Diazepam

Orlando Valium Possession Lawyer

Diazepam, commonly known as Valium, is a controlled substance commonly prescribed for the treatment of anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, and the withdrawal symptoms of alcohol and opiates. Although misused as a recreational drug less frequently than drugs like Alprazolam, Diazepam has large potential for abuse by those whose medical use led to dependence. People can become both physically and psychologically dependent on diazepam if a physician does not properly monitor their use.

Physical dependence on diazepam can cause serious withdrawal symptoms if the body's tolerance to the drug is not satisfied. Often the prescribed quantity fails to meet the growing dependence, and patients are forced to resort to alternative, and illegal, black market methods of obtaining the drug to alleviate their symptoms.

In Florida, diazepam is categorized as a Schedule IV drug. Although the patient may hold a valid prescription for diazepam from a licensed practitioner, he may face criminal liability for a variety of activities:

  • Possessing a quantity in excess of the amount authorized by the prescription
  • Altering the label on the container of prescription medication
  • Purchasing additional medicines from unauthorized sources
  • Providing prescription medication to others who do not hold a valid prescription — even giving one pill to a friend or loved one is a violation of Florida law
  • And many, many more

If you find yourself facing charges, or investigation, regarding diazepam, call the Law Offices of Donald A. Lykkebak. Attorney Donald Lykkebak is an experienced criminal defense attorney, with over 35 years representing cases of controlled substance charges in Central Florida. Mr. Lykkebak represents each client of the firm personally. He will listen to your circumstances, and work with you to reach the best possible result.