Prescription drug misuse, abuse and addiction have reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with many highly addictive medications being prescribed to patients who may have difficulty in stopping their use. At the same time, millions of young people have used prescription drugs recreationally. As a result of these problems, prescription fraud is a common offense, with criminal charges being brought against people who illegally obtain or sell these drugs.
Understanding What Steps To Take When Defending You
If you or a loved one has been charged with a misdemeanor or felony that involves prescription drugs, we can help. At Mark B. Williams & Associates, PLC, we have defended hundreds of our clients against drug charges of all kinds. We are skilled at representing people who are accused of:
- Forgery of a prescription: In Virginia, this is a crime that can involve forging a doctor’s name, misrepresenting the number of pills on a prescription (for example, changing a prescription for 80 pills to 180) or otherwise using forgery or deception to illegally obtain drugs.
- Uttering a forged document: “Uttering” refers to the passing of a forged document — giving a fake prescription to a pharmacist, for example — which is a separate crime in itself.
- Illegal possession of oxycodone, OxyContin, Vicodin, Percocet and other prescription medications
We Are Here To Defend You
Every drug case is different. With so many different types of charges, it is important to make sure the charges fit the alleged crime. As your defense lawyers, we will fight for your rights and make sure you achieve the best possible outcome in your case. We will explore all your defense options, including litigation or negotiation to lower the charges and minimize the damages. If applicable, we will help you pursue treatment and diversionary programs as alternatives to traditional sentencing.