As recreational use and addiction to prescription-only medications have risen, they have fueled a rise in prescription fraud by those seeking drugs as well as by medical professionals supplying them.
Both the U.S. Attorney’s office and the New York Attorney General’s office are cracking down on doctors and pharmacists, while local law enforcement goes after street dealers and users. Any such crackdown always catches innocent people or results in low-level participants being overcharged.
Brill Legal Group, P.C., in New York represents anyone charged with prescription drug fraud or felony possession of a controlled substance. Our firm has helped clients throughout New York City, Nassau County and Suffolk County avoid conviction or escape the worst consequences.
Accused of a prescription drug crime? Call day or night for a free consultation. Call us in Suffolk at 631-204-8254, Manhattan at 212-233-4141, Nassau at 516-206-2002 or toll free at 888-315-9841.
Common Types of Prescription Fraud
We have represented adults and juveniles facing felony fraud charges for illegally obtaining prescription drugs such as OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet, Xanax, Adderall, Ritalin or anabolic steroids. This includes situations involving clients who:
- Stole prescription pads or forged prescriptions
- Went doctor shopping and faking symptoms for prescription medication
- Filled one prescription at several pharmacies
We have also defended physicians accused of writing fraudulent or excessive scripts; pharmacists accused of overfilling prescriptions, dispensing without a prescription or diluting drugs to sell them twice; and nurses or pharmacy workers stealing pills and selling them.
Prescription Drug Possession: A Felony Offense
Possession of prescription-only painkillers, sedatives or stimulants is a felony if they were not prescribed to you. This includes medications prescribed to a family member. It is also a felony to sell or deliver your prescribed drugs to another, including giving pills to a friend or relative.
Fighting for Your Future and Acting in Your Best Interests
The experienced trial lawyers of Brill Legal Group, P.C., regularly handle drug charges, including prescription fraud. We exhaust every defense to avoid a jail or prison term, and explore programs to avoid the conviction on your record. We are ready and willing to go to trial, or to negotiate a favorable plea, based on the strength of the case against you.
Contact our law firm 24 hours a day, seven days a week for a free consultation. We have offices in Hauppauge, Hempstead, East Hampton and Manhattan.