Many doctors freely prescribe opiates such as OxyContin, Opana, Darvon, Demerol and Lomotil for treatment of pain conditions. Unfortunately, long-term use of opioids can lead to physical dependence and addiction. When the prescription runs out, the user may turn to illegal sources of the drugs. This can lead to criminal charges.
Established in 1965, the Berry Law Firm has developed and maintained a national reputation for excellence in protecting the rights of people accused of serious state and federal drug crimes. From our offices in Lincoln and Omaha, our attorneys have defended people facing felony drug charges throughout Nebraska.
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 16 million Americans take prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants and other drugs for nonmedical purposes each year. Taking a prescription drug that is not prescribed for you is a crime in Nebraska and other states.
Many people who have been arrested for use of a prescription drug without a prescription focus on short-term consequences such as a fine, jail time or probation. However, the long-term consequences of having a criminal record can have a far more significant effect on a person’s life and career.
When defending those charged with prescription drug crimes, our goal is to minimize the potential consequences. If the accused is eligible, options such as drug courts and pretrial diversion may provide options for resolving the charges without a criminal conviction.
Depending on the circumstances of the arrest, the accused may have strong defenses. The following are examples of defenses our lawyers have successfully raised in drug possession cases:
Click here to download our Drug Stop Handbook.
For more information,
contact the prescription drug charge defense lawyers at the Berry Law Firm at
(402) 817-6550 in Lincoln or Omaha.