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Adderall Abuse Charges in California

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Adderall is a prescription drug that is given to individuals who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. It is a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine, which makes it a central nervous system stimulant, according to the National Institutes of Health.

While Adderall is meant to be for people with ADHD, there are reports of growing levels of abuse of this drug, especially among college students and other young adults. There are many people who are arrested for allegations that they illegally possessed, purchased or sold Adderall.

Have you been arrested for a drug offense involving Adderall in San Diego, California? If so, you will need a strong defense plan so that you can avoid facing harmful penalties and a criminal conviction on your record. I am a San Diego drug offense lawyer who has 20 years of experience. Turn to my law firm, Kern Law, APC, for high-quality representation!

Adderall Abuse Information

For a person who has ADHD, Adderall actually calms the individual and allows him or her to be more focused. Adderall is also sometimes used to treat people who struggle with narcolepsy. Because of the drug's effects, it has been discovered that many college students use it illicitly to help them stay awake and cram. In fact, research has shown that among the 18-34 age group, emergency room visits stemming from non-medical use of stimulant drugs (including Adderall) has grown by more than 300 percent over a period of six years, according to CBS News.

Consequences Under California Law

Adderall is a Schedule II controlled substance that falls into the stimulants category. When individuals are accused of having Adderall without a valid prescription and it appears to be for their personal use, they can end up facing possession charges. Having a large amount of the drug can potentially lead to charges of possession with intent to sell, or even trafficking. Others may face charges for actual distribution, such as for an alleged delivery or sale.

Furthermore, there are physicians who are arrested and charged for allegedly prescribing Adderall and other drugs to patients who do not actually have a medical need for them (a practice that falls into the category of prescription fraud).

Need an Attorney for Adderall Charges in San Diego?

At Kern Law, APC, I can help you form a defense strategy that will be used to help you protect your best interests. This might involve working to get the case dismissed, fighting the charges through trial or working with prosecutors to help you get into a drug diversion program that could eliminate jail time.

There are many different defense approaches that can be taken, such as proving that you had a legitimate prescription, that you never actually possessed the drugs, that your charges should be reduced or that you simply deserve a second chance.

Contact my firm to learn more about how I can assist you!