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Possession of Prescription Drugs

Hire A Skilled Drug Crime Attorney For Charges In DuPage, Kane Or Cook County

If you have been accused of a prescription drug crime, waste no time in getting aggressive legal representation. While many medications are obtained through valid prescriptions from medical professionals, there are some instances where legal drugs are considered controlled substances. When you are brought up on charges for possession of prescription drugs, you are facing similar consequences to those arrested for illegal controlled substances.

Contact the DuPage County criminal defense attorneys at Martin & Kent, L.L.C. right away if you have been accused of possession of prescription drugs. Because prescription drugs contribute to high numbers of accidental death in the United States, law enforcement prosecutes these crimes to the fullest extent of the law.

Defenses Against Prescription Drug Charges

You can be accused of prescription drug possession even when the prescription belongs to you and it was filled for a medical reason. Conversely, even being found in possession of one prescription pill without a prescription can find you in court. When you work with the drug crimes defense attorneys at Martin & Kent, L.L.C., we will find out what the best possible defense for your case will be.

We can utilize the following to craft your defense:

  • Lack of knowledge
  • Possession of a valid prescription
  • For someone under the age of 13
  • Insanity
  • Duress
  • Entrapment

Sentencing guidelines that address prescription drug possession can leave the accused facing a Class 4 felony to a Class X felony. A Class 4 felony carries three years in state prison and a $25,000 fine while A Class X felony carries 60 years in prison and a fine of $25,000.

Call Today For Experienced Legal Counsel

With so much at stake, do not leave your future in the hands of a prosecutor that seeks to make an example of your case. Martin & Kent, L.L.C. has over 42 years of legal experience defending thousands of clients from drug charges leveled against them.

Waste no time in your defense. Contact our offices for a free case consultation.