Prescription Drug Charges
You may be aware that Pennsylvania has strict laws to prevent drug abuse. Offenders have to deal with harsh sentencing that includes steep fines and long prison sentences. What you perhaps don’t know is that the law is equally stringent in the case of prescription drugs. Certain prescription drugs often turn addictive and dangerous. Their abuse is pretty wide and this crime is unfortunately on the rise. If you or one of your loved ones has been charged with illegal possession or purchase of prescription drugs you need to get in touch with a seasoned Pennsylvania drug crime attorney to fight for your rights and protect your honor in the community.What You Need To Know
The laws in the state make it illegal to acquire or possess a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception, or subterfuge either for personal use or sale to another person. You can be charged for writing your own prescription of stealing a doctor’s pad to acquire certain prescription drugs that are mentioned in Pennsylvania's Drug Schedules III, IV & V and also include some prescription drugs that are mentioned in Schedule II.
You can be charged for any of these –
- Stealing a doctor’s legitimate prescription pad to write your own prescription
- Sharing someone else’s prescription to buy drugs illegally
- Altering a doctor's legitimate prescription to purchase drugs you aren’t prescribed
- Generating a fake copy of the prescription to acquire drugs
- Impersonating as a doctor and contacting for refills
- Distributing or selling prescription drugs illegally
- Medical practitioners can also be charged in case of violations
The arresting officer and the law enforcement agencies leave no stone unturned to ensure offenders get the strictest possible punishment. I am attorney Sean Logue and proudly hold the distinction of being a 10.0 Avvo rated attorney. As a Pennsylvania Super Attorney with deep knowledge in State and Federal laws on drug crimes, I have successfully defended hundreds of clients in my long and fruitful career. I am committed to protecting the rights and honor of my clients during trial and offering the strongest possible defense. As someone who took up this profession with a lot of passion I have always measured my success in terms of earning favorable closure on the cases for my clients.
If you have been charged with possession of prescription drugs, forgery of prescriptions or prescription drug trafficking the need of the hour is to stand up and fight for your rights. A conviction can lead to a one year prison term and can also become a big scar on your life and ruin your career. I along with other members at my law office would offer you the best legal counsel and prepare your defense thoroughly.
Shed all your fears and come for a free consultation where we shall discuss the best course of legal action for your case. Call me at 1-844-PITT-DUI or 412-389-0805 or you can also contact me online.