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Prescription drug abuse can quickly become a big legal problem

There are multiple medical reasons why a person may need a prescription medication. However, due to the highly addictive nature of some prescription drugs, use can quickly lead to abuse. Addiction is tough. It is not uncommon for people who are struggling with a drug problem to find themselves in legal trouble for reasons related to their addiction.

If you are facing criminal charges for issues surrounding a prescription drug problem, you do not have to face it alone. You need a strong and compassionate legal ally on your side to help you navigate these complex matters and seek the best possible outcome to your specific scenario.

Common misuses of prescription drugs

There are many ways that a person could misuse prescription drugs. Criminal charges can stem from any of the following:

  • Using someone else's drugs
  • Using the wrong amount
  • Selling your prescribed drugs to someone else
  • Committing fraud to get more medicine from the pharmacy
  • Driving while high
  • Taking medication for any reason other than its prescribed use

Regardless of how you ended up in the situation you currently find yourself in, it is possible that legal repercussions could only impede your recovery. You need help, and you have the right to seek support and fight any criminal charges currently pending against you.

What are my legal options?

The criminal justice system is complex, but a conviction or guilty plea is not your only option when facing drug charges. A diversion program may be an option for you, and with the help of an experienced attorney, it may be possible to challenge some of the elements of the prosecution's case against you.

A strong defense can help you challenge drug trafficking charges, prescription fraud charges or charges stemming from the illegal sale of prescription drugs. You may begin working on your defense strategy by securing legal counsel as soon as possible after an arrest or investigation into your activities.

A strong and effective defense

The best defense strategy is one custom-tailored to your specific needs and challenges. Identifying the best approach for you begins with a complete case evaluation done by an experienced California defense attorney.

From challenging a traffic stop or evidence collected from an unannounced home search, there are various ways you can fight back against drug-related criminal charges and get the help you need to seek help for your addiction and recover from prescription drug problems.

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