Many people may think that drug crimes just deal with illegal drugs, like marijuana or heroin, but that is not the case. Under the Illinois Controlled Substances Act, prescription drugs are also covered. Though both illegal and legal drugs are in the Controlled Substances Act, prescription drugs are only legal when they are prescribed to you by a physician and you are using them in accordance with the directions on the bottle and your doctor’s orders. You can get in trouble by abusing prescription drugs, just like any other drugs.
In Illinois, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act designates certain legal and illegal drugs, their classifications and the penalties for possession, distribution or misuse. The most commonly misused prescription drugs are:
There are a few ways in which prescription drugs can get you into trouble. The most common prescription drug crimes include:
Prescription drugs are legal as long as you are following your doctor’s orders and using the drugs in accordance with law. If you are being charged with a prescription drug crime, you need the immediate help of an Arlington Heights drug crimes defense attorney. Scott F. Anderson, Attorney at Law has extensive experience with these types of cases and will be 100 percent committed to providing you with the best possible defense. To get started with building your defense, call the office right away at 847-253-3400.
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