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Category Archives: Prescription Drug Violations

Doctor shopping for drugs is common

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Unless you have gone through surgery, you may not understand what happens afterward. You may not realize just how much pain this can bring into a person’s life. Due to the pain and discomfort, many people turn to painkillers for relief. In fact, a recent study found that approximately 20 percent of patients operated… Read More »

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Cases involving prescription drugs require firm representation

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

In a recnt blog post, we discussed how drug addiction can lead to criminal prescription drug charges. Sadly, being put through the criminal justice system often does very little for people who are addicted to prescription drugs. We know that many people who are facing criminal charges for prescription drugs don’t need anything but… Read More »

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Prescription drug abuse can lead to criminal charges

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Prescription drug violations are often the result of someone who has a drug addiction trying to keep up with his or her habit. Prescription drug misuse is a huge problem in this country. In fact, around 20 percent of the population of the United States has used prescription medications for nonmedical use. The National… Read More »

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School and work pressure results in stimulant abuse by students

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

A survey from last year sponsored by the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids found that almost one out of every five college students abuses stimulant medications like Adderall, Vyvanse and Ritalin. These prescription stimulants are also being abused by one in seven people who are of similar age but are not in college. According to… Read More »

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Prescription drug violation charges require tough representation

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

When you aren’t feeling well, you might decide that you need medication to help you feel better. In some cases, over-the-counter medication might work. When OTC medications don’t work, you might decide to turn to something stronger — prescription medications. As we discussed in our previous blog post, prescription medication requires a valid doctor’s… Read More »

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Controlled substances can lead to drug charges

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 set the precedent for the legal definition of a controlled substance. The substances that are included in the CSA are illegal for people to possess in the United States; however, exceptions are made for people who have valid prescriptions for certain substances. Being caught by police officers when… Read More »

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Prescription drug conviction have many penalties and consequences

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

When people get sick or hurt, they often turn to prescription drugs to help them get better. Doing this is a great option as long as you have a valid prescription for the drugs. When there is a valid prescription for these drugs, you risk facing criminal charges. There are several types of prescription… Read More »

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Why is FedEx facing federal drug charges?

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

Given the rate at which Internet shopping has exploded in popularity over the last decade, it’s safe to say that one of the biggest beneficiaries has been not just the companies selling their goods and services, but also shipping giants like UPS and, of course, FedEx. Interestingly enough, the federal government is arguing that… Read More »

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Serious penalties for criminal possession of prescription drugs

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

State and federal agencies have been cracking down on investigating drug crimes for decades. The so-called war on drugs has resulted in millions of arrests, charges and convictions for people accused of possessing, manufacturing or trafficking drugs from marijuana to heroin.  These same aggressive efforts have also been focused on people who may be… Read More »

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It’s important to act decisively when facing prescription drug charges

By Todd K. Mohink, PA |

By now, most people are aware that prescription drug abuse has become a major health concern both here in Maryland and across the U.S. However, they may not fully grasp just how much on an issue it has really become over the last few years. To illustrate, consider the following statistics: On a national… Read More »

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