There are all sorts of ways to get into legal trouble with prescription drugs these days. It's even possible that you may have already committed a drug crime without realizing it.
Texas has been very slow to decriminalize marijuana in any way, even for medicinal purposes. Meanwhile, states as diverse as Alaska, California, Colorado, Michigan and Maine have legalized the drug for recreational use to some degree.
Imagine you're driving home from work one afternoon and you're completely sober. Nevertheless, an officer asks you to take a Breathalyzer test. What will happen if you refuse? Due to "implied consent" laws, your refusal to submit to a Breathalyzer test will result in your immediate arrest.
The holidays are here, and that means millions of Americans will be traveling away from their homes in order to visit friends and relatives for a time.
An arrest and a conviction aren't the same things -- but when an arrest for drunk driving or any other criminal charge shows up on your background check, it can certainly feel the same.
Being charged with drug possession is scary enough -- but if the prosecution elevates the charges to either possession with the intent to sell or drug trafficking, the situation could become downright terrifying.