The illegal possession, sale and abuse of prescription drugs continues to rise in the state of Arizona. Most people charged with these crimes have no previous criminal record and aren’t typically involved in other illegal activities.
These are people who have most likely suffered from a serious injury or illness and have been prescribed prescription drugs to ease pain and discomfort. Often, these prescriptions are painkillers, but some are sedatives and stimulants as well.
Some of the most common prescription drug abuses involve the following pharmaceuticals:
Because of the highly addictive nature of these drugs, those who use them sometimes find themselves breaking the law to fulfill that addiction once their prescription runs out. These crimes include forging prescription notes in order to get refills and in some cases, may include more serious criminal activities such as theft and burglary.
There are those who would argue that prescription drugs aren’t as dangerous or don’t pose as serious of a threat as other illegal drugs. Unfortunately, the law does not see it that way. There are severe punishments for those involved in illegally obtaining and using prescription drugs.
The best thing you can do when faced with these charges is to seek help from a qualified attorney who knows the law and can help you avoid severe punishment. An experienced Arizona Drug Attorney such as Charlie Naegle can ensure your rights were upheld during the investigation of your case. If you don’t have previous felony convictions, sentences and consequences can be drastically reduced.
To get Charlie Naegle in your corner, call us today to schedule an initial consultation. Charlie will work with you to review your case and ensure the best possible outcome.