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Delaware Mandatory Drug Crime Sentences

In the state of Delaware it is against the law to be in possession of, deliver or sell prescription drugs such as painkillers, anti-anxiety medications, hypnotics and muscle relaxers. Being arrested for, and charged with any type of drug crime is very serious in Delaware. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your arrest you may be charged with either a misdemeanor or felony drug charge in Delaware. In either case, you need the legal guidance of a Delaware Drug Crime Attorney.

Prescription Drug Abuse

Many people are prescribed drugs by medical professionals because they need them. Sadly, this can lead to diversion of the drugs to others, who may tend to abuse drugs. The most common of these drugs are:

  • Xanax/Valium
  • Vicodin
  • Percocet
  • Oxycontin
  • Aderall
  • Tramadol
  • Viagra/Cialis
  • Ambien/Lunesta

Many of the drugs listed above are used casually or socially at bars, parties, clubs and on the University of Delaware campus. Being caught with these, with or without the intent to deliver or sell can bring very serious, expensive and life altering consequences on your life.

Penalties if Convicted of Possessing or Selling Prescription Drugs in Delaware

The penalties and consequences of being convicted of possessing illegally obtained prescription drugs can be very severe. There will be fines, fees, court costs and attorneys fees. You may be placed on probation, house arrest or put into a drug diversion program. You may also face a lengthy jail sentence depending on the circumstances of your arrest as well as your previous criminal history.

Let a Skilled New Castle County Drug Charge Defense Attorney Help You

A drug crime conviction can hurt you now and in the future. It can severely impact your on many levels. These include your ability to get a job and your ability to further your academic career among other things. If you have been charged with illegally possessing or intending to deliver illegally obtained prescription drugs contact a Delaware Controlled Substance Crime Defense Lawyer. Call me, Newark Delaware Drug Charge Defense Attorney Brian J. Chapman at 302-656-2528. Or, email a Delaware Drug Crime Defense Attorney by clicking here.