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Date Rape Drugs

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If you’ve been accused of using a date rape drug to sexually assault another person, seek legal representation right away. These types of cases can be complicated, especially because they involve a situation in which a substance was used to render a person incapable of stopping or remembering the alleged offense.

At Marsala Law Group, we will thoroughly analyze and investigate your case to build a solid defense on your behalf. Our Denton lawyers will provide personalized attention every step of the way and stand by you both in and out of court to protect your rights and freedoms.

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Common Types of Date Rape Drugs

Any type of substance can be used to affect a person’s normal faculties.

A few of the most common date rape drugs include:

Rohypnol

Rohypnol is commonly known as a “roofie” or the “forget-me” pill. It can be addictive and cause relaxation and amnesia. Thus it is extremely dangerous in the hands of someone who intends to use it on another. The drug is often crushed into a powder and slipped into the drink of an unsuspecting victim.

The substance itself is used as an anesthetic by medical professionals, often for surgeries, but is abused by those who are either addicted to it or people who wish harm on others. When mixed with alcoholic beverages, or any other substances that cause sedation, it can land the user in the hospital.

Though Rohypnol is used in more than 60 countries, it is illegal in America and Canada.

GHB

The chemical name for GHB is gamma-hydroxybutyric acid. This is the date-rape drug. It usually comes in a liquid form, which can be mixed into other drinks. It is odorless, which makes it harder to detect, and wears off, depending on the dosage, within 6 hours.

Side effects can include:

  • Drowsiness,
  • Amnesia,
  • Slowed heartbeat, and
  • Coma

When mixed with alcohol, the user (or victim) is at risk of death.

Ketamine

Ketamine was created as a surgical anesthetic and is similar to PCP.

These types of drugs are known as dissociatives and can cause:

  • Loss of bodily control,
  • Hallucinations,
  • Confusion,
  • Nausea, and
  • Amnesia

Ketamine is a common “party drug,” as it can produce a euphoric high. However, it has severe side effects as well.

Depending on who takes it and what form it’s in, it can cause:

  • Respiratory problems,
  • Addiction,
  • Psychosis,
  • High blood pressure, and
  • Seizures

These effects are often unpredictable unless the drug is properly prescribed by a medical professional.

Ketamine is a Class III controlled substance and is easy to overdose on because there is a fine line between taking enough to obtain the feeling of euphoria and taking too much.

If you’ve been caught with Rohypnol, GHB, or ketamine, contact Marsala Law Group. Our defense attorneys will help seek an optimal result in your case. For trusted counsel in Denton County, call (940) 386-6848 today.

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