Prescription drugs are highly regulated substances and as such the legislature has made a number of activities in relation to prescription drugs criminal. Although illegal drugs are often viewed as more dangerous and criminal there are more offenses in relation to prescription drugs because they are not made illegal across the board. For example there are crimes relating to forging prescriptions or obtaining prescriptions by fraud as well as the unlawful possession, distribution, and use of prescription drugs. What this means is that people need to be especially careful when they are dealing with prescription drugs because conduct that they might not think is against the law actually is. In the case of illegal drugs most people are aware that any conduct involving those substances is illegal, but its not such a clear line when prescription drugs are involved.
Fighting Prescription Drug Charges
While one may think that prescription drug cases are easier to win because there are some lawful uses the reality is that they are just as hard as illegal drug cases like heroin possession or marijuana possession. Due to the mountain of regulation in relation to prescription drugs, hospitals, pharmacies, and doctors there is always a paper trial that law enforcement and prosecutors can use to show the illegal conduct. This means that those being charged with offenses in relation to prescription drugs need to make sure they have legal counsel to help protect themselves because they most likely will not be able to do it on their own.
Northern Utah Drug Crimes Attorney | Prescription Drug Crimes
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime in relation to prescription drugs then you need to understand that these are very serious charges that range from misdemeanors to felonies. If your case is Northern Utah then call Ogden Criminal Defense today, we work in all Northern Utah courts including Layton, Bountiful, Ogden, and Logan. The attorneys at Ogden Criminal Defense are experienced criminal defenders and they know how to get you the outcome you deserve.