Columbia Prescription Drug Crime Lawyer
Doctors prescribe prescription medications to treat a variety of symptoms and ailments. While legal, many still have a high potential for abuse. Obtaining these types of drugs illegally or distributing them to others could result in serious criminal charges. At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A., our Columbia prescription drug crime lawyers represent clients in these types of cases. With more than 20 years of legal experience, we can help you avoid the harsh penalties associated with a drug conviction.
Defending You Against Prescription Drug Crime Charges In Howard County
Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions in Maryland and across the U.S. As a result, law enforcement officials aggressively pursue offenders. In addition to drug charges brought by the state, you could also find yourself facing charges in the federal courts. In these situations, you need an experienced Columbia prescription drug crime lawyer on your side.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)classifies drugs according to different schedules. While schedule I drugs typically involve ‘street’ drugs with no valid medical purpose, prescription drugs are categorized according to their use and potential for addiction. At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A., we provide a strong legal defense for those facing charges involving the following:
- Schedule II drugs, such as OxyContin, Demerol, Codeine, and Methadone;
- Schedule III drugs, such as Vicodin, Suboxone, and anabolic steroids;
- Schedule IV drugs, such as Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, and Valium;
- Schedule V drugs, such as Lyrica, certain anticonvulsant medications, and cough medicines containing less than 200 milligrams of codeine.
We Protect You Against Prescription Drug Crime Penalties
While schedule I, II, and III drugs have the harshest penalties, under the Maryland Statutes you could be facing a potential jail sentence for the actions you took in obtaining prescription medications or for being illegally in possession of any type or amount of these drugs. In addition to resulting in heavy fines and jeopardizing your freedom, these charges remain a part of your permanent record, preventing you from obtaining housing and jobs, or from attending school.
At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A., we provide aggressive legal representation you can count on to protect you when facing any of the following types of prescription drug charges:
- Doctor shopping;
- Prescription drug forgery;
- Simple possession;
- Possession with the intent to distribute;
- Prescription drug trafficking.
As experienced Columbia prescription drug crime lawyers, we thoroughly investigate your case, gathering the evidence needed to build you a strong defense. We will review the circumstances surrounding your arrest, negotiate with the prosecuting attorney involved and making compelling arguments in your favor before a judge or jury. In the event of a possible conviction, we may be able to arrange for treatment options, which can help you avoid a jail sentence.
Contact Us Today for Help
At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, P.A., one call is all it takes to get our team working hard on your behalf. Reach out and contact our Howard County prescription drug crime lawyers at 410-964-0050 today.