Prescription Drug Crimes in Marietta

Defense Against Prescription Fraud, Possession, & Distribution

Illegal use of prescription drugs has become widespread in our state over the past decade. Police and prosecutors are even more highly motivated to convict those found guilty of prescription fraud, possession, distribution and other prescription drug crimes. If you are accused of any offense involving prescription drugs, it is in your best interest to immediately contact a skilled Marietta criminal defense attorney from Henrickson & Sereebutra.

Attorneys at the firm are trial lawyers that are experienced and professional in defending drug crimes, and in protecting the rights of those accused. They have over four decades of combined criminal defense experience to bring to the table to help you or your loved one in defending any prescription drug crime charge. Their record includes thousands of cases and numerous jury trials. The firm concentrates it's focus on defending criminal cases, and they are not involved in any other area of practice – strictly criminal defense.

Georgia Prescription Drug Laws

According to Georgia Code 16-13-78 (2012), the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain any drug that is considered dangerous through a deceitful manner (fraud, forgery, concealment of fact) is a crime punishable by a misdemeanor or a felony. Obtaining prescription medication in this manner can easily result in a prison sentence of up to one year.

Individuals who fraudulently obtain multiple prescriptions from doctors for the same or a similar prescription could face a serious felony charge. This is known as the act of "doctor shopping," and it could easily result in an 8-year prison sentence and $50,000 in fines. Illegally distributing pharmaceutical drugs is just as serious of a crime.

Defending Against Prescription Drug Convictions

Every case is unique. Your situation may be a matter of showing proof of a valid prescription or proof that no fraudulent act was taken in acquiring the prescription drugs. In other cases, an effective plea bargain may offer the most effective solution for an individual. Building a strong defense and protecting your rights in court are just two of the essential elements that a skilled criminal attorney may bring to your case.

As former prosecutors, the drug crime lawyers at Henrickson & Sereebutra know the ins and outs of Georgia law and may prepare legal defenses that anticipate the prosecution's strategy. Their Marietta criminal defense lawyer has extensive knowledge of police procedure and the Georgia court system, which allows their attorneys to give clients an edge in their cases, to minimize the charges in a plea bargain or fight to drop the charges entirely.

No matter how serious the charges are, or how overwhelmed you may feel, do not squander your chance at a brighter future. Let the criminal defense team at Henrickson & Sereebutra help you explore your legal options and find a positive solution. Do not suffer the consequences of a criminal conviction with a lesser defense!

Protecting Your Rights in Georgia

The firm represents pharmacists who have been charged with dispensing medications in an illegal manner and users who are accused of prescription fraud. Recent statistics from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) reveal that there were 560 prescription drug connected deaths in just one year, a steep rise from earlier years. The prosecutor, with the support of law enforcement, is highly motivated to slow or halt the upward trend of prescription drug crimes. If you have been caught in the criminal justice system on a prescription drug crime, you are in serious legal trouble. The quality of your defense counsel matters. Call today.

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