As 2017 comes to a close, it is hard to turn the tv on and not hear about the opioid epidemic that is still raging on throughout the country. For many people, being prescribed these powerful pain medications may seem counterproductive against the crusade, but a necessity. If you are prescribed opioids, you can help combat this nationwide issue by properly disposing of any unused pills. Simply keeping them in the medicine cabinet or passing them along to someone who requests them either for payment or as a favor is a crime.
In Wisconsin, prescription drugs are classified into five different Schedules. Schedule I and II are classified as having a high potential for abuse and unlawful distribution carries severe penalties under state law.
If you are accused of selling prescription drugs, it is vital that you seek representation as soon as possible. Depending on the amount, type, and whether or not this is the first time you have had a run-in with the law, the penalties range from substantial fines, imprisonment, and felony charges.
We understand that people can use poor judgement and often times don’t consider what they are doing could be harmful. With the current crisis, prosecutors are cracking down and seeking severe punishments.
As former prosecutors, we can defend you against prescription drug charges. If you are accused, the sooner you speak with an attorney the better. The prosecution will not sit around and wait to start building a case against you, so you should not wait to start your defense.
To schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys, please contact us either online or by calling, 608-254-9589.
Southworth & Stamman, LLC.