.

After an arrest involving prescription medications, contact an attorney from Bellwoar Kelly, LLP. You can reach us by dialing 610-314-7066.