Wisconsin residents may not be aware of this, but allegations of prescription abuse will fall under the umbrella of drug-related crimes right alongside illegal drugs. This means you could be facing some hefty penalties if convicted. Mayer Law Office, LLC, is here to help you fight your charges.
The first thing to understand is that there are many areas in cases involving prescription medication where misunderstandings can happen. Many people keep their prescriptions in unmarked bottles or containers. You may even use old containers for new and different medicines. This can easily lead to investigators believing you are taking a prescription that doesn’t belong to you, or that you are intentionally taking the wrong prescription.
It’s important to check the validity of your prescriptions and ensure that they’re all up to date. In many cases, misunderstandings can be cleared up by confirming that you are indeed the owner of a medication, or that the medicine you claim to own is actually what you say it is. However, because some medicine storage bottles are unmarked, it’s also possible that you’ve been taking the wrong medication without even realizing it. This is another genuine mistake that can be cleared up in court.
Misunderstandings in prescription drug cases aren’t uncommon. When dealing with any sort of drug related charge, including those dealing with prescriptions, it’s important to understand the law and how your situation fits into it. Take a look at our web page on drug charges and defense to figure out what your next move should be.