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Prescription Drug Charges

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Prescription drugs are often necessary for those taking them and can bring needed relief or even save the patient’s life. Some prescription drugs are popular for recreational use, which is illegal. Misuse of prescription drugs is a serious offense in Colorado and can result in significant penalties. Prescription drug crimes are the misuse of prescription drugs, administration of illegal prescriptions, or alteration of prescriptions.

Penalties for Prescription Drug Crimes

The penalties for prescription drug charges are severe. Depending on the type of prescription drug, the amount, and the intent for the medication, the punishments can vary. Selling or distributing drugs has more serious punishments, but the penalty for recreational use is lighter.

These penalties may include:

  • Heavy fines
  • Jail time
  • Loss of medical or pharmacist license
  • Potential felony conviction

In addition to the legal penalties you may face, you may also struggle to find employment after the loss of your professional license or damage to your reputation.

Examples of Prescription Drug Crimes

Prescription drug crimes can occur in a number of ways. They can be committed by users as well as doctors, pharmacists, or even drug dealers.

Some ways that prescription drug crimes can be committed are:

  • Stealing a prescription pad from a medical professional
  • Altering prescriptions
  • Copying valid prescriptions
  • Filling prescriptions for a friend or another person
  • Forging prescriptions
  • Writing prescriptions for non-medical or recreational use
  • Filling a prescription without proper authorization
  • Use of medication for recreational use
  • Possession of prescription medications for recreational use
  • Distributing prescription medications

Commonly Abused Medications

Some medications are more commonly abused than others. These medications include:

  • Pain Killers: Codeine, Morphine, Percocet, Methadone, Oxycodone, Oxycontin, and Percodan
  • Barbiturates: Mebaral, Seconal, and Nembutal
  • Benzodiazepines: Xanax, Ativan, Librium, ProSom, Halcion, and Valium
  • Sleeping Pills: Lunesta, Sonata, and Ambien
  • Methylphenidate: Ritalin and Concerta
  • Amphetamines: Adderall

Many of the medications on this list are highly addictive. Often, prescription drug abuse happens due to addiction. Patients may have been prescribed medications for a period of time and became addicted, they may have received the medication from another person, or they may have taken someone else’s medication. It is important to keep track of prescription medications and keep them out of reach of teens and children because of the dangers of these medications being used recreationally.

Start Your Defense with the Orr Law Firm

If you’ve been accused of a prescription drug charge, you need an experienced drug crimes attorney. The consequences of a prescription drug charge can be life-changing, so you will want to mount your best defense as soon as possible to protect your career, reputation, and freedom.

The Denver drug crime lawyers at the Orr Law Firm have extensive experience defending our clients from prescription drug charges. Our team believes that building a personal connection is key to a strong defense, and we will work to ensure you feel that you can trust us to protect you. Our knowledgeable, skilled attorneys will explain the details of your case so you can best understand what you’re up against and how to proceed.

Contact the Orr Law Firm for a free consultation. Call our office at (303) 818-2448.

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