When Legal Substances Become Illegal

Possession and distribution of prescription or street drugs are very common offenses. The drugs are often legally prescribed for legitimate medical, veterinary or scientific purposes, which makes them more readily available. In addition, the line between legal and illegal use is not quite as clear as it is in other situations.

Legal drugs become illegal if your name is not on the valid prescription. You could be charged with a crime if you take or carry medication prescribed to a family member, like a student who uses a sibling's Adderall to help concentrate on a final.

At Pitsch Law Offices, LLC, in Appleton, we provide serious representation in every drug case. We will help you understand the law and the potential penalties you face. We will explain all of your options and provide honest recommendations based on the benefits and risks of each.

Prescription Drug Penalties Are Very Serious

As with any other drug case, the level of offense and the potential penalties depend on the type of drug, the amount of the drug and other circumstances such as a prior drug offense.

It is important to remember that the penalties for prescription drug charges are very serious. Adderall is considered a Schedule I drug, which means that our student in our example above could face up to one year in jail for a first offense.

You could be charged with fraud in conjunction to possession if you altered or forged a prescription, created a fake prescription or made any misrepresentation to obtain the medication.

Attorney Eric Pitsch accepts misdemeanor and felony cases involving any prescription medication or street drug, including:

  • OxyContin
  • Valium
  • Morphine
  • Ritalin
  • Codeine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Synthetic marijuana such as K-2 or Spice
  • Rohypnol
  • Ketamine
  • Vicodin
  • Xanax
  • Ambien

Were You Caught Without A Valid Prescription? Our Lawyer Can Help.

When you or your child faces prescription drug charges, you can rely on attorney Eric Pitsch for honest advice. He is not only knowledgeable and experienced, but he will put in the effort required to have the charges reduced or dismissed. Call our office at 920-380-0971 or send us your information by completing our confidential form.