Protecting Your Rights And Future Against Prescription Drug Crimes
Prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic throughout the country. Opioid pain medication such as OxyContin, Percocet and other drugs that are legal with a prescription are nonetheless addictive. These addictions can lead ordinary people into run-ins with the criminal justice system.
Get A Vigorous Defense From An Understanding Law Firm
Addiction is a disease that can cause significant problems in the lives of sufferers. Entire families are devastated by addiction. When an injury or illness creates dependency, those who are addicted may act in ways that are counter to their history or inclination. Many people with otherwise clean records have found themselves facing charges of illegal possession of prescription drugs, forging a prescription and other crimes.
When you are facing criminal charges related to prescription drug medication, you need an able and aggressive advocate on your side, not judgments or people telling you what you should have done instead.
At The Law Office of L. Bryan Smith, P.C., we have been protecting the rights of criminal defendants in Wilmington, North Carolina, and surrounding areas since 1990. We can give you an informed opinion of your rights and legal options based on years of practical experience. We know you do not need moral judgment and severe penalties. You need skilled legal help and a way to move forward.
Prescription fraud is a felony charge. These charges often involve allegations of:
- “Doctor shopping,” or attempting to fill a number of prescriptions from different doctors
- Falsely representing yourself as a licensed physician
- Altering or forging a signature
- Obtaining a valid prescription by misrepresenting circumstances
These charges are serious, and the consequences can dramatically affect your life. That is why we provide a clear and honest assessment to every client; you should know the potential consequences of each option before you. As a veteran criminal defense attorney, L. Bryan Smith understands your situation and will protect your rights and interests during a stressful time. You should be able to trust your lawyer when faced with the life-altering penalties associated with many prescription drug-related charges.
We Defend Your Constitutional Rights
In addition to advocating for your rights in the criminal justice system, we are firm believers in your constitutional rights. That means if police conducted an illegal search and seizure or otherwise violated your constitutional rights, we will do everything in our power to get that evidence thrown out of court.