Arrested for a Prescription Drug Crime?

At Thomas & Paulk, we are dedicated to protecting our clients’ rights and interests in handling all types of drug charges related to prescriptions, including:

  • OxyContin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Vicodin
  • Oxycodone
  • Xanax
  • Codeine
  • Valium and more

Mandatory Minimums for Possession of Prescription Pills

Florida Statutes § 893.135 establishes mandatory minimum sentences for people convicted of possession of prescription drugs, as well as prescription drug sales, delivery, manufacturing, or trafficking.

Those penalties include:

  • 3 years / $50k fine for 4-14 grams
  • 15 years / $100k fine for 14-27 grams
  • 25 years / $500k fine for 28 grams – 30kg
  • Life in prison without parole – More than 30kg

Drugs included in these mandatory minimums are morphine, opium, oxycodone, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, or any of those drugs' derivatives. Regardless of the nature or severity of your charges, Thomas & Paulk, P.A. is here to help. We'll fight to ensure your freedom if you're being accused of possession of prescription drugs, regardless of whether those drugs were prescribed to you or not.

As prescription medications are controlled substances, a person may face felony charges if found to be in possession of any one or more of these drugs without a prescription. A person may also face criminal charges for prescription fraud, which involves committing fraud in order to obtain a prescription. All types of prescription drug charges come with serious penalties, so speak with us today to begin building your case.

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