REPRESENTATION FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG CRIMES IN MASSACHUSETTS
In Massachusetts, Vicodin is a classified as a Class C substance, even though it is a prescription drug. Trafficking in vicodin or possession with intent to distribute class C substance is a serious crime. To get the defense you need, you should contact a Brighton criminal defense lawyerfrom Russell Defense Firm. Attorney Adam Russell is committed to providing the best possible legal representation for clients who are accused of drug crimes in the Boston area.
PENALTIES FOR VICODIN ABUSE
Under MA General Law Chapter 94C Section 34, anyone who is caught knowingly or intentionally possessing Vicodin without a valid prescription may be charged with a misdemeanor, incurring possible penalties of a year in jail and fines of up to $1,000.
If you were arrested for Vicodin possession, then the prosecution must prove one of the following:
- You didn't have a valid prescription
- You had someone else's prescription
- You had more Vicodin than a doctor prescribed
Upon a second conviction, individuals may be sentenced for up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $10,000. They will be incarcerated for at least three years. You may be charged with intending to sell Vicodin if you are found with a large amount of Vicodin and/or packaging materials.
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