Prescription Drug Abuse in Nevada

Prescription drug abuse is a rising epidemic in the nation, and as such, stringent laws are in place to ensure against this dangerous offense. Not only do these offenses seriously threaten one's health, but it can bring some grave penalties as well. One possible consequence could be landing with a Category C felony charge, punishable by 1 to 5 years in state prison and up to $10,000 in fines. The most commonly abused prescription drugs include opioids/narcotics/pain relievers, depressants, and stimulants. Some drugs that can be obtained through prescription and have some accepted medical use include substances such as opium, Vicodin, morphine, and anabolic steroids. Common methods of obtaining these drugs include doctor shopping and prescription fraud.

Doctor shopping is when someone goes to multiple doctors and pharmacies to get their hands on more and more of the prescription. This is illegal. Potentially, this could prove to be a mistake, caused by a lack of communication between doctors, but if you cannot provide a valid defense, you could face felony charges. Prescription fraud involves doctors giving out illegitimate prescriptions. A possible defense may be found in Entrapment Law, which means proving that undercover police were actually responsible for inducing the doctor to give out a fraudulent.

Las Vegas Drug Crime Attorney Can Fight for You

Whatever the charge, you will likely be facing felony charges for prescription drug abuse. Not only does this entail years in state prison, plus thousands and thousands of dollars in fines, but you could be facing life as a convicted felon. That means that your record would be stained, foiling attempts to find a good place to live and get the job you want. These are consequences you cannot afford.

You need to be aware of available defenses, and you need a Las Vegas drug crime attorney who can vigorously defend all your charges. Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Phil Brown is a former prosecutor, which means he has insider knowledge about the prosecution. This gives him the edge in crafting a defense. When you need knowledgeable and aggressive defense, you can trust The Brown Law Offices.

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