Adderrall (Amphetamine/dextroamphetamine) belongs to a class of drugs known as stimulants. It is commonly prescribed to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. While Adderrall can be legal to possess with a valid prescription or to distribute by a licensed pharmacist, it is also frequently bought and sold illegally on the street. If convicted of Adderrall distribution, you could face a lengthy term of imprisonment.
At Haas Law, we have the experience, skills, and resources needed to defend you and your rights if you have been charged with Adderrall distribution. We look forward to using our experience and resources to protect you and your rights against the accusations made against you if you have been charged with Adderrall distribution.
Penalties for a Federal Adderrall Distribution Conviction
Amphetamine, a primary component in Adderrall, is a Schedule II controlled substance under the federal Controlled Substances Act. (21 U.S.C. § 812.) A Schedule II drug is one with a “currently accepted medical use with a high potential for abuse and significant risk of addiction.” Adderrall is frequently used for “off-label” purposes by people without a valid prescription. The demand for Adderrall has led to a corresponding increase in illicit distribution.
If you are charged and convicted of distributing Adderrall by the federal government, you face a term of imprisonment of up to 20 years and/or a fine of up to $5 million for a first-time offender. If you have a previous trafficking conviction you could be sentenced to up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10 million.
Common Defenses to Adderrall Distribution
If you were recently charged with Adderrall distribution by the federal government, or you think you are under investigation by a federal law enforcement agency for distribution of Adderrall, you should have an experienced attorney on your side as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected. In addition, when an attorney is involved early on it increases your odds of developing a winning defense strategy if the government does file charges against you. Exactly what that defense strategy will be will depend on the unique facts and circumstances of your case. Common defenses to allegations of Adderrall distribution include:
- Challenging a search and seizure. If federal law enforcement officers were involved in your arrest for Adderrall distribution, there is a very good chance that those officers conducted a search and seizure. While a search and seizure can be carried out legally by the police, it is also surprisingly common for illegal searches and seizures to occur. For example, a warrantless search that does not qualify for one of the limited exceptions to the warrant requirement is an illegal search. If the search was illegal, any evidence seized during the search may be inadmissible at trial.
- Attacking the credibility of an informant. Drug distribution cases also frequently include a confidential informant. As such, a common defense strategy is to question the reliability of the informant.
- Insufficient evidence. The government bears the burden of proving a defendant’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in any criminal trial. The “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard is the highest standard used in our judicial system. Sometimes, the best defense strategy is to point out that the prosecution has failed to prove its burden. If your attorney is successful in raising sufficient doubt, the judge or jury must acquit you of the charges,
- Substantial assistance. While not technically a defense, one avenue you may choose to pursue is what is known as “substantial assistance.” Federal law allows the prosecutor to ask the court to reduce or suspend a sentence of any person convicted of drug trafficking when the person provides substantial assistance in the identification, arrest, or conviction of any other person engaged in trafficking in controlled substances.
Get Help from An Experienced Adderrall Distribution Defense Attorney
If the U.S. government has charged you with Adderrall distribution, or you have reason to believe you are under investigation for distributing Adderrall, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Adderrall distribution defense attorney as soon as possible.
The best way to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future is to seek the assistance of an Adderrall distribution defense attorney at Haas Law. We are committed to defending you and your rights throughout the investigation and litigation of your criminal case. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin formulating a winning defense for your case.
Call us at 407-755-7675, chat with us online, or submit our online form today. Because we understand that time is of the essence when federal law enforcement authorities are investigating you, our calls are answered 24 hours a day, allowing you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to discuss your legal options.