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Xanax is a medication comprised of alprazolam that is used to combat anxiety and panic attacks. The drug is customarily dispensed as a pill and has powerful effects on the body including acting as a sedative and muscle relaxer. Xanax is also highly addictive and prone to abuse. If you find yourself in criminal trouble, perhaps arrested or charged with possession, prescription forgery/fraud, or even possession with intent to distribute, our attorneys can help. Every lawyer on our staff has at least 15 years experience and two of the members of our team are former prosecutors. We would be happy to put our skills and contacts to work in defending your xanax charges. Give us a call anytime 24/7 at 1800-450-8301 to speak to an attorney immediately.
Xanax has a number of street names including Bars, Handlebars, Footballs, and Sticks. It is in the benzodiazepine class of drugs. Xanax is also the most popular drug in this class in terms of recreational use and abuse. This obviously translates into a relatively high incident of possession, distribution, prescription forgery and fraud cases.
Penalties for Possession of Xanax
It is a third-degree crime to possess xanax without a valid prescription. A third-degree offense carries up to five years in jail.
Possession With Intent to Distribute Xanax
Depending on the quantity of pills involved, an individual is exposed to a third, second or even first-degree offense when they are charged with distribution or selling xanax. The jail exposure in this regard ranges from zero to 20 years in prison.
If you have been charged with a prescription drug offense involving xanax, it is important that you speak with a lawyer to discuss your legal options. The attorneys at The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall have experience in representing those charged with xanax possession, intent to distribute (i.e. selling), and prescription forgery. Please do not hesitate to contact us as one of our lawyers is available now to address your concerns.