Providing A Strong, Aggressive Defense To Fight Serious Charges
If your friend gives you an extra OxyContin pill, there is a good chance that you do not understand that you may have just committed a serious federal drug crime. Prescription drug crime enforcement is on the rise, but investigators are looking at both sophisticated distribution operations and regular people who may have drugs without the correct paperwork.
The Fort Myers law firm of Steven Wetter Attorney at Law, P.A., provides a strong defense for prescription drug crimes. As a former drug crimes prosecutor, Mr. Wetter helps clients aggressively fight the charges to avoid a felony conviction or minimize the prison term and other consequences.
We Understand People Make Mistakes
Increasingly more doctors are prescribing powerful drugs to their patients. This has led to an increased number of people who have developed serious addictions. When a prescription runs out, some people are looking to black market sources for relief from their continued pain. Even having a pill from a friend can lead to a charge for a drug crime felony.
Individuals who have become addicted to prescription narcotics may also become involved with other crimes to meet their personal need or obtain drugs to distribute to others. These prescription drugs often include:
Mr. Wetter is a former Florida drug prosecutor with experience in prescription drug crimes. He will examine your case to determine if the search was proper and if the evidence alleged against you was legally obtained. He will also look at other supporting evidence such as witness statements to see what possible defenses exist in your case.
Your Professional License Could Be At Stake
State and federal prosecutions of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals who have easy access to these drugs are also on the rise. There are various measures most frequently used by those in possession or with intent to sell prescription drugs. These measures can include:
- Illegally buying or selling a prescription drug
- Engaging in prescription fraud: stealing a prescription pad, forged prescriptions, doctor shopping to obtain a prescription by fraud
- Impersonating medical staff to call in prescriptions
- Selling a prescription drug or fraudulent prescriptions online illegally
- Driving under the influence of drugs
In these cases, criminal charges can impact professional licenses and seriously impact future employment options. We will zealously represent your interests and work to protect your livelihood.