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Prescription Drug Crime Attorneys in Marietta

Defending the Rights of Georgia Residents

Convicts charged for drug crimes pay a hefty toll. In addition to criminal penalties such as extensive jail time and steep fines, convicted drug crime offenders face a future with significantly limited opportunities for education, employment, and obtaining loans at a reasonable interest rate. Although having and taking prescription drug medication is legal for the patient for whom the physician ordered a prescription, the unauthorized possession, use, or sale of prescription drugs is still a crime and therefore punishable under state and federal law.

If you are facing criminal charges related to prescription drugs, you should consult a qualified Marietta criminal defense attorney with experience in handling prescription drug offense cases. At Busch, Reed, Jones & Leeper, P.C., we have spent years of our practice defending people against charges for prescription drug violations, ensuring that they receive an honest and fair trial as was promised in the U.S. Constitution.

We have experience handling criminal cases involving the following offenses:

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute
  • Sale of a controlled substance
  • Forging drug prescriptions
  • Obtaining a drug prescription through fraudulent means

The Uniform Controlled Substances Act

Under the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, drugs are organized into 5 schedules according to their potential for abuse. Schedule I controlled substances are characterized by having no accepted medical use with a high potential for abuse. Drugs that fall under Schedules II through V are legal with a physician’s prescription as they are considered to provide a medical benefit. The following list of medications are examples of controlled substances that require a prescription to use or a license to sell:

Schedule II Controlled Substances:

  • OxyContin;
  • Demerol; and
  • Fentanyl.

Schedule III Controlled Substances:

  • Vicodin;
  • Tylenol with Codeine; and
  • Suboxone.

Schedule IV Controlled Substances:

  • Xanax;
  • Valium; and
  • Lorazepam.

Schedule V Controlled Substances:

  • Robitussin AC;
  • Phenergan with Codeine; and
  • Ezogabine.

Protecting Due Process Rights for Residents Across Georgia

Criminal due process is a critical element for a functioning democracy that is free from government oppression. A good criminal defense attorney will aggressively fight to ensure that their clients receive a fair and honest trial to ensure that the government is not rewarded for careless and actions and misconduct. At Busch, Reed, Jones & Leeper, P.C. we advocate for the due process rights of those accused of committing drug crimes to keep our criminal justice system honest. We provide compassionate representation and respect the fact that criminal charges are stressful and frightening. Luckily, you can rely on us to treat you and your experiences with the utmost respect and discretion.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys, call Busch, Reed, Jones & Leeper, P.C. at (770) 629-0154 or contact us online today.

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At Busch, Reed, Jones & Leeper, P.C., you will find attorneys who understand the complexities of the law, who get to know your business or individual needs, and who always keep your best interests as our top priority, whether you need to solve a legal problem or prevent one. Do not face your case on your own. Discover how our team can assist you when you discuss your case with Busch, Reed, Jones & Leeper, P.C.

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