Understanding and Fighting Prescription Drug Charges

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG CHARGES IN GEORGIA

Athens is a college town, home to the University of Georgia. As a result, Athens and University of Georgia police frequently charge people with prescription drug crimes other than the most common charges encountered in the general population. Some of the most common drugs include:

 

Adderall – A stimulant used to treat ADD/ADHD
Ritalin – A stimulant used to treat ADD/ADHD
Lortab/Vicodin – An opiate painkiller
OxyContin – An opiate painkiller
Ambien – Sleep aid
Xanax – Anti-anxiety medication
Klonopin – Anti-anxiety medication
Valium – Anti-anxiety medication

 

Many people think that prescription drugs aren’t treated as severely as other illegal drugs, but this is not the case. You can be charged with a prescription drug crime if you possess any prescription drug that was not prescribed to you. This includes prescription drugs that someone may have accidentally left at your home or in your car. The result of these charges can include severe penalties.

PENALTIES FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG CRIMES

The penalties for prescription drug crimes can be very harsh. They can include jail time, heavy fines, mandatory treatment paid for out of your pocket, probation, drug and alcohol testing, community service, and more. Additionally, depending on the type and quantity of prescription drugs you are accused of having, you can be charged with a felony. Felony convictions can cause you to lose certain civil liberties like voting and the ability to legally own a firearm.

 

Individuals accused of prescription drug crimes while in their car also risk that being charged with DUI drugs. This charge counts as a DUI but can carry stiffer penalties. DUI Drugs can cause you to lose your driver’s license. Moreover, you may suffer consequences from your family, friends, employer, or school, including losing your scholarship or being asked to leave the university.

FIGHTING PRESCRIPTION DRUG CHARGES IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA

If you’ve been charged with prescription drug charge in Athens, Athens-Clarke County, The University of Georgia, Watkinsville, Madison, Winder, Oconee County, Oglethorpe County, or anywhere else in the area around Athens, you’ll want to get an aggressive and experienced attorney.

 

Jason Slider has the skills and experience needed to work towards the best possible outcome from your prescription drug case. He has tried criminal cases for more than 13 years and has spent time as a state prosecutor as well as a defense lawyer. As a result, he knows the ins and outs of the system, and where the prosecution’s case is the weakest. Jason will use those weaknesses to get you the best possible outcome for your case.

 

Individuals accused of prescription drug crimes while in their car also risk that being charged with DUI drugs. This charge counts as a DUI but can carry stiffer penalties. DUI Drugs can cause you to lose your driver’s license. Moreover, you may suffer consequences from your family, friends, employer, or school, including losing your scholarship or being asked to leave the university.

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PRESCRIPTION DRUG CHARGES IN GEORGIA

Athens is a college town, home to the University of Georgia. As a result, Athens and University of Georgia police frequently charge people with prescription drug crimes other than the most common charges encountered in the general population. Some of the most common drugs include:

 

Adderall – A stimulant used to treat ADD/ADHD
Ritalin – A stimulant used to treat ADD/ADHD
Lortab/Vicodin – An opiate painkiller
OxyContin – An opiate painkiller
Ambien – Sleep aid
Xanax – Anti-anxiety medication
Klonopin – Anti-anxiety medication
Valium – Anti-anxiety medication

 

Many people think that prescription drugs aren’t treated as severely as other illegal drugs, but this is not the case. You can be charged with a prescription drug crime if you possess any prescription drug that was not prescribed to you. This includes prescription drugs that someone may have accidentally left at your home or in your car. The result of these charges can include severe penalties.

PENALTIES FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG CRIMES

The penalties for prescription drug crimes can be very harsh. They can include jail time, heavy fines, mandatory treatment paid for out of your pocket, probation, drug and alcohol testing, community service, and more. Additionally, depending on the type and quantity of prescription drugs you are accused of having, you can be charged with a felony. Felony convictions can cause you to lose certain civil liberties like voting and the ability to legally own a firearm.

 

Individuals accused of prescription drug crimes while in their car also risk that being charged with DUI drugs. This charge counts as a DUI but can carry stiffer penalties. DUI Drugs can cause you to lose your driver’s license. Moreover, you may suffer consequences from your family, friends, employer, or school, including losing your scholarship or being asked to leave the university.

FIGHTING PRESCRIPTION DRUG CHARGES IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA

If you’ve been charged with prescription drug charge in Athens, Athens-Clarke County, The University of Georgia, Watkinsville, Madison, Winder, Oconee County, Oglethorpe County, or anywhere else in the area around Athens, you’ll want to get an aggressive and experienced attorney.

 

Jason Slider has the skills and experience needed to work towards the best possible outcome from your prescription drug case. He has tried criminal cases for more than 13 years and has spent time as a state prosecutor as well as a defense lawyer. As a result, he knows the ins and outs of the system, and where the prosecution’s case is the weakest. Jason will use those weaknesses to get you the best possible outcome for your case.

 

Individuals accused of prescription drug crimes while in their car also risk that being charged with DUI drugs. This charge counts as a DUI but can carry stiffer penalties. DUI Drugs can cause you to lose your driver’s license. Moreover, you may suffer consequences from your family, friends, employer, or school, including losing your scholarship or being asked to leave the university.

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