Winter Park & Orlando Prescription Drug Fraud Attorney
Fighting To Keep You Out Of Prison
Florida has some of the strictest prescription drug laws in the country. State prisons are full of nonviolent, first-time drug offenders who were arrested by undercover agents for trafficking in small quantities of prescription drugs. If you were caught selling your own pills, taking someone else’s pills or “doctor shopping” to satisfy an addiction, the Winter Park prescription drug attorneys of Cotter & Zelman, P.A., understand the seriousness of the consequences you face.
Many prescription drug offenses in Florida carry severe mandatory minimum prison sentences. For instance, if you are caught unlawfully possessing at least four grams of certain prescription drugs, the state will charge you with prescription drug trafficking — not possession. Trafficking carries mandatory penalties of three to 15 years in state prison and a fine of $50,000 to $250,000 — even if it is your first offense. Four grams of pills is a very small amount and is often equivalent to only eight to 10 pills.
Experienced Trial Lawyers
When the stakes are this high, it is important to secure the services of an experienced Orlando prescription fraud defense attorney as soon as possible. At Cotter & Zelman, P.A., our lawyers are aggressive former prosecutors with more than 65 years of combined legal experience. We represent individuals facing a wide variety of state and federal prescription drug charges, including those related to illegally trafficking, selling, purchasing or distributing:
Law enforcement agents frequently do not follow the law in drug cases by illegally searching homes, cars and people. If this happened to you, the lawyers of Cotter & Zelman, P.A., will work diligently to have that evidence suppressed and the case against you dismissed. Our skilled trial attorneys are known for working zealously and strategically to help our clients obtain the best possible resolution to their case. We have achieved not-guilty verdicts, case dismissals and sentence reductions in many situations.
Contact Our Winter Park & Orlando Prescription Drug Charge Attorneys
If you or someone you know has been charged with prescription drug fraud or any other prescription drug crime, call Cotter & Zelman, P.A., at 407-629-4711 or contact us by email to schedule a free consultation.