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 Prescription Drugs

Florida Statutes § 893.135 establishes mandatory minimum sentences for people convicted of 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. In order to lawfully possess or take a prescription drug, one must have a valid prescription.

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.

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