Brooklyn Prescription Drugs Attorney
Prescription drugs are the flavor of the day for cops and prosecutors, as they aggressively try to track down and eliminate prescription drug dealing. In practice, prescription drug crimes are prosecuted under the same statutes as street drugs. There are nuances, however, about prescription drug prosecutions that one is well advised to consider in determining how to proceed.
A prescription drug arrest can significantly impact your life right away, without even a conviction. It can have consequences on your career, your education, your immigration status, your housing, and your personal life. At Stoll, Glickman & Bellina, LLP, we can help you fight your case, and navigate all the uncertain consequences of even a relatively minor prescription drug arrest.
One important thing to keep in mind if you’re arrested with any significant number of pills is that, gram for gram, the “get high” power of prescription pills is much lower than that for heroin. This is because oxycodone and hydrocodone pills (Percocet, Vicodin,) are usually combined with a large amount of acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or aspirin, all of which is included in the weight the defendant gets charged with. A savvy attorney will be able to point out this unfairness when negotiating the case.
Another thing that makes prescription drug cases different is that prescription drug defendants are often driven by addiction themselves, more so than with other drugs. This makes it easier oftentimes to negotiate drug treatment alternatives instead of jail.
Prescription Drug Possession
If you’re arrested for prescription drug possession, an important factor in the severity of the case is the quantity of pills recovered. Even a small amount of pills, however, can result in consequences on virtually every aspect of your life. It is not uncommon for police to arrest everyone in a car when they find one pill on a person. Likewise, it’s not uncommon for them to arrest everyone in a house where a single container of pills was found in someone’s bedroom. Our strong civil rights practice also means we’re ideally qualified to precisely evaluate the search and seizure issues in your case. If pills were recovered in a bad search or seizure, we can help you fight to “suppress” the results of the unlawful search.
Of course, if you’ve been arrested with a significant quantity of pills, the cops and prosecutors are going to be more aggressive about prosecuting you. We will be by your side every step of the way to aggressively fight back. We know all the ins and outs of how the cops are supposed to operate, and we know how they actually operate in the streets. See our results page to review some of the wins we’ve obtained for clients. We’ve handled many, many buy and bust cases, and many street seizures, car stops, and search warrant cases. Put our experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm to work for you.
Prescription Drug Sales
Sale cases ordinarily stem from either an “observation sale” or a “buy and bust”. Prescription drug cases also often involve the internet, doctors, and pharmacists. We know the ins and outs of each one- we know about viewing posts, and buy money, kels and ghosts, undercovers and backup teams. We know the street terms, we know the “cop speak”, and we know the court lingo.
We also know well the differences between different pills. We know the difference between Vicodin, Percocet, and Xanax, and knowing the differences makes our practice a more concise, effective practice, as we know how things really operate on the street, as opposed to from behind a law book.
If you’re charged with a prescription drug sale, there is no better team to have by your side than our lawyers. We will break the case down piece by piece, and work for you to absolutely dismantle it. Our strong civil rights practice means we likely have a deep insight into the particular team of cops involved in your case, including any track record of civil rights violations. We love this work, and we can put our enthusiasm to work for you. View our track record for some of our results in prescription drug cases.
Drug Counseling & Programs
In New York, there are ample opportunities for criminal defendants to participate in a drug program instead of being prosecuted, if their alleged criminal behavior was motivated by drug use. At Stoll, Glickman & Bellina, LLP we are very familiar with the different treatment courts and alternatives. Copping out to participate in a program may very well be an effective and advisable way to get rid of a case. On the other hand, it may expose a defendant to even more jail time, and may not be advisable when the case against a defendant is weak. We help our clients evaluate all their options, and then back them up 100% no matter what road they choose to take.
Call for a Free Consultation
Contact a Brooklyn, New York, prescription drug crimes lawyer at 718-852-3710 today to discuss your drug distribution defense. We are available during regular business hours and by appointment.
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