It is an unfortunate fact in not only in Juneau County, but throughout the country, that we are facing an opioid crisis. Often times, when people hear the word opioid they assume heroin, but opioids also include prescription painkillers. Any time an individual goes to the doctor and is prescribed pain pills such as Hydrocodone, Oxycodone, or Codeine, they are being prescribed an opioid. For many once they start to feel better, there is no longer a need for the pills and they’ll store the leftovers in a medicine cabinet. Unfortunately, teens and other family members may take these leftover pills and either experiment with them, which has been proven to be deadly, or be influenced to sell them.
In the Juneau County, it does not matter if this is your first run in with the law, being charged with possession of an opioid is considered a felony. Being charged with a felony though does not mean you should lose all hope. Our attorneys can defend you against prescription drug charges. As with all charges brought against you, the sooner you are able to speak with an attorney the better chance you have of obtaining a favorable outcome. If you are looking to aggressively fight these accusations, please contact us today to arrange a free consultation with one of our attorneys.
If you feel that a loved one is abusing prescription drugs, please remember that there are resources that can help them get on the road to recovery. The current opioid crisis in this country is alarming and anyone can develop an addiction. If you are looking to speak with someone please reach out to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.