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Possessing a prescription medication without a valid prescription can come with a bunch of different penalties. Prescription medications are the most abused controlled substances. You hear a lot more about illicit drugs, but prescription medications can be just as dangerous, if not more so. Those penalties depend on what type of drug it is and whether it is considered a narcotic. If you unlawfully possess an amphetamine, you are facing a maximum of $5000 fine and or one year in the County jail. Adderall is an amphetamine and widely shared prescription medication. However, if you are charged with subsequent offenses, then you are facing a class I felony, which comes with maximum possible penalties of three and a half years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both. 

If you unlawfully possess schedule one or schedule two narcotics, the penalty for a first-time offense is a class I felony with that same 3 1/2 years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both. Commonly used drugs in these categories include Ritalin, Oxycontin, or Fentanyl. If you are dealing with prescription medications or have enough for the police to believe that you are dealing, these penalties are even worse. 

Felony convictions not only come with those penalties but also a lifetime ban of possessing firearms as well as a temporary loss of civil rights until you have served every aspect of your sentence. This can mean prison and extended supervision, probation, and/or jail time. 

If you possess a controlled substance that is a non-narcotic and it is unlawful, this is a Class C misdemeanor that comes with a $500 fine and or 30 days in prison as a maximum possible penalty.

 

There are people all over the state that illegally possessed prescription medications in one way or another. The first thing people think of is taking some friend’s medication or possessing it illegally. However, putting your medications into the wrong prescription bottle can be a problem. However, the most common form of illegally possessing a prescription medication is having medications in daily planners. The second that the prescription medication leaves its designated prescription bottle, you are breaking the law. So, yes, your grandparents who have their designated pills for each day of the week are breaking the law in the State of Wisconsin. 

Controlled substances are usually pretty small and not easy to find. They would not come to anyone’s attention if they are in your pocket unless you were being searched by a police officer. Prescription medications are also not readily obvious in your vehicle or in your home. In order to be charged with possessing a prescription medication, you would have to be caught with it by police in some form or fashion. If the police did not legally get the prescription medications from you, they cannot use them as evidence against you. If the police have a search warrant for your vehicle or your home, you do have to allow them to search. But, that search warrant has to layout where the police are searching, what they are searching for or expect to find, and who is the subject of the search. If they give you this, make sure that you review it to make sure that your rights are not being infringed upon. Even better, have a great defense attorney review this. 

Do you believe that your rights were violated in a case with prescription medications in Bayside? Contact our aggressive team of attorneys today to discuss your constitutional rights and options you may have in your case. You are only guilty if you are convicted.

 

How long will a prescription drug charge stay on my record?

While both the felony and misdemeanor levels of these types of drug offenses are expungable, there is a very limited group of people that can have cases expunged right now. Further, expunged does not mean dismissed. It means that your record is sealed and unavailable to the public, but still accessible by people like law enforcement. The fact that you have been convicted of a crime will always stay there.

How to beat a prescription drug charge

Controlled substances are usually pretty small and not easy to find. They would not come to anyone’s attention if they are in your pocket unless you were being searched by a police officer. Prescription medications are also not readily obvious in your vehicle or in your home. In order to be charged with possessing a prescription medication, you would have to be caught with it by police in some form or fashion. If the police did not legally get the prescription medications from you, they cannot use them as evidence against you. If the police have a search warrant for your vehicle or your home, you do have to allow them to search. But, that search warrant has to layout where the police are searching, what they are searching for or expect to find, and who is the subject of the search. If they give you this, make sure that you review it to make sure that your rights are not being infringed upon. Even better, have a great defense attorney review this. 

Do you believe that your rights were violated in a case with prescription medications in Bayshore? Contact our aggressive team of attorneys today to discuss your constitutional rights and options you may have in your case. You are only guilty if you are convicted.

 

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