Can I Get in Trouble for Possessing Adderall?
Posted By Salvador Phillips, PLLC || Jun 7, 2016
Adderall is a drug that is widely prescribed to treat the symptoms of ADHD, but it is only legal with a valid prescription. While useful to control symptoms in people with a legitimate medical need, more people in recent years have taken to using stimulants like Adderall or Ritalin for other purposes, including as a study aid or to stimulate mood. Adderall has become popular among young people, especially college students, because of the drug’s ability to stave off fatigue and sharpen cognitive focus. However, possessing Adderall without a prescription is considered a crime.
Adderall is federally classified as a Schedule II amphetamine, which means that it is illegal to own (without a valid prescription), transport, or sell. Even intention to sell is enough for a person to be charged with a crime. Furthermore, any individual caught driving under the influence of an illegal stimulant can also face DUI charges.
Individuals facing a first-time drug charge for Adderall face the following penalties:
- A fine of up to $1,000 and/or
- Up to one year in prison
Subsequent offenses could result in enhanced penalties and may require that an individual attend substance abuse counseling.
Seasoned Phoenix Drug Crime Attorneys
Drug crimes involving violations of state and federal laws should be taken very seriously. If you are being accused of a crime in connection with Adderall or another prescription drug, you should immediately seek the help of an experienced Phoenix criminal defense lawyer at Salvador Phillips, PLLC. Our attorneys are prepared to stand by your side and defend you rights throughout the entire criminal process. You don’t have to go through this time alone!
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