Solid Defense For Prescription Drug Crime Charges
In recent years, the legal crackdown on prescription medication possession means that people who get charged with felony possession of a prescription medication could face penalties as severe as if they possessed an illegal substance such as heroin.
Over the past 30 years of his legal experience, Ocala attorney David Mengers has seen laws regulating the possession and transport of prescription drugs get stricter as time goes on. As a Board Certified Criminal Defense lawyer, he aggressively defends those charged with prescription drug crimes.
With the 2009 advent of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), the state of Florida began to crack down on easy access to prescriptions in the controlled substances classification. This includes drugs such as:
Licensed dispensers of medications that are considered controlled substances need to report to the PDMP every time they fill a prescription, with very few exceptions. After a warning for a first offense, a medical provider can face criminal charges for not following PDMP protocol.
A strong litigation defense is necessary for prescription drug crimes because incarceration and substantial fines face those who are charged with a prescription drug crime. Also, employment and overall reputation are at risk. Specific prescription drug charges include:
- Possession – possessing a controlled substance medication without a valid prescription
- Trafficking – for example, when medications get transported across state lines
- Doctor signature forgery – obtaining a controlled substance medication by forging a prescription
Retaining legal representation as soon as possible increases your chance of having an organized defense plan in place that will advance your best interests. Contact the Law Office of David Mengers today at 352-433-4925, toll free at 888-300-1595 or use the online contact form to get your defense started with an initial consultation.