When you think of drug charges, you might think of those related to the sale, distribution, manufacturing or use of a illegal drugs. It might come as a surprise that you can face criminal charges for the use or sale of legal drugs.
Prescription drug charges are very serious matters. Some people think that sharing or selling these prescription drugs is fine as long as nobody gets hurt. The issue here is that any prescription drug is legal only for the person to whom it is prescribed. If you sell your prescription or use someone else's prescription, you can face legal consequences.
Some college students find this out the hard way when they use or sell "study drugs" like Adderall or Ritalin. These drugs are meant to help people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. However, when a person without this condition takes the drugs, they have a stimulant effect.
When you consider the fact that selling or buying these drugs can land you in prison for a long time, especially if the transaction takes place on or near the school grounds, you can see why this isn't something that you should consider doing. Instead, you need to find legal ways to stay awake or to make the money that you need to make.
You also have to think about how a drug conviction could harm your schooling. These charges can prevent you from being able to get the student financial aid that you might need to finish your schooling. Plus, a criminal conviction might bar you from getting your dream job. Your defense strategy is crucial if you are facing these charges, so consider our options carefully.
Source: FindLaw, "Legal Consequences of Selling 'Study Drugs' Like Adderall and Ritalin," George Khoury, Esq., accessed April 17, 2017