Houston Prescription Drug Crime Attorney
The illegal trafficking of prescription drugs has continued to grow over the last several years. This is due in part to the ease of buying and selling these drugs over the Internet. Mexican border town pharmacies are a popular source of illegal pharmaceuticals seized by the DEA’s (Drug Enforcement Administration) Houston Field Division. There has also been an increase in trafficking by senior citizens, and an increase in overdoses by those who have obtained prescription drugs illegally. As a result, the prosecution of and sentences for these crimes have become as harsh as those for the sale of illegal non-prescription drugs.
It is a sad but true fact that when a person becomes addicted to prescription drugs, there is a much higher potential for engaging in illegal activates to obtain those drugs. If you end up in legal difficulties, you will need a competent attorney to help get you out of them. A Houston drug crime lawyer from Chernoff Law can offer experience from handling many prescription drug cases in the past. Trafficking in prescription medication carries serious prison time and stiff fines. Whether you are accused of trafficking or simple possession, we will tenaciously defend your case.
Prescription Fraud and Other Prescription Drug Crime Charges in Houston
Another prescription related drug crime is prescription fraud. This occurs when misrepresentation, counterfeiting or forgery is used to illegally obtain prescription drugs. These methods are used both for distribution purposes, and for personal use. Prescription fraud is commonly done by altering, stealing or creating fake blank prescription slips. Other related offenses are:
- Selling one’s own legal prescription or distribution it to others
- The illegal manufacturing of prescription drugs
With former prosecutors on our team, we know how to go after the holes in the prosecution’s case. If we can prove that your 4th amendment search and seizure rights were violated, we will fight to have the evidence suppressed so the state will not be able to make a case against you.
Contact a Houston prescription drug crime lawyer today to discuss your case.