Recently, government officials and the media have focused national attention on the opioid crisis sweeping our country. Stories of personal suffering, testimony before Congress, and legislation designed to improve prevention and treatment and intensify the fight against illegal drugs and prescriptions have significantly increased public awareness of the opioid problem.
As a result, state and federal law enforcement agencies have become much more aggressive in investigating and arresting pharmacists, doctors, and other health care providers suspected of prescribing medication illegally. A red flag from a federal monitoring system, a discrepancy during a routine audit, an anonymous tip, or other factors can trigger heightened scrutiny and surveillance by the DEA and/or state and local law enforcement.
If you believe you are being investigated or you’ve been indicted on “pill mill” charges for prescribing medication illegally, you need to act quickly to protect yourself. It is against federal law for anyone to prescribe medication beyond what is considered the standard course in medical practice or without a “legitimate medical purpose,” and you could be facing very serious federal charges.
Get the help you need from an experienced federal defense attorney. Jonathan Rose has close to 20 years’ experience in state and federal court. He will put his knowledge of prosecutors’ strategies and his experience successfully defending clients against serious state and federal charges to work for you. He will build a powerful, aggressive defense to protect your freedom and your future.
“Pill Mill” and Related Criminal Charges
If you are being investigated for or charged with running a “pill mill”, you could be facing very serious consequences. Under federal law, running a “pill mill” is considered drug trafficking, a felony offense that carries much steeper penalties than most state offenses related to “pill mill” activities.
Sentencing guidelines for drug trafficking vary under state and federal law and depend largely on the circumstances of the specific offense(s). However, if convicted of even one “pill mill” offense, you could face jail time, or at the least, a lengthy probationary period and licensing sanctions. If convicted of drug trafficking in a federal court, you could even face penalties such as loss of your medical license, forfeiture of property, fines up to $1 million or more, and life in prison.
An aggressive defense may be able to help you avoid some of these life-changing consequences and protect your freedom. It is, therefore, very important to work with an experienced federal defense attorney who is knowledgeable about “pill mill” and drug trafficking defenses and skilled in successfully defending clients against those charges.
Get Help from an Experienced Federal “Pill Mill” Attorney
To build a strong defense and protect your rights, you need an attorney who is experienced and skilled at defending clients in both state and federal court. In particular, a successful defense against federal criminal charges requires knowledge and skills that most attorneys who practice only in state court do not have.
Attorney Jonathan Rose is a federal defense attorney with significant experience defending physicians and other health professionals against “pill mill” and related drug trafficking charges. He will put his knowledge of state and federal prosecutor’s strategies and years of experience in state and federal court to work in developing a strong, comprehensive defense strategy for all aspects of your case.
Attorney Jonathan Rose will fight to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future. Call 407-894-4555 or complete the form on our website to get the legal help you need.