Ritalin is a drug commonly associated with use in children who suffer from attention deficit disorder, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. But in recent years, the drug _ which is a central nervous system stimulant _ has become popular on the illegal prescription drug network.
So, police are watching for people who they believe may be in possession of Ritalin to illegally distribute it.
If you have been arrested for Ritalin possession and, you need to talk to criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone. He understands New Hampshire’s drug laws and will be there to help walk you through the judicial system. Without an experienced attorney by your side, this could be a very scary journey.What is Ritalin?
This is a drug that affects chemicals in the brain and nervous system that contribute to a person’s hyperactivity and impulse control. So, this is why it’s a perfect drug for children who suffer from ADD or ADHD.
But, as with many other drugs, this one can be habit-forming if it’s not used as prescribed, or under a doctor’s care. And people who have anxiety, glaucoma, tics or Tourette’s syndrome shouldn’t use it. A stimulant that is improperly used can cause heart attacks, strokes or even sudden death for anyone suffering from heart disease, high blood pressure or a heart defect.
This is one of the drugs that has commonly been part of the illegal prescription drug craze.
You’ll need the assistance of our legal experts at The Anzalone Law Firm if you’ve been arrested on a drug possession charge. This is a serious offense and officials in New Hampshire don’t tread lightly on people who are accused of drug crimes. Michael Anzalone understands the state’s drug laws and he will work diligently to make sure that you get the best possible outcome when your case goes before a judge.
There are many ways an attorney can help you. For example, your lawyer will want to make sure that the police followed all the laws when making an arrest. Did they illegally stop your vehicle? Did they make an illegal search? Your attorney will want to see the arrest report and make sure that everything was done properly.
Which brings us to what you should do after an arrest. First, never talk to the police without your attorney present. He will make sure that you don’t say anything that can get you in deeper trouble.
A drug charge can be really serious. Even if this is your first arrest, you could face up to seven years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000, depending on the circumstances of your case.
Keep this in mind. A drug arrest can turn your life upside down. Be prepared to lose your driving privileges and possibly even your job if you are convicted. And a judge may order you into an extensive rehabilitation program, which can cost you a lot of time and money.
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