Prescription Drug Possession
Prescription drug possession cases have flooded the courts recently, due to the growing use of painkillers for recreational use. The legislators in Pennsylvania have responded by increasing the prosecutions and penalties associated with these charges. If you are charged with prescription drug possession for any type of substance, we can help you understand the potential consequences of a conviction as well as if the police properly collected the evidence against you.
Our firm helps people charged with prescription drug possession who come from all areas of society. We have defended doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, and patients. We also have helped youths in a co-op intern situation who were accused of stealing while working in a pharmacy. Contact Perry Shore Weisenberger & Zemlock today to schedule a free initial consultation if you are facing prescription drug possession charges that require a comprehensive defense approach.
Our experienced criminal defense lawyers handle misdemeanor and felony cases on the state and federal level involving any type of prescription drug, including:
- Oxycontin (Oxycodone)
- Prescription strength Codeine
Often times, these cases involve possession with intent charges and can be brought by two different state agencies. The district attorney may bring charges, but sometimes, if the prescription drugs have been obtained by fraud, through the mail or by theft of a prescription pad, the office of the attorney general will become involved and may conduct the investigation and bring the charges. We have experience handling cases that are brought by both agencies and the differences that these cases demand.
Not only do we represent medical staff and other professionals in a criminal defense context, but we will also help you with your professional license defense if these charges prompt the licensing board to take action to revoke or suspend your license.