Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drug Attorney in St. Louis

St. Louis Prescription Drug Offenses

A relatively new drug crime that is being vigorously prosecuted concerns fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs. When you have been accused of any prescription drug offense, your first action should be to contact a hard-hitting St. Louis criminal defense lawyer from the firm. Attorney Brent Labovitz has worked his entire career to successfully defend individuals accused of criminal acts. His work in the Missouri Public Defender's Office, where he was lead counsel on hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases, has prepared him well to favorably resolve your case. He knows how to negotiate with prosecutor's for better plea offers on your behalf. If your case needs to proceed to trial, he uses his experience as a litigator to find and exploit any errors made by law enforcement or the prosecution.

Commonly, prescription drug charges consist of changing existing prescriptions, stealing blank forms, impersonating medical staff while calling in a prescription or forging a prescription. These crimes are usually carried out as a result of an addiction to drugs or with the intent to profit from their sales. For certain individuals, drugs such as OxyContin, Oxycodone, Vicodin or Xanax will be illegally obtained. Although it can be legally purchased over the counter, others seek pseudoephedrine. This drug is tracked by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as it can be used in the production of methamphetamines. No matter what prescription drug is connected to your crime, the firm strives to produce the most positive outcome possible in your case.

Prescription Fraud Penalties

As with many drug charges, prescription fraud is prosecuted as a felony. If you are found guilty, the penalties can be steep fines, enrollment in a drug abuse treatment program, community service, probation and incarceration in jail or prison. For some prescription fraud charges, you can be punished by up to 7 years in prison. If you do not have prior convictions, an attorney from the firm may be able to see that you receive probation or rehabilitation as a substitute to serving time. Where possible, the firm works to get the charges against you dismissed or reduced or a verdict of "not guilty" at trial. With some situations, the best solution may be alternatives in sentencing that lessens the harsh consequences of being found guilty.

To understand your legal alternatives in a case involving prescription drugs, contact a St. Louis prescription drug attorney today.

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