Prescription Drug Abuse
Utah Prescription Drug Abuse Crimes.
Utah has among the highest rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States. Utah treats prescription drug abuse just as it treats abuse of illicit drugs like cocaine and marijuana. Even the mere possession of prescription drugs without a valid prescription is considered a crime in Utah. Do not take these crimes lightly.
If you forge a doctor’s signature or utter a false prescription in order to obtain drugs, you have committed a felony in Utah.
Because prescription drug crimes are treated like illicit drug crimes in Utah, punishments vary, but they can be very harsh and include felony convictions and years in jail.
Do You Need a Utah Prescription Drug Abuse Attorney? Contact Brown Law.
During your free initial consultation, Brown Law’s Utah criminal defense team will examine your case in detail and determine if your prescription drug charge is the result of a misunderstanding or the fact you simply were not carrying your prescription at the time the police searched you. We will also determine if the police gathered evidence unconstitutionally (which they often do) or violated your Miranda rights (which they often do), and then aggressively challenge every aspect of the government’s case. While we strive to resolve your case long before trial, we look forward to defending our clients in the courtroom if necessary.
If you have been charged with a Utah drug crime, we are available 24/7 to help you. Call 801.685.9999 or 800.299.1016 today for your free consultation.