Prescription Drug Charges

Even prescription drugs can be used recreationally. Yet doing so can result in a illegal prescription drug charge: at which point you would need the legal counsel of a criminal defense lawyer. The practice of selling prescription drugs to individuals without any existing medical conditions or medicinal requirements has become common practice and profitable. Narcotic crimes are being enforced more aggressively by the Province of Saskatchewan to combat the street sale of prescription drugs used for narcotic purposes. The criminal lawyers at the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers can help you defend you prescription drug charges; we know the rules and can protect your rights.

The area of law pertaining to narcotic crimes has been expanded to account for prescription medication. A list of common prescription drugs used in criminal violations has been provided.

Common Medications Used in Forged Prescriptions

  • Valium
  • Vicodin
  • Xanax
  • Percocet
  • Aderall
  • Codeine
  • Muscle Relaxants

Penalties For Forgery in Saskatchewan

Punishment for forgery is severe, up to a maximum term of 10-years for serious offences. If you have committed this offence, you need a forgery defense acting on your behalf. Section 367 of the Criminal Code states: every one who commits forgery is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term up to 10-years; or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction. The summery conviction is more applicable, but you need a criminal lawyer to ensure that you clear your name or receive a lessor penalty.

Illegal Prescription Drug Charges

In the Province of Saskatchewan, forging a prescription occurs whenever a pharmaceutical has been illegally obtained for personal use, or profit. The provincial courts identify prescription forgery as filling in your own prescription on a blank prescription pad or changing the quantity on already prescribed documents.

It is critical that you have an experienced criminal lawyer with experience in prescription drug possession. You could be facing a severe penalties if convicted of possessing illegally obtained prescription drugs or forging prescriptions to obtain prescriptions yourself.

Contact Our Drug Defense Lawyers

Don’t risk defending these prescription drug charges alone. The penalties are more than you want to accept if you are found guilty. We’re here to help you out of this situation, contact Regina Criminal Lawyers today.

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