False accusations happen with prescription drug crimes

Drug crimes can land you in hot water with the law. Whether you're simply possessing a prescription that was not for you, or you're facing trouble because of transporting drugs across state lines, you need to do all you can to protect your interests.

If you possess a prescription drug that you don't have a prescription for, you can face penalties. You could be charged with a prescription drug charge, which has some of the same penalties as the penalties you'd face for possessing illegal drugs.

The opioid crisis plays a role in prescription drug penalties today

Since the opioid crisis has become so serious, it has made authorities stricter on those with prescription medications. They're more likely to make sure you're carrying your own medications if they're out in the open during a traffic stop, for example.

The goal is to prevent people from becoming addicted or dependent on drugs like painkillers, but the reality is that many innocent people are also falsely accused. For example, it's normal for a husband or wife to pick up a prescription for a spouse. They shouldn't face allegations for doing so.

Unfortunately, these kinds of accusations do occur, even when someone has been attempting to do something kind for someone else. If you are accused of possessing a prescription drug without a prescription but have a good explanation, then you should be able to defend yourself and negate the charges against you. Our site has more on what you can do if you're falsely accused of prescription drug abuse or other prescription drug crimes.

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