Many people rely on prescription drugs to improve their health, recover from an illness and ensure a better future.

While there is nothing wrong with taking these drugs, there are many crimes associated with this type of medication. As a result, if you take a wrong step, it could land you in hot water with the authorities.

An example of a common prescription drug crime is distribution. For instance, rather than using the drugs as intended, you decide to sell them to others. Not only is this a crime, but it can lead to a serious punishment depending on factors such as the type of drug, the amount distributed and the money that changes hands.

In the most serious of cases, those who have been convicted of selling prescription drugs have ended up with a long prison sentence.

Police are cracking down on prescription drug crimes just as much as those associated with illegal narcotics. Unfortunately, this often means that people are charged with a crime that they did not commit.

Since there is gray area associated with prescription drug crimes – such as intent – you don’t want to sit back and take the punishment handed down by the court.

Instead, you should learn more about the circumstances surrounding your arrest. Also, focus on the finer details of your charge and what you can do to prove that you did not commit a crime.

It is never easy to be faced with this situation, but you don’t want to give up. You have legal rights and they need to be protected at all costs.

Source: FindLaw, “Types of Prescription Drug Crimes,” accessed Feb. 03, 2017

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Robert W. Keller - author

Robert W. Keller practices exclusively in the areas of criminal defense law, and has been doing so since 1992. Clients are represented throughout the State of Wisconsin in both State and Federal Courts.