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Drug possession charges over prescription medication

From heroin to cocaine and other substances, most people realize the serious nature of being charged with possessing unlawful street drugs. However, it is important to be aware that people may find themselves accused of this offense if they are caught with prescription medication, in some instances. For example, those who do not have a prescription for a certain type of prescription drug may find themselves in court for possession and they may also face harsh penalties that shatter their life. Furthermore, the possession of prescription drugs without a prescription has become increasingly widespread in recent years.

How common is underage drunk driving?

Many people realize the different ways that drunk driving charges can shatter a person’s life, whether they experience problems in the workplace or at home. Prison time, financial penalties, the loss of driving privileges and other consequences can make life very difficult on a daily basis for those who have been charged with DUI. However, some people can face a particularly challenging time when they are charged with driving under the influence, such as those who are under the age of 21. Moreover, underage drunk driving occurs more frequently than some parents may be aware of.

Drug trafficking charges involving prescription medication

All drug-related charges have the potential to bring serious consequences for those who have been accused of breaking the law, but some can be especially severe. For example, the consequences associated with drug trafficking charges may be much more significant than those which come with drug possession charges. Moreover, when some people think of drug trafficking, they may envision street drugs that have been manufactured in a developing country and secretly transported into the U.S. However, these charges may also arise over prescription medications.

When your child is charged with drug trafficking

For most parents, finding out that their child is charged with any type of drug crime can be terrifying, even relatively minor charges such as possession of drug paraphernalia. However, certain offenses can be especially upsetting, such as drug trafficking. If your child has been accused of this offense, you may be worried about being unable to spend time with them while they are behind bars and you could also have concerns related to their future. This is an extremely concerning situation for parents and their children and it is pivotal for you to handle these charges properly.

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