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Addicted to opioids? You deserve support, not prison time

If you go to a medial provider for pain relief options, something they may prescribe is an opioid. In short-term situations and for people who need low doses, there isn't much of a risk. However, for longer-term pain relief, there is a high risk of addiction, even when the drugs are taken as directed.

Get a good criminal defense attorney to help your case

When you're in trouble with the law, you should never ignore the fact that a good criminal defense attorney can significantly help your case. Your defense attorney does many things for you, from helping you understand the charges to building up a defense that helps paint you in the best possible light in court.

What is 'mens rea?'

Criminal law is complicated, so it's no wonder you feel overwhelmed after being arrested. You aren't sure where to start. You're not sure how to protect yourself, and the people around you aren't being much help.

What happens if you're arrested for legal opiate possession?

Right now, the opioid crisis is so serious that it's in the news, on the minds of the authorities and something that most people have become familiar with. People who use opioids can become addicted and dependent, turning to the illicit drug market to get the medications despite no longer needing them for a legitimate purpose.

Not all who take drugs do so willingly: Your defense

It's important for anyone accused of a crime to have the chance to defend themselves. Whether you're a minor or an adult, a criminal conviction can have a serious impact on your life moving forward. Depending on the type of conviction, you could face penalties including prison, heavy fines, the loss of a license or other serious punishments.

Why do people get addicted to heroin?

There are many drugs that are illegal, and they are not able to be in your possession or used by you without specific permissions from the government (clinical trials, for instance, or laboratory use). For example, heroin is illegal and has no known medical use in the United States. However, it used to be used to manage pain before it was discovered to be extremely addictive. As a result, people today may be prescribed pain medications in the form of opiates. That doesn't mean that heroin can be used or that it should be used by anyone since the risks are too high.

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