Abuse Of Prescription Drugs
Addiction to opioids and other prescription drugs is as much a problem in Texas as it is in the rest of the country. Evidence suggests that overdoses account for thousands of deaths in the state each year. As such, it is no surprise that the authorities are becoming increasingly focused on abusers of prescription drugs. Individuals charged with the unlawful possession or distribution of opioids face penalties as strict as – and, often stricter than – those handed out for other drug crimes.
Kyle Law Firm offers aggressive, experienced legal representation to individuals facing criminal charges related to prescription drugs. Our lawyers have earned a record of success in these cases. They understand how to work within the local court system to reduce the charges our clients face. Our attorneys are unafraid to try matters before a jury, where they have won acquittals many times. Based in New Braunfels, we practice throughout Central Texas.
How Widespread Is The Use Of Prescriptions?
Nearly 5% of Texans have used prescription drugs recreationally. Moreover, 22% of high schoolers have said they’ve used pharmaceutical agents – including oxycodone, Xanax and Adderall – without a prescription. The drugs themselves are everywhere. In many cases, individuals taking them are unaware that they’re committing a serious crime.
Yet, the courts prosecute offenders harshly. Those charged face up to a year in prison as well as $4,000 in fines. In addition, convicted individuals can lose their driving privileges and professional licenses. Students in college and high school – some of the heaviest users of prescription narcotics – stand to have their scholarships and financial aid revoked and may be subject to expulsion.
This is why working with a knowledgeable attorney is key.
Legal Support When You Most Need It
To learn more about how Kyle Law Firm can help you assemble the strongest possible defense, reach out to us. You can call us at 830-620-9402 or arrange an appointment online. Initial consultations are free, allowing our lawyers to assess your situation and inform you of your options before you are obliged to retain us.