The Criminal Consequences Of Prescription Drug Addiction
This may have happened to you. After surgery or a serious injury, your doctor prescribed a pain reliever. You may not have even known what was in the drug, but after taking it, you became addicted. After the prescription ran out, you looked for other ways of obtaining the drug. As a result, you were arrested and charged with a crime.
At Lutins & Pilgreen, PC, in Roanoke, Virginia, we understand how good people can be charged with drug crimes. Many of the people we represent have never been in legal trouble before. We offer a initial consultation to discuss your case and explain your options.
Making Prescription Drug Addiction Into A Crime
Our lawyers represent people charged with prescription drug fraud and illegal possession of prescription drugs such as OxyContin, oxycodone, hydrocodone, Xanax and Adderall. We also represent people accused of selling prescription drugs without a prescription.
Many prescription drugs contain opiates or other substances that are strongly addictive. Yet many doctors hand out these drugs like candy following surgery. The result is thousands of people who have been transformed into drug addicts by our health care system.
Protecting Your Future
Prescription drug fraud is a felony in Virginia. Conviction can result in a lengthy prison sentence. Even if you are offered probation, you could end up with the stigma of a felony conviction, which would be visible to potential employers and others.
Our goal is to keep the focus of your case where it belongs: on addiction and helping you get the treatment you need. In many cases, we are able to resolve prescription drug charges without a conviction.