Defending Against Prescription Drug Crimes

The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that abuse of prescription drugs is on the rise among Americans. Abusing prescription drugs invites criminal charges if it involves buying, selling and trading illegally obtained narcotic painkillers such as the following:

  • Tylenol codeine
  • Percocet
  • OxyContin
  • Vicodin

Are you a doctor, nurse or pharmacist facing charges of illegally possessing, possessing with intent to deliver, or selling prescription drugs under the table? Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford has represented many health care professionals in prescription drug crime cases. Protect your professional license, your driver's license, your freedom and your reputation.

Have you been charged with selling designer drugs concocted from over-the-counter medications? Contact us to schedule a consultation with a defense attorney. Our lawyers' qualifications include the following:

  • Former prosecutors
  • Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Former military JAG officer

We have successfully represented clients who had been charged with trading ADHD drugs such as Ritalin as well as narcotics. Teenagers who attend "prescription drug parties" often take pills from family medicine cabinets and exchange them. In many cases, we have been able to have these cases handled under the pharmacy act rather than under the drug act, resulting in better overall outcomes. We have also obtained favorable outcomes for many clients through the Section 17 first offenders' program.

Serious Penalties For Prescription Drug Crimes

Possessing, selling or trading a prescription drug in Pennsylvania can result in severe consequences. Depending on the circumstances, you could face years in prison, probation and tens of thousands of dollars in fines.

You could face additional consequences even beyond these criminal penalties. Professionals who have been convicted of a prescription drug crime may have their license revoked and their reputation irreversibly damaged, permanently preventing them from continuing in their chosen career. A conviction may also limit educational and employment opportunities.

Contact Our Law Firm

When faced with these serious penalties, it is important that you work with a skilled criminal defense attorney who can help you protect your freedom. Call or e-mail Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford, P.C., if you or your child has been arrested under such circumstances.