Drunk driving laws vary state by state. In most states, a first-time DUI conviction is considered a misdemeanor. However, depending on the circumstances (., BAC and injuries to others), a first-time offense can be charged as a felony. The punishment for a DUI is costly. With attorney fees, court costs, alcohol education courses, and increased insurance rates, a DUI can cost as much as $10,000. Your license will be suspended, an ignition interlock may be installed on your car for as long as a year, and you may be sentenced to a mandatory five- to 10-day jail sentence. More importantly, you could injure or kill yourself or others. Never drink and drive.
Along with the rise of prescription drug abuse there’s a growing rise in prescription fraud. Many addicts will bounce from Doctor to doctor, pharmacy to pharmacy to gain scripts to opioids and other narcotics. Some may alter scripts to get larger quantities of the medication. Many of which will fraudulently write prescriptions in order to obtain prescription drugs for personal use and illegal sales. It is not uncommon for a prescription drug addict to steal medications from friends, family and even doctor’s offices and pharmacies.