Many prescription drugs, especially narcotics and mood-altering drugs, are a risky thing to carry on your person unless they’re properly labeled. Because many prescription drugs are sold illegally to buyers without a prescription it’s important that you are careful to carry them in their original containers.
Even a single pill of certain drugs can cause trouble if you are searched by police. Without a legitimately labeled prescription bottle or some other way to verify that you have a legal prescription for the medication, you could be facing Florida drug possession charges.
It’s also important to keep your prescription drugs secured, both for safety and legal reasons. If someone is in your home and decides to go through your medicine cabinet, that person could very well take your prescriptions without your knowledge. Later on, if he or she is caught with the bottles, you risk being implemented in the crime as an illegal distributor of prescription drugs.
Florida drug laws are strict when it comes to arrest and conviction for drug possession. Police need little evidence to arrest you for drug possession and searches are often conducted during everything from traffic stops for expired tags to reports of domestic violence at a residence.
You should not take the charges of drug possession in Florida lightly, as they can have serious long-term consequences. You can potentially ruin your chances at finding a job, renting a home, or even seeing your children if you have criminal charges on your record.
Contacting a Miami Drug Lawyer
You are entitled to know all your legal rights before being prosecuted for any suspected criminal activity – including your right to legal representation. If you are facing criminal charges in South Florida, your legal team is your best defense. Contact the Miami drug lawyer team at Falk & Ross to discuss your case – 1-877-663-5110.