Drug Crime Laws in West Virginia

Facing criminal charges for a drug crime? Top West Virginia drug attorney Todd Le Neve is here to help.

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Drug crimes in West Virginia are of growing concern

Drug use and abuse ends up at the heart of so many other crimes committed around the state, such as burglaries and violent crimes against individuals.

As a result, law enforcement, the West Virginia legislature, and the justice system have, understandably, placed a great emphasis on preventing and prosecuting drug cases.

As a result of this increased focus, it is getting harder and harder for ordinary citizens to avoid actions that were once entirely lawful.

For example, someone suffering from allergies can no longer just go to the drug store to buy common allergy medicines such as Sudafed. Why? Sudafed is a key ingredient in the illegal production of methamphetamine, a drug that has grown in popularity at an astounding rate. You can no longer buy some common allergy medicines, such as Sudafed, off the shelf. As a result, each purchase of Sudafed must be recorded in a registry kept by pharmacies and those purchases go into a statewide database. Now, purchasing or attempting to purchase an amount greater than the law permits can lead to arrest and prosecution of that citizen.

Or consider a person who truly needs prescription medication to help recover from work-related surgery. If one doctor refuses to issue a prescription because of he feels it isn’t necessary, the patient cannot just go to another doctor and atempt to get the same medicine.

In today’s world of prescription drug abuse, that patient may now be considered to be “doctor shopping” in order to find a doctor who will write a prescription for medication without any questions. If that is suspected, the patient may now find himself being investigated for attempted prescription fraud.

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Make no mistake – drug abuse is a very serious problem in the United States and musty be taken seriously. However, in the effort to reduce the problem, many innocent people get caught up in the law enforcement and regulatory web.

If you find yourself accused of a drug crime, it is important that you immediately contact an experienced West Virginia drug attorney.

Clarksburg criminal defense attorney Todd La Neve is experienced in defending clients accused of drug crimes -- from simple possession .. to the manufacture of drugs … to trafficking.

Many issues surround the prosecution of a West Virginia drug crime, which is why it is critical to have an attorney by your side who understands the challenges that can and need to be made to fully protect you from an improper prosecution.

Todd La Neve has the experience to prepare your strongest possible defense. Of course, no case result can ever be guaranteed, but having the right lawyer might make all the difference when it really counts.

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