Controlled Substance Possession and Trafficking
Soma, also called Vanadom and carisoprodal, is a prescription muscle relaxant. This Schedule IV drug may be prescribed as a pill that also contains codeine. It is sold in Mexican pharmacies under the name Somacid, and is often abused with alcohol, heroin and hydrocodone/Vicodin.
Possession and distribution of Soma without a prescription is illegal in Texas. If you have been charged with criminal possession or another prescription drug crime, we can help. The Law Offices of Jed Silverman represents people charged with state and federal drug crimes. Our experienced attorney has been fighting drug charges for more than a decade. For a free consultation with a Houston Soma prescription fraud lawyer, please call (713) 226-8800 or contact us online.
We Know Texas State and Federal Courts
In Texas, possessing small amounts of a Schedule IV drug such as Soma is usually charged as a misdemeanor. Possession with intent to sell, manufacturing or trafficking a Schedule IV drug are charged as felonies in state or federal courts.
Illegally obtaining prescription drugs may involve:
- Illegal Internet drug sales or purchases
- Doctor shopping
- Altering prescriptions
- Stealing another person's prescription
- Forging false prescriptions
- Stealing a prescription pad
Prescription drug crimes may be charged in conjunction with other federal offenses such as drug conspiracy, computer/Internet crimes, mail and wire fraud, or money laundering. The penalties for conviction of a federal crime depend on the specifics of your offense, but may include a minimum five-year prison sentence, fines and probation.
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