Michelle Suskauer warns that the current economy continues to place more stress on individuals within our community; many are being driven to use drugs or alcohol to ease their worries caused by financial strife. This includes, a rapidly growing trend, the possession of illegal prescription drugs—addictive pain relievers and mood enhancers. Illegal possession of just one prescription pill is enough to get you arrested.
Prescription medications are developed to aid in the treatment of specific illnesses, and can be very effective in treating individuals with the medical need for these medications; however, using prescription drugs without the supervision of a physician or for purposes different from their intended use can lead to serious adverse consequences, including death from overdose and physical addiction. When abused, some prescription drugs can be as addictive and dangerous as illegal drugs. In addition, Prescription drugs can be easier to get than street drugs—because family members or friends could have a prescription—and are also sometimes sold on the street like other illegal drugs.
Penalties for drug convictions are severe and can range from prison or probation to community service and/or heavy fines, not to mention the embarrassment of being arrested for a drug crime. Attorney Michelle Suskauer is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, which indicates that an attorney has reached “the height of professional excellence” and is recognized for the “highest skill and integrity.” They are former Public Defenders in Palm Beach County’s Fifteenth Judicial Circuit; and are respected by, and well-acquainted with, the individual prosecutors and judges who handle these cases. They have litigated thousands of state and federal criminal defense cases and have the knowledge and experience with U.S. and Florida drug crime laws to develop the best possible strategy for your case. Suskauer Law Firm has more than 37 years of combined experience serving clients throughout Palm Beach County and South Florida.