Prescription Drugs

Lowell Prescription Drug Crime Defense Lawyer

Were you arrested for illegal use of prescription drugs? Did you know prescription drugs are more commonly abused than heroin, meth or cocaine? People charged with prescription drug crimes are from all walks of life and, not only are they subject to criminal penalties, they are at risk of losing their jobs, homes and families. If you are in trouble with the law because of prescription medication, seek a Lowell prescription drug defense lawyer right away.

Aggressively Defending People Charged With Drug Crimes in Massachusetts

If you are arrested, received a call to come in for questioning or are facing charges about a drug crime, call us today. You may be convicted of a prescription drug crime if you illegally purchase, possess or sell medications for which you don’t have prescriptions. It is also illegal to sell your valid prescribed medications to anyone else.

Depending on the charges, a first offense can be charged as a felony that has far reaching consequences. A felony conviction can result in the loss of a job, housing, and even financial aid. The second offense of the sale of prescription drugs can put you in state prison for a minimum of three and a half years. If you are never convicted of the first offense, you are not at risk of a second. Having a skilled Lowell prescription drug defense attorney can assist in preserving your record, minimizing your consequences, and presenting an aggressive defense.

“Ryan P. Sullivan is always responsive to any phone call at any time, knows how to advise his clients and has time to seek all information possible from all sides.”

– Client testimony

Medications for pain and anxiety – such as Vicodin, Ativan or Valium – are Class C drugs, and oxycodone or Oxycontin are Class B drugs. Whether you have prescription drugs that were not obtained from a doctor, or distribute you own drugs to someone else, these charges can be serious. Depending on the allegations and he amount involved the penalty can involve fines, jail, or drug treatment programs.

An Attorney With a History of Results

Case example: Attorney Sullivan represented a client in the Lowell District Court charged with the possession of Xanax that was not prescribed to his client.
Result: Case dismissed on date of trial.

Case example: Attorney Sullivan represented a client in the Lawrence District Court charged with crimes related to false prescriptions of Valium.
Result: Case dismissed after negotiating agreement with prosecutor.

Having a skilled and experienced lawyer can help you build an effective defense, negotiate a reduction in the charges, or argue effectively for your defense in court. There are many ways to defend your case; calling an attorney right away to start putting your best argument forward is vital. Don’t wait until after you talk to the police – call right away.

You Have too Much at Stake. Call for a Free Consultation

Contact the Lowell Law Office of Ryan P. Sullivan by calling (617) 997-7597 or contact us online. If you or a loved one is charged with a prescription drug possession charge or the sale of prescription drugs, we can discuss your charges and options in a free consultation with a Lowell prescription drug defense attorney.

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