Prescription Drug Offenses

Ventura Criminal Defense Lawyer Explains Prescription Drug Charges

While prescription drugs have many medical uses and are extremely value to those in pain, they are also easily abused. Because this can prove to be a potential danger, the government highly regulates their use. In the past decade, the government has noticed an increase in the amount of people who are abusing prescription drugs, causing them to crack down on users. Consequently, those who illegally obtain or sell prescription drugs may be severely penalized.

If you have been accused of illegal possession or sales, then obtain legal representation from a Ventura criminal defense attorney from The Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert. Our legal team is comprised of former police officers, so we understand criminal procedure and the motives behind an arrest. We use this knowledge to your advantage and will build a strong defense on your behalf!

Types of Prescription Drugs

Studies show that about 15 million Americans misuse prescription drugs. These drugs can be classified into three categories: depressants, stimulants, and opioids. Depressants are often prescribed for sleep disorders and anxiety, while stimulants are prescribed for hyperactivity disorders. Opioids mostly act as a pain reliever. Here is a list of some commonly abused prescription drugs:

Depressants

  • Ambien
  • Lunesta
  • Nembutal
  • ProSom
  • Sonata
  • Valium
  • Xanax

Stimulants

  • Adderal
  • Biphentin
  • Concerta
  • Dexedrine
  • Ritalin

Opiods

  • Codeine
  • Dilaudid
  • Morphine
  • Oxycontin
  • Percocet
  • Vicodin

Caught with Pills in Ventura?

Get in touch with our firm. Our Ventura criminal defense attorneys can investigate your charges and find additional information that will help your case. We have a number of defenses that we can use for prescription drug cases, such as arguing that the pills were somebody else's, even if found on your property. Our legal team has many years of experience in criminal law, that we can use protect your rights. Contact us today to get your free online case evaluation!

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