More than 50 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug, according to the most recent statistics available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Prescription drugs are marketed and advertised to the public as miracles that will get rid of all of their medical problems. It is no surprise then that more and more people – young and old – are becoming more and more attracted and addicted to prescription medications whose use is at an all-time high in the United States.
Illegal possession of prescription drugs or forging or falsifying a prescription to illegally obtain these drugs is a serious crime in Maryland. If you have been charged with crimes involving prescription medications such as Vicodin, Oxycontin, Ritalin or Xanax, please contact the experienced and knowledgeable prescription drug fraud defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer to find out more about your legal rights and options. Our lawyers have years of experience and an excellent track record of defending those accused of drug crimes. Please call us for a free initial consultation if you have been charged with any prescription drug-related crime such as:
- Forging or falsifying prescriptions
- Possession of drugs without a valid prescription
- Illegal transportation or distribution of prescription drugs
- Large scale trafficking of prescription drugs
- Marketing prescription drugs illegally over the Internet
- Prescription fraud by physicians
Even the most “normal” people who have no prior criminal record can end up becoming addicted to prescription drugs and face serious charges. If you are in such a situation, a knowledgeable Maryland criminal defense attorney can help you navigate a complex legal system.
The consequences for possessing illegal prescription drugs can be just as serious as possessing a narcotic or controlled substance. You could face jail or prison time, steep fines and lengthy probation. Many prosecutors strongly believe that the vigorous pursuit and prosecution of prescription drug cases is an important part of the nation’s war on drugs. In such an environment, even an innocent purchase of drugs on the Internet to quell a migraine or help you sleep better can be misconstrued or distorted, resulting in serious criminal drug possession charges.
Call for Legal Assistance Today
If you are facing serious Maryland prescription drug fraud charges or if you believe you are being unfairly prosecuted or accused of a drug crime you did not commit, please call an experienced and knowledgeable defense lawyer at Alpert Schreyer for a free initial consultation at 866-444-6363. We will do our best to get any false charges dismissed or get your charges or sentencing reduced. Call us today to find out how we can help you with your prescription drug fraud case.