Many people believe that the use of prescription drugs such as Adderall, Xanax, Valium, OxyContin, Lortab, Codeine, Demerol, Morphine, or others, is so common that obtaining them without a prescription is common as well and therefore no big deal. However, Oklahoma and the nation are in the middle of a prescription drug epidemic, and this means that authorities view crimes such as prescription drug fraud as very serious violations of the law. A conviction for this crime can actually result in several years in jail. Also, if you are a doctor, nurse, or medical professional, the charges for prescription drug fraud alone can threaten your license, and therefore your paycheck and your way of life. It is very important to vigorously defend charges against you and to begin the process soon.
In representing you against prescription drug fraud charges, I make it a point to completely investigate and know the facts and circumstances that resulted in any activity that caused suspicion or resulted in charges presented against you, and to be prepared to defend you against allegations or evidence the prosecutors will use against you. It is important that you have someone represent you who will be able to obtain and identify evidence and information the prosecution has before any trial or negotiation, but who will also make it clear to the prosecutors that your case will be defended in court. This process begins during our first consultation and does not end until your case is resolved.
In addition, if your charges stem from legitimate medical issues or addiction, I will work with you to obtain the help you need to address those issues and make it very clear to prosecutors, the court and, if necessary, the jury, why those things matter and how correcting them should impact the outcome of the case in your favor. Similarly, if you have a legitimate medical need for the prescription medication used, it may be possible to avoid charges being presented or have them dismissed early in the process, saving you time, money, and eliminating risk to you.
Finally, depending on the nature of the charges against you and the facts surrounding them, it is possible that a crime investigated or charged originally in the courts of Oklahoma could be referred to or resubmitted to prosecutors in federal court. If so, that means you could be subjected to long mandatory minimum jail sentences and an even more difficult defense of your case. Because of this, it is very important that you begin your defense early in the process. If you are under investigation for prescription drug fraud, or if you have already been charged with a crime, do not hesitate to call me today for your free consultation.