On behalf of Michael A. Gottlieb, P.A. posted in prescription drug violations on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
When you are sick or injured, you often need prescription medications to relieve pain or help you get better. These medications have an important purpose in the medical field, but some medications are addictive and can be abused.
Addiction can be an ugly monster that makes people do things that they wouldn’t normally do. This is a difficult situation to deal with when you need the drugs to live your life. In some cases, you will turn to obtaining medications that you are addicted to from other people who have prescriptions for those drugs.
You should know that it is illegal to get prescription medications from another person even if that person has the same prescription as you have. You can face criminal charges for this. Sadly, if you are facing charges for prescription drug violations, you aren’t likely going to get help for the addiction. This means that you could very well be stuck in a revolving door of the criminal justice system.
There might be options open to you that could help you to get help for your addiction rather than just serving time behind bars. Drug court, for example, could let you get the help you need while giving you accountability to the court.
We are here to help you learn about what options you might have for your case. These could include plea deals, trial strategies or pretrial diversion programs. We can discuss how each option might help or hurt your chance to get help and move past the addiction that is claiming your life now.