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Vicodin Abuse

Vicodin Lawyer in Ventura

Defending Your Prescription Drug Charges

In recent years, the government has noticed a sharp increase in abuses of prescription drugs, especially Vicodin. Vicodin is an opioid drug that contains acetaminophen and hydrocodone, prescribed for moderate to severe pain. The acetaminophen is used to block pain, while the hydrocodone gives patients a sense of relaxation and euphoria. As patients continue to use Vicodin, they become increasingly tolerant. This means that they need to increase the dosage to obtain a similar effect.

If you've been caught with illegal possession or sales of Vicodin, then you may be facing jail time, fines, or drug rehab. To avoid a conviction, get counsel from a Ventura criminal defense attorney. The legal team at Wilfert Law, P.C. offers aggressive representation for those with prescription drug charges. Our lead attorney has been trained as a Drug Recognition Expert, so he has much experience with investigating drugs, which he uses to your advantage.

Penalties for Illegal Vicodin Use in California

In the U.S. Controlled Substance Act, Vicodin is classified as a Schedule III drug, since it is a compound of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It has medical uses, but it has a high potential for abuse and dependence.

In light of this, authorities may arrest you if they suspect you of one of the following:

  • Having Vicodin without a valid prescription
  • Having more Vicodin than a medical professional approved in a valid prescription
  • Having someone else's prescription for Vicodin
  • Having more than one prescription for Vicodin (also known as doctor shopping)
  • Selling or intending to sell Vicodin

If you are found guilty of one of these charges, then you may be facing a sentence of up to a year in jail and fines of up to $1,000. The amount of jail time and fines depend on how much Vicodin you were found to possess. If you were found with large amounts, then the prosecution may decide to charge you with sales, especially if you had packaging materials. Selling or intent to sell may result in more serious felony charges. Learn more about the potential penalties under California law by reviewing CA Health & Safety Code 11350-11356.5.

Call our Ventura Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you were caught with Vicodin, then don't hesitate to contact our office. We offer a free consultation for those who are interested in finding out more about what we can do for them. Don't risk your future, take the necessary steps to get you through your prescription drug charges.

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