You were out with friends having a good time when one of them offered you some hydrocodone. You weren't trying to get high, you'd just sprained your ankle and were in a lot of pain. You didn't see any harm in taking the medication, but an officer saw her give you a pill out of the bottle.
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Small arguments can sometimes lead to real horror stories for individuals caught in the wrong situation. What might be a normal conversation that leaves someone dissatisfied could turn into a fight when drugs, alcohol or other substances are involved.
Drug trafficking, even in the smallest of amounts, can result in serious penalties. As the volume of drugs increases, so do the potential consequences. Depending on the circumstances, large fines and long prison sentences are not out of the question.
While most people are familiar with the many types of drug charges, such as possession and trafficking, the same doesn't always hold true when it comes to paraphernalia.
Drug possession criminal charges are extremely serious, as a conviction could result in community service, fines, probation and/or a long prison sentence.
Drug charges in New York are not unbeatable. As it turns out, some of them do not have the merit that police and prosecutors think they have when they are levied. One recent case is showing the limits of field tests for narcotics and other illicit substances limited or prohibited by New York law.
You've probably seen the public service announcements on television. One family member goes to the doctor and receives a prescription for what ails them. That individual discontinues the use of the medication before they've finished the bottle. Another family member gets hurt, and instead of going to the doctor, decides to open up the medicine cabinet and take whatever is in there. You should know that taking a medication without it being prescribed to you is illegal.
Drug offenses are divided up into two distinct categories in the state of New York. There are marijuana-related crimes and then ones involving any other controlled substance.
Drug charges can change your life in an instant. You may go from living a normal life to finding yourself facing serious charges and being taken to the police station while under arrest.
Drug charges have the potential to be devastating to your life. It can be extremely frustrating when those charges shouldn't have been filed to begin with.