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. We understand how to work within the local court system to reduce the charges our clients face. We are unafraid to try matters before a jury, where we have won acquittals many times. Based in New Braunfels, we practice throughout Central Texas.
How Widespread Is The Use Of Prescriptions?
Nearly 5 percent of Texans have used prescription drugs recreationally. Moreover, 22 percent 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 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.
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