When Prescription Drugs Turn To Legal Trouble
It is a scary situation when you’ve been charged with the sale, distribution or possession of a prescription drug. Even more so if you’ve never been arrested before. You need a Minneapolis drug crimes defense attorney who can give you the best defense possible. Having more than 25 years of experience, she knows that there are many facets to a drug charge and she will work hard with you to make sure you receive the best result.
Because prescription drugs are a part of everyday life, it is very easy not to realize that using a prescription drug illegally could be a crime. Any of the following is considered a crime:
- Stealing a prescription from another person and having it filled
- Forging a prescription to have a pharmacy fill the prescription
- Taking someone else’s prescription for your own use
- Claiming to be someone else to obtain the drug
Each of these offenses is classified as “prescription drug theft,” which is also referred to as “prescription fraud.”
Understanding The Crime
Most people have been in the situation at one time or another that a friend or family member has offered us their prescribed medication for issues such as headaches, stomach problems, or aches and pains. Even though this is done with the best intent, it is actually a crime that could result in criminal charges for both parties.
In many prescription drug crime cases, those being charged are addicted to pain medications. Pain medications are prescribed by doctors most often in cases of surgery or after an injury. Unfortunately, in many cases, the patient becomes addicted to pain medication. This is something that courts will take into consideration and many times rehabilitation factors into the punishment to ensure that the defendant gets the help that they need to once again become a productive member of society.
Criminally Selling Or Distributing Prescribed Medication
If you have found yourself accused of selling or distributing prescription drugs, the Minnesota courts will not be forgiving, as this is a very serious offense. If you are convicted, you are less likely to have a chance at probation. Your options narrow even more if you are a repeat offender. In a situation like this, your Minneapolis drug crimes defense lawyer is essential. Jennifer Speas can help you find and explore all of the possibilities so that you have the best result possible.
Start Your Defense Today
In a situation such as this, having a knowledgeable attorney who is experienced in crafting a strong defense is absolutely necessary. You should still fight hard for the best outcome possible even if you are guilty. Often with the proper guidance from a powerful attorney, harsh punishments can be reduced so that you can get on with your life and back to being a productive member of society. For an initial consultation, contact the Speas Law Firm, P.A., at 612-333-6160 to find out how you can face the charges against you with a powerful and effective defense.