A Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer
People who have never been arrested for any crime may find themselves charged with a drug crime simply for possessing too many prescription pills, even if the pills were legally prescribed for them. Prescription drug laws can be confusing, especially for individuals who had no intention of committing a drug crime.
John E. DeVito Esq. of DeVito and Visconti, P.A. understands that if you are facing a prescription drug charge, you may be overwhelmed. He can help you navigate the criminal justice system and protect your rights along the way. As a former assistant district attorney, Mr. DeVito has the knowledge and experience to fight the charges against you. To make an appointment with a Dedham prescription drug charge attorney, please call or contact us online.
Personal Use or Trafficking?
It is not uncommon for an individual who is arrested for possessing large quantities of prescription drugs or steroids to be charged with drug trafficking or intent to distribute. Some people take hundreds of steroids or other pills every week; however, while it may be illegal to have the drugs in these quantities, the drugs may be for personal use, not trafficking.
Many prescription drugs are fairly easy to obtain legally from a physician, however, the quantities are typically monitored very carefully. Acquiring pills in excess of your prescription may mean committing a drug crime such as:
- Doctor shopping
- Altering prescriptions
- Stealing another person's prescription
- Forgery of a prescription
- Stealing a prescription pad
- Illegal Internet drug sales or purchases
Attorney DeVito has more than 30 years of experience in criminal law. He can represent individuals charged with prescription drug crimes involving hydrocodone, OxyContin, Xanax, Valium, Demerol, Ritalin, Percocet or steroids.
Boston Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney
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