One of the hot topics across the country is prescription drug fraud. With the opioid crisis in crisis mode, authorities are cracking down on illegal drug use and especially on prescription drug fraud.
If you are facing prescription drug fraud charges, the first move you make after your arrest is to put in a phone call to Michael Anzalone at The Anzalone Law Firm in Nashua, New Hampshire.
You will need the legal advice from a trusted criminal defense attorney who is well-versed in the state’s laws. And with a prescription drug fraud charge, you could be facing either state or federal charges.
But it is most essential for you to speak with a lawyer before you talk to law enforcement officers or detectives.
That’s because anything you say can harm your case. But if you have Michael Anazalone on your side, you will know that your best interests will always be a top priority.What is Prescription Drug Fraud?
Powerful drugs that are typically prescribed by doctors for medical uses have found their way onto the streets. And this has made their popularity soar. People pay big money to get their hands on these highly addictive drugs.
How do the drugs make it to the street level? Easy. People with access to prescription pads take them from hospitals, doctors’ offices or emergency rooms or clinics. Sometime doctors themselves are involved in a scheme. It can be a felony depending the circumstances of the case.
Under the state’s Controlled Drug Act, the penalties can range from probation to years in prison. Add to that the fines and fees also associated with the crime. A judge can also, again, depending on the circumstances, order the defendant into rehabilitation or other dependency programs.
Your criminal defense attorney will help determine whether you case is strong enough to go before a judge and fight the prosecution’s case against you, or to reach a plea agreement. A plea agreement would mean that you agree to plead guilty in exchange for a suspended sentence or a lesser penalty. At The Anzalone Law Firm, it is our goal to get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Remember, these are serious charges you will be facing.
If you haven’t been in very much legal trouble before, you’ll learn that an arrest can totally turn your life upside down. Even before a conviction, an arrest can drag your reputation through the mud and totally tarnish it. You could also lose your job and any possible future job opportunities. Also, keep in mind what this could do to your family.
Your legal counsel will tell you that it is always best to stay out of a life of crime. But your best option once you’ve been arrested is to contact the Anzalone Law Firm for information on how we can help you get out of what may be a messy legal web.
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