A Calgary Lawyer Warns: Prescriptions Can Lead to Criminal Charges

Pharmaceutical drugs are one of the most important innovations of modern mankind, having saved countless lives and improved the quality of life for many more.

Many of the drugs that have been developed to treat various symptoms and ailments are also prone to abuse by "recreational" users and by those suffering from dependency problems, and in many cases, even in instances where drugs have been legally prescribed, it is possible for pharmaceuticals to lead to criminal charges.

If you've been prescribed a drug, it's important to listen to your doctor and your pharmacist and to follow instructions carefully. Different drugs affect different people in different ways, so you shouldn't drive a car or do anything else that is potentially dangerous after taking any drug for the first time, and after taking any drug known to have psychoactive effects, even if you don't think they will impair your ability or your judgment, your best bet is to keep out from behind the wheel.

It's also important that you do not give your prescription drugs to anyone else, and that you do not take any prescription drugs that have not been prescribed to you. Not only is this important for your health, but it is also safest from a legal perspective. In some cases, transferring pharmaceutical drugs without the medical licensing necessary could lead to drug trafficking charges. 

Your best legal defence is being aware of the law. If you have any questions regarding a pending drug-related offence in the Greater Calgary Area, please contact Calgary defence lawyer Susan Karpa today.