Let Us Protect Your Rights When Charged With Serious Prescription Drug Crimes
Many people view “street drugs” as completely different from those that you’d find in a pharmacy. While there are notable differences, the fact of the matter is that many prescription drugs can cause similar highs and are commonly abused. For this reason, such drugs are highly regulated under Idaho law, and individuals caught illegally possessing or using prescription drugs can face serious criminal charges.
If you or a loved one has been charged with prescription drug crimes in Boise or surrounding areas, contact Martens Law Office, P.C., today. Our attorney, Jared B. Martens, brings more than 20 years of experience to each case, as well as a commitment to client service and advocacy. He will take the time to understand your needs and goals and work to resolve your charges in the most favorable manner available.
Prescription Drug Possession Charges
Drugs are known as “controlled substances” under the law. Like most states, Idaho sorts all controlled substances – legal and illegal – into various categories, or “schedules.” Drugs listed in Schedule I are the most serious, while those in Schedule VI are the least.
When charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, your charges and potential penalties will depend on the type of drug and schedule, quantity of drug and any aggravating factors. In certain cases, your possession charges could be upgraded to possession with intent to distribute or sell, which is a felony.
Have You Been Accused Of Prescription Fraud?
Drug charges are often related to the manner by which someone obtained or tried to obtain drugs. You could be charged with prescription fraud if you allegedly:
- Forged a prescription
- Impersonated a health care provider
- Engaged in “doctor shopping” to find a provider who would give you a prescription you didn’t need
- Lied to a health care provider to obtain a prescription
Prescription fraud is typically charged as a felony. To give yourself a fighting chance, it’s critical to seek the counsel of a highly experienced attorney like Mr. Martens.
The Details Are Crucial In Building A Defense
Drug cases may initially seem straightforward, but they are often more complex and nuanced than prosecutors want to admit. If you’re facing charges, you need a defense attorney – like Mr. Martens – who will dig into the details, tell your side of the story and fight for acquittal or severely reduced charges. If conviction cannot be avoided, Mr. Martens may be able to seek a sentence that focuses on addiction treatment and rehabilitation rather than just incarceration and fines.
Don’t Wait To Seek Help – Contact Our Firm Today
From our office in Boise, Martens Law Office, P.C., serves clients throughout Ada County and surrounding areas of Idaho. To take advantage of a free initial consultation with an attorney who listens and cares, call us at 208-435-1132 or reach out online.