Combating Prescription Drug Criminal Charges

We live in a society where prescription drugs are often the first solution. Rather than treating problems, many doctors treat symptoms. When individuals who struggle to concentrate or sleep are quickly handed medications, it’s no surprise that there are so many addicts. The attorneys at Leonard, Hammond, Thoma & Terrill, P.C., defend individuals throughout northeast Indiana who face charges for the illegal possession of prescription drugs, including:

  • Vicodin
  • Hydrocodone
  • OxyContin
  • Ritalin
  • Methadone

Defending Students Against Prescription Drug Charges

Individuals can face prescription drug charges for a range of offenses. For example, a student who has prescription drugs that are not in the original bottle could face charges, even if the student has a prescription for the drugs. We’ve worked with students who kept their medication in pill boxes (instead of the original bottles) and faced charges for illegal possession.

In other situations, medical professionals may do little if they suspect students are abusing prescription drugs. Rather than address the concerns, some doctors and pharmacists may fill prescriptions for lower dosages without telling students that they suspect abuse.

When we defend individuals, we focus not only on protecting their liberty and criminal records, but also on addressing the underlying problem. We help individuals determine whether they qualify for a drug court program. Individuals who complete a 12- to 18-month program may have the charges dropped.

Contact Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyers

Learn more about the steps an experienced criminal defense attorney can take to protect your freedom, future and record. Schedule a free initial consultation using our online contact form or by calling 260-564-2711.