Rochester Prescription Drug Crimes Lawyer
Facing Prescription Drug Charges? Call King Law.
Prosecutors can be overzealous when it comes to prescription drug charges, especially with the opioid epidemic at the forefront of public health conversations. If you’ve been accused of even possessing an illegal prescription medication like OxyContin, you’ll need an exceptionally powerful legal defense to avoid losing your reputation, future, and freedom.
Our Rochester prescription drug crimes attorney Robert King can fight for you. Having worked hundreds of drug possession cases while serving as an Assistant District Attorney for Monroe County, Attorney King knows exactly how prosecutors think – and how to reveal the key flaws in their arguments. When you choose to hire King Law, you can rest easy knowing your legal counsel will come prepared to fight and win on your behalf.
Overview Of Prescription Drug Laws
Under both the federal Controlled Substances Act and New York Penal Law, it is illegal to possess, sell, or distribute any prescription medication that has not been explicitly approved by a licensed physician, as these are considered “controlled substances.” This can apply to nearly any prescription drug under the sun, although certain drugs are treated with particular concern due to their potential for misuse and serious addiction.
Your charges will depend on two primary factors: the amount of the drug involved in your alleged crime, and the type of controlled substance found. The state of New York also distinguishes between possession and criminal sale, with the latter being a felony carrying mandatory minimum prison sentences. If you are charged with a crime involving multiple states or trafficking large quantities of a prescription drug, federal charges may also be brought against you.
Consequences For Prescription Drug Convictions
Most people’s medicine cabinets have some form of prescription pain or anxiety medication, from opioids like oxycodone and Vicodin to central nervous system depressants such as Valium and Xanax. However, even giving these pills to a friend could land you a misdemeanor charge, with the intent to sell upgrading it into a felony.
Some of the consequences you could face for a controlled substance conviction, even as a first-time offender, may include:
Loss of driver’s license and suspension of driving privileges
Years of jail time
Thousands of dollars in fines
Revocation of any professional licenses or certificates
Bans from food stamp programs or housing assistance
Get The Thorough Defense You Deserve
At King Law, we don’t believe in one-size-fits-all criminal defense strategies. Our lead attorney Robert King will carefully investigate your case from top to bottom, working as your partner to prepare a solid legal strategy. There are many reasons you could have been unfairly charged with a prescription drug crime, and our Rochester drug crimes attorneys will help you get to the bottom of it. While we may not be able to drop the charges, we promise to provide trusted legal counsel and aggressive advocacy for your case.