Prescription drug overdose has become one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Because substance abuse and deaths associated with prescription medications have become such a problem, law enforcement agencies throughout the country have stepped up efforts to increase prescription drug crime arrests.
Both state and federal prosecutors are also focusing their attention on prosecuting and convicting more doctors and health care providers who overprescribe drugs to patients for no legitimate medical reason. Particular attention is also given to pain clinics that law enforcement refers to as "pill mills."
Investigators and prosecutors often target:
- Medical doctors and physicians
- Pharmacists and pharmacist employees
- Psychiatrists and psychologists
- Owners of pain clinics / pain management centers
- Office workers with access to prescription medications
At Weintraub & Alper Legal, our Atlanta criminal defense lawyers are prepared to fight on behalf of doctors, pharmacists, and other health care practitioners facing criminal allegations involving prescription drugs. We also represent clients accused of operating "pill mills." This includes charges related to over-utilization and overprescribing of prescription medications.
Our firm represents clients facing charges involving all types of prescription medications, including:
- Benzodiazepines, including Xanax
- Anabolic steroids
- Oxycodone / Roxicodone
- ADD medications
If you have already been charged – or believe that you are currently being investigated – speaking with an experienced attorney as soon as possible should be your first priority. Our legal team is prepared to immediately respond to your call for help, and will thoroughly review your situation to determine how we can be of assistance. Our goal is to protect our clients from harsh penalties, and to preserve the freedoms and futures of the medical professionals we represent.
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Prescription drug crimes prosecuted against medical professionals lump them into a class of offenders no different than drug dealers. As a result, convictions can decimate careers and futures, and subject individuals to harsh, long-term penalties. With stakes as high as these, anyone facing these types of allegations - at either the state or federal level - needs a proven advocate in their corner.
To learn more about the charges you face and how an Atlanta criminal attorney from our firm can help, call (404) 907-1536.
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