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What is a prescription drug crime?

Many people are familiar with the crimes associated with illegal drugs, such as cocaine and heroin. However, some people don't realize that there are prescription drug crimes that are every bit as serious.

On the surface, these crimes may not sound like a big deal. After all, prescription drugs are legally used by tens of millions of people throughout the country.

While there is nothing wrong with using prescription drugs as intended, there are crimes that can move to the forefront.

Most prescription drug crimes are associated with possession, distribution, and use.

For example, you can be charged with possessing and using a prescription drug that is not prescribed to you. Along with this, authorities are cracking down on people who are selling prescription drugs without a license to do so.

Being charged with a prescription drug crime is a big deal, as this can impact your life in many ways. Fortunately, just because you are charged doesn't mean that you will be convicted. There are many defense strategies you can use in an attempt to avoid a serious punishment.

Have you or a loved one, such as a child, been accused of a prescription drug crime? Regardless of the circumstances, take the time to learn more about the arrest and potential outcome of your case.

Furthermore, you need to implement a defense strategy that can help you avoid the worst possible outcome. With the right approach, you'll feel better about the direction your case is moving and your ability to avoid a punishment that could negatively impact your life.

Source: FindLaw, "Types of Prescription Drug Crimes," accessed Feb. 10, 2017

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