San Diego Prescription Drug Attorney Defends Your Charges
Similar to Vicodin, Norco is a type of drug that combines acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is an opiate that is meant to help relieved moderate to severe pain. The acetaminophen helps to increase the effects of hydrocodone. According to the Controlled Substances Act, Norco is a Schedule III drug, as it has medical uses and a moderate physical and psychological dependence.
A report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention stated that Norco caused over 15,000 deaths in 2008. The government has seen an increase in abuse over the past decade and this number was expected to rise.
What are the Penalties for Norco Abuse
According to California Health & Safety Code § 11350-11356.5, the penalties for crimes involving Schedule III drugs can vary, depending on the amount. Those charged possession may be sentenced to up to 6 months in jail and fined up to $1,000. They may also have the option to go to drug court and enter rehabilitation. Those who are found illegally selling Norco may have harsher penalties.
Caught with hydrocodone?
If you were caught with illegal possession of Norco in California, then my firm can help! As a San Diego drug lawyer, I have a number of effective defenses that I can use to build a strong case. These may include one of the following:
- You had a valid prescription, but it was not on your person
- The drugs were found on your property, but they were owned by someone else
- The police mistook you for another person
- The police carried out an illegal search and seizure
Call my firm now to discuss your situation. I will be able to investigate your case and find any additional information that could help you!
Schedule your free consultation immediately so we can begin working on your Norco abuse case.