Xanax (Alprazolam) Possession/Distribution

 

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Criminal Penalties for Possession of Xanax

Xanax tablets. Xanax requires a valid prescription for legal use.
Xanax tablets. Xanax requires a valid prescription for legal use.

Xanax is a Class E substance. Anyone found guilty of illegal possession of Xanax faces the following penalties under Massachusetts law:

  • 1st Offense: imprisonment up to 6 months in a house of corrections and a fine up to $500. Loss of driver’s license for one year.
  • 2nd Offense: imprisonment up to 2 year in a house of correction and/or a fine of not more than two thousand dollars.

Drug Facts About Xanax (Alprazolam)

Xanax is a Benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines, also known as ‘benzos’, are considered tranquilizers and they are mainly used to treat anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, seizures and alcohol withdrawal. Benzos act on the central nervous systems causing several effects including: anxiolytic effects (anxiety relief); hypnotic effects (promotes sleep); anticonvulsant effects, and sedating effects.

The five most commonly prescribed Benzos are Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Ativan and Rostoril.

Xanax has several street names: Zannies/Xannies, Zanbars/Xanbars, handlebars, z-bars, bars, blues, peaches.

49.0 million Xanax prescriptions were filled in 2011. Xanax is typically prescribed for its anti-anxiety, anti-panic and anti-convulsant effects.

Xanax (or alprazolam) is one of the top three prescriptions drugs sold on the black market. In 2011 there was over 39,000 Xanax reports from Federal, state and local forensic crime laboratories.

There were approximately 124,000 Xanax related emergency room visits in 2010.

Xanax uses:

  • Sedation
  • Inducing sleep
  • Relieving anxiety
  • Treating muscle spasms
  • Prevention of seizures

Xanax side effects

  • Drowsiness
  • Light-headedness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nausea
  • Headache

Experienced Drug Charges / Xanax Possession Defense Attorneys

If you have been charged with any drug possession, manufacturing, distribution, or drug trafficking charge, we invite you to call our criminal defense attorneys and take an the first important step in resolving this matter. A drug conviction on your record can follow you around for the rest of your life.  Whether this is your first offense, second or other repeat offense, call our law office today to get the help you need and put our experience with the court system to work for you.

No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away.  Call an experienced Mass Drug Attorney to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 584-6955 and you will have taken your first step to find out how best to confront this important matter. You can also click here to use our Free Case Evaluation Form.

Our knowledgeable and experienced Massachusetts Drug Distribution Attorney at The Law Offices of Gerald J. Noonan are available to assist clients throughout all of Massachusetts, including but not limited to Plymouth County including Brockton, Plymouth, Bridgewater, Marshfield, Hingham, Duxbury, Scituate, Hanover, Wareham, Abington, Rockland, Whitman, Hanson, Holbrook, Kingston, Middleborough; Norfolk County including Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Weymouth, Braintree, Avon, Holbrook, Randolph, Canton, Sharon, Brookline, Franklin; Bristol County including New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro, Dartmouth, Westport, Mansfield, Easton, Raynham, Lakeville, Norton; Cape Cod, Falmouth, Barnstable.