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Prescription Drug Attorney - Phoenix Criminal Lawyer


									Prescription Drug Attorney

Have you been charged with the illegal use or possession of prescription drug? Additional charges may include fraud
and/or forgery in connection with obtaining the drugs, distribution, DUI or even a violent crime. If so, you may be one
of many people who are part of the growing problem involving the misuse of pharmaceuticals. In fact, both the White
House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have stated that
prescription drug abuse is an epidemic, and is the nation’s fastest-growing drug problem.

What Is a Prescription Drug?

Arizona law prohibits the possession, use, administration, acquisition, sale, manufacture or transportation of
prescription-only drugs" without a valid prescription from a licensed provider. "Prescription-only" drugs are part of the
larger classification of controlled substances, and include any drug that

    •    Is deemed safe for use only by or under the supervision of a medical practitioner;

    •    Is new and is limited in its application under federal or state law to use by a medical practitioner;

    •    Is potentially harmful, and does not contain appropriate directions for use by the consumer; and/or

    •    Is required under federal law to bear the legend "Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription" or "Rx only."

Violations of this portion of the drug law may be a Class 1 misdemeanor or a Class 6 felony, with penalties including
probation, possible jail time, fines, 240 hours of community service, and drug testing. Illegal possession of
prescription drugs which are narcotics or other dangerous substances are Class 4 felonies, which carry a
presumptive sentence of 2.5 years in prison.

Click here to learn more about Prescription Drugs and how a Prescription Drug Attorney can help you

Phoenix Prescription Drug Lawyer - Law Office of David A. Black

At the Law Office of David A. Black, we represent clients charged with drug and drug-related charges every day. We
understand how addiction affects behavior. Doctors prescribe medications, and through no fault of the patient, he or
she becomes addicted to the drug as a result of the dependency inherent in the use of the substance. If you have
been charged with a crime involving the possession or distribution of a prescription drug, or if you are charged with
DUI, a violent crime, a theft offense, or any other crime related to prescription drug use, contact an experienced
prescription drug attorney who understands your situation and has the ability to defend you against those charges.

                                                   Call 480-280-8028 today for a free consultation.

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