Prescription Medication Use is Often Overcharged as a Drug Crime

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise, and so are arrests for prescription drug crimes. Individuals can be charged for possessing too many prescription pills, even if the pills were legally prescribed for them by their physicians. If you have found yourself facing prescription drug crime charges, now is the time for experienced, aggressive defense.

The attorneys at Markowitz O'Donnell, LLP, understand that law enforcement often overcharges individuals with drug crimes. We can work to demonstrate that prescription drugs are for personal use, or in some cases, that a client played only a minor role in a drug crime. You can rely on our attention to detail and thorough case preparation throughout your defense. To schedule an appointment, please call 866-437-1189.

You Could be Charged with Possession, Distribution or Trafficking

When a person is arrested for possessing large quantities of prescription drugs, he or she may be charged with drug trafficking, intent to sell or distribution. Some people take bottles of pills on a weekly basis, however. While it may be illegal to possess drugs in these amounts, they may be for personal use rather than trafficking or distribution.

Charges common to prescription drug crimes include doctor shopping, stealing a prescription pad, altering or forging prescriptions, stealing another person's prescription, illegal Internet drug sales, or purchases or use of online pharmacies. We handle charges for all types of prescription drugs, including:

  • Hydrocodone and Vicodin
  • Oxycodone, OxyContin and Percocet
  • Xanax
  • Valium
  • Demerol
  • Ritalin
  • Fentanyl

You Need Legal Help Now

If you've been charged with illegal prescription drug use or sale, you are facing a criminal drug charge. If convicted, you could go to jail. You need to contact a lawyer now. To schedule a consultation at our firm, call 609-482-3138 or 866-437-1189 or contact us online. Our office is located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.