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Strict standards exist for narcotic medications

When people hear about drug charges, they might automatically think of illegal drugs, but these aren't the only kinds of drugs that can lead to these criminal cases. In some cases, narcotics are the substances that are at the center of the matter. Narcotics, many of which are also referred to as opioids, are controlled substances. Only people who have a valid prescription for them can possess these drugs.

It is illegal to have any type of opioid unless you have the prescription with you at the time. It must be in your name and match the type of substance you have. It isn't legal to give these away or to sell them to others. You can face criminal charges if you mishandle these drugs.

All drugs classified as narcotics are habit-forming and have the potential of being abused, which is the reason they are so tightly regulated. They have serious side effects that range from drowsiness after taking them to withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly cease using them.

Some common narcotics include:

  • Oxycodone
  • Fentanyl
  • Morphine
  • Codeine
  • Hydrocodone

If you are caught with any of these and don't have a prescription in your name, you are facing the possibility of time in jail and other criminal penalties if you are convicted. You should begin work on your defense as soon as you are aware of the charges so you have time to explore your options. A drug conviction can have significant effects on your future. Consider these as you look into what you might do.

If you haven't been in trouble for drugs before and don't have a violent history, you might be able to go through drug court, which brings criminal penalties together with court-supervised rehabilitation for the drug addiction.

In order to best understand your viable options after an arrest over prescription drugs, get experienced legal advice.

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