Experienced DuPage County Prescription Drugs Attorneys
Because prescription drugs are not illicit drugs, often there is a false perception that they are not as addictive. In fact, it is as easy to become addicted to some prescription medications as it is to become addicted to marijuana, cocaine, and other illegal drugs. Prescription drug addiction often leads to drug-seeking criminal activity. At Ramsell & Associates, LLC, we are experienced in representing clients facing prescription drug charges. We understand the unique aspects of these types of criminal charges and seek to minimize the negative consequences facing our clients.
Prescription Drug Charges in Illinois
People from all walks of life fall into prescription drug addiction. These addictions typically begin with a valid prescription for a valid medical problem. Before an individual even recognizes they have a problem, however, a powerful addiction can develop. Commonly abused prescription drugs include:
- OxyContin and oxycodone
There comes a time when a valid prescription runs out of refills and a physician will no longer prescribe more. For those with real addictions, this can be the turning point when criminal behavior begins. Whether it is falsifying prescriptions, stealing prescriptions drugs, or buying prescription drugs illegally, this behavior can lead to serious criminal charges. Even just possessing a prescription drug without a valid prescription is a crime.
While these charges are very serious, they do not have to ruin your life. With proper representation, it is possible to effectively defend against prescription drug charges and avoid a conviction on your record. If you have a clean criminal record, you may be able to take advantage of first offender probation or drug court. These options can allow you to avoid jail time, get drug treatment, and prevent a permanent mark on your criminal record. We are experienced in helping clients access these alternative sentencing options and complete the programs successfully.
If you or a loved one is facing prescription drug charges, contact us to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Our attorneys will answer your questions and work with you to devise the best defense strategy. Our firm represents clients in DuPage County and throughout the Chicagoland area.