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Prescription Drug Charges

Many people believe prescription drug use is far less serious than the use of illegal drugs. In fact, illegal prescription drug use is treated just as seriously by the police and by the courts as controlled substances. Amazingly, you can be charged with a felony if you are in possession of your own legally prescribed drugs if you do not have the prescription information on your person.

Classes Of Drugs

These are the classes of drugs for which people are commonly charged with a crime:

  • Narcotics (OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, etc.)
  • Stimulants (Ritalin, Adderall, etc.)
  • Tranquilizers (Valium, Xanax, Rohypnol, etc.)
  • Benzodiazepines (Temazepam, Midazolam, etc.)

Prescription drug offenses are varied. You can be charged with doctor shopping, prescription drug fraud, stealing prescription pads, or selling and/or distribution.

These are potentially life-changing charges that require an experienced criminal defense attorney who is current with casework and court practices in St. Clair and Madison counties. The Law Office of Jessica Koester, LLC, provides this kind of representation.

Effective Defense Representation In Southern Illinois

Jessica Koester has helped hundreds of clients obtain positive outcomes to unsettling charges. She has succeeded in having charges dismissed or diminished. She has argued and won cases based on search problems and the handling of evidence. She often directs clients to diversion programs, treatment facilities and drug education classes instead of going to prison.

It is a destructive thing to have a drug crime conviction on your record. You cannot afford to have that happen. If you want a lawyer who will fight for your freedom, call Edwardsville prescription fraud defense lawyer Jessica Koester at 618-307-4192. Or write to her using our online form.