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21 indicted in drug ring

New York residents who hear reports about criminal charges being levied against defendants may not always understand the nuances involved in the terminology used. For example, there can be a big difference between a third degree crime and a second degree crime. Specific terms used relate to different offenses and therefore to potentially different sets of consequences as well.

Overdoses looked at as potential crimes

Most New York residents have likely heard that the United States President recently declared that the nation is facing an emergency situation regarding opioid addiction. While that may sound positive and some people might be hopeful that more help may be made available to people with addictions, it appears other things are also happening.

Pair accused of making, selling drugs

New York residents who hear or read reports about people being arrested for and charged with drug crimes should be aware that these reports only tell a portion of the story. In fact, they very well may only tell an extremely small portion of the story. This can often make situations look very grim for defendants and all but promote the sense that the person is guilty when all that has happened is that they have been arrested and accused of a crime.

What prescriptions are most addictive?

If you have had an operation, you may well have had your doctor write you a prescription for pain medication to help you manage pain as you recover. This has become such a common practice in New York and across the nation that sadly another problem has developed in part because of this. Many people in the United States are developing addictions to these types of medications. Even worse is the fact that many people are dying due to these addictions. Others end up facing criminal charges because their addiction leads them down a dangerous path and lifestyle. 

Defining New York’s drug schedules

The stigma that often surrounds one who has been arrested for drug possession in New York City is that all such arrests are the same, no matter the substance that one was allegedly said to have been caught with. This line of thinking may group all of the over 1.56 million people the Federal Bureau of Investigation reports were arrested for drug abuse violations together, from those said to be in possession to prescription drugs without a valid reason to people who allegedly possessing controlled substances such as heroin or cocaine. The fact is that the law recognizes different classes of drugs, with their categories based on their potential for abuse and addiction.

If only avoiding conviction were as easy as filling prescriptions

Many types of drugs are so powerful, they require prescriptions for legal use. When a New York doctor writes a prescription for a particular patient, he or she is the only one legally permitted to consume the prescribed drug. Misuse of prescription medication can be just as lethal as using illegal drugs purchased on the street. In fact, alongside serious prescription medication addictions, many people throughout the nation are currently facing serious legal problems related to drug charges involving various types of prescription medications.

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