Shoplifting and Prescription Drug Use

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Licensed for 22 years

Attorney in Torrance, CA

Every day in this country individuals are arrested and charged with shoplifting in stores and malls.  The growing number of shoplifting incidents seem to correlate to the increased use of various prescription drugs being dispensed by doctors in the United States.  From one Shoplifting Defense Attorney Perspective, the correlation is not simple coincedence

Drugs given to those that are depressed and have mental issues are commonly associated with impairing judgement and everyday tasks.  Drugs such as Zoloft and Xanax and other antidepressants seem to be involved more and more with criminal acts.  One DUI Involving Prescription Drugs Lawyer has related a number of incidents and anecdotal evidence that those taking these drugs are being affected with judgment impairing consequences.  Many have called for a scientific study and others a governmental inquiry into the longlasting effect of these medications.

Every day in this country individuals are arrested and charged with shoplifting in stores and malls.  The growing number of shoplifting incidents seem to correlate to the increased use of various prescription drugs being dispensed by doctors in the United States.  From one Shoplifting Defense Attorney Perspective, the correlation is not simple coincedence

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