It is illegal in Florida to possess certain pills, such as Oxyconin and Xanax without a prescription. If you are arrested for possession of a controlled substance without a prescription in Jacksonville, you are facing a third degree felony punishable for up to 5 years in prison. Even if JSO finds one pill in your wallet or on your car seat, you can be charged with this drug crime in Jacksonville.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the number of Americans who use illegal prescription drugs is down. In 2008, 2.5% of people in the United States said they abuse prescription medications. This is down from 2.8% in 2007.
If you are arrested for possessing a drug without a prescription in Jacksonville or anywhere in Florida, consult with an experienced Jacksonville Drug Law Firm. A criminal defense lawyer can explain your rights and examine the search that led to the discovery of the pills.