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College kids and amphetamines—Not a great combination

On Behalf of | Apr 14, 2020 | criminal law | 0 comments

College kids in the Williamsport area are under a lot of stress. They are taking difficult classes, confronted with loads of homework and exams, and many have to hold down a job as well in order to pay tuition. There is no doubt college kids are extremely busy and in order for them to keep up with everything they may get involved in amphetamines.

Some college kids use amphetamines to study more or pull an all-nighter. These amphetamines can go by names such as Addy (Adderall) or Ritz (Ritalin) or what parents may know as speed. These drugs have been around for decades because of their ability to keep people awake, allow them to focus, and to help lose weight. Recently they have also been prescribed for ADHD for millions of children and adults.

Those who do not have a valid prescription for these drugs can face drug possession charges. A first offense drug possession charge in Pennsylvania is generally treated as a misdemeanor and a person can face a fine and jail time. If a person is facing a subsequent arrest they can face much more serious consequences.

If a family finds themselves in a situation where their college kid is facing these serious charges they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in criminal defense. An attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding the arrest and help advise their client as to what their options may be. An attorney understands that it is important that their client aggressively fights these charges in order to protect their future.