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Category Archives: Prescription Drug Violations

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3 Common Ways People Get Arrested for Prescription Drugs

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

According to federal statistics, nearly 1.5 million people were arrested for drug crimes in the U.S. in 2016 alone. Sadly, many of these arrests related to pharmaceutical prescriptions. Perhaps the person did not have their prescription or they were addicted and abusing a medication. Whatever the case may be, the problem is getting worse…. Read More »

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Prescription Drug Violations

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The abuse of prescription drugs is a hot topic right now. Politicians and police departments across the country are making this a priority. Just ask the Maryland physician who was arrested for writing too many Adderall prescriptions in November. If you’ve been arrested for a prescription drug offense, then the consequences could be severe…. Read More »

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Understand the basics of ‘doctor shopping’

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

“Doctor shopping” doesn’t mean trying to find a new doctor who will take your insurance. It’s a term used to describe a specific type of behavior that many addicts don’t even realize is a crime. Doctor shopping is a term used to describe the actions of patients who seek treatment from multiple doctors at… Read More »

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Maryland’s response to opioid epidemic is a national example

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Nationally, you can’t pick up a newspaper or look at a Facebook feed without seeing something relating to the opioid epidemic that’s killing first-time drug users and long-time addicts alike. New, high-powered versions of synthetic opioids have hit the illegal drug market. Many dealers are using fentanyl and carfentanil, drugs more powerful than morphine,… Read More »

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Prescription drug crimes have differing degrees

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Prescription drug crimes are serious crimes that can lead to time in prison and a felony conviction. For some people, the pull to use drugs isn’t a matter a choice. It has become an addiction. When addiction is a factor in a case for prescription drug crimes, there are a lot of things to… Read More »

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2 important things you need to understand about pain medication

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

If you’ve suffered from a chronic pain disorder for a long time, the odds are good that you have a few extra pain pills laying around. They could be from old prescriptions that went unfinished when you switched to something new, or narcotics that just didn’t work for you. That can make the temptation… Read More »

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How serious are prescription drug charges in Maryland?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

As with most drug crimes, the consequences associated with prescription drug violations can be quite severe in the state of Maryland. In recent years, prescription drug abuse has become a widespread problem across the United States. In response to what many deem a national crisis, prescription drug violations are high priorities for law enforcement… Read More »

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Underlying issues are often found in prescription drug cases

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Prescription drug violations are often difficult to defend against. While there are some of these violations that are defiant criminal acts that should be prosecuted, many of these violations are actually a cry for help. This would be the case if the person facing the violation was battling an addiction or felt the need… Read More »

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Prescription drug abuse might lead to criminal charges

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Prescription drug violations are very serious criminal charges that often require a multi-faceted approach. If you are facing these types of charges, we must work together to determine if there is a way that we can minimize the penalties you will face. As we do that, we must build your defense strategy to prepare… Read More »

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What are some ways that drugs are classified?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Drugs are classified in different ways that are dependent upon the situation. If you are dealing with criminal charges, drugs are usually classified according to the Controlled Substances Act, which divides drugs into Schedule I, II, III, IV and V. In the medical field, these drugs are classified according to their purpose and effects…. Read More »

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