Prescription Drug Charge Attorneys in Clearwater

In an effort to crackdown on people buying, selling and distributing prescription drugs for illegal use, the Florida legislature has recently changed the laws to include mandatory minimum prison sentences for many prescription drug charges. Now being found with even just a few pills on you, without a valid prescription you can automatically produce, can qualify as trafficking or prescription drug distribution.

With over 50 years of combined experience, at the law office of Hoskins & Penton we have helped hundreds of people prove their innocence or negotiate for a fair resolution that you can live with. One of our goals is to have this mandatory minimum penalty removed or have it reduced.

Aggressive, Experienced, Vicodin, Oxycodone Arrest Attorneys in New Port Richey

We routinely represent individuals charged with possession, distribution, trafficking or any other prescription drug charge involving:

  • Xanax
  • Vicodin
  • Oxycontin
  • Percocet
  • Hydrocodone
  • Ambien
  • Muscle-relaxing pills

Our prescription drug charge lawyers in Clearwater understand that there are all different ways you can be charged and sentenced. For instance, a doctor may prescribe you more medication than what the statute defines as a trafficking amount eligible for a mandatory minimum sentence. If you are caught with this large amount on you that has been prescribed, this can result in a jail sentence if you cannot produce a valid prescription.

Additionally, if you are accused of doctor shopping, having a fake prescription filled, or you have multiple doctors issue you a prescription for the same drug, these can all be deemed fraudulent and result in charges. You can also face charges if you sell leftover medication that was properly prescribed to you.

Likewise, sentences are determined by the weight of the pills, and every single pill is different or the scale may be incorrect. Since judges do not have discretion when it comes to the amount that you are charged with, we will show how an amount may have been improperly calculated.

Whether you are facing an oxycodone arrest or are charged with trafficking an allergy substance to be used to manufacture methamphetamine, you can count on us to exhaust all avenues and remedies when advocating on your behalf.

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If you have been charged with a drug-related offense or need information about our legal services, contact our office online for a free consultation in criminal defense and injury cases*. You can also reach an experienced Clearwater, Florida, attorney by calling 727-475-6448.