Who Is At Risk Of Arrest For Prescription Drug Charges?
Drug dependency and the slippery slope to illegal prescription drug trafficking can affect people of all ages, occupations and social classes. However, criminal defense attorneys are aware of the large numbers of college students and middle-aged women who fall into this kind of trap.
College Students Can Get Caught Up In Passing Around Pills
College students tend to be susceptible to drug trafficking charges as they become part of large, loosely connected social groups. Informal offers or requests from friends or friends of friends may feel casual. “Sure, I have a few extras leftover from my wisdom tooth removal surgery. Do you need one?” Before long, an individual can be habitually involved in prescription drug trafficking as well as consumption.
‘Fine Upstanding Citizens,’ Are Susceptible To Drug Trafficking Activities
Middle-aged people, on the other hand, sometimes become depressed and isolated — and find it easy to persuade doctors to prescribe narcotic painkillers for minor ailments. At some point, a social connection becomes a pipeline for drug trafficking. People arrested for prescription drug trafficking are often considered to be upstanding members of their communities. Their families and friends may be shocked to imagine the person in serious legal trouble.
Denial Is Not An Effective Legal Defense
Many prescription drug charges are brought against clients who have never had previous problems with the law. There may be a sense of shame or denial at work. The individuals involved may not have admitted to themselves that “selling a few” Xanax, Vicodin or OxyContin pills was as serious a crime as channeling cocaine from South America to homeless drug addicts.
There may be a difference in perception in your mind based on your circumstances and self-image, but there is no difference in the eyes of the law if you are not a pharmacist administering legitimate prescriptions and you have been engaged in drug trafficking.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation
Prescription drug charges often involve people of all age groups, occupations and social statuses. Call our office at 269-216-4573 to arrange for a free, confidential consultation with a drug lawyer if you have been accused, charged or arrested for selling narcotic painkillers to others. Discuss strategies for fighting drug crime charges and the importance of taking action to protect your future. Or email us and we will respond promptly.