Just like illegal drugs such as heroin or cocaine, prescriptions drugs are controlled substances and potentially dangerous. In New York, it is against the law to possess, manufacture, sell or distribute prescription drugs without a valid prescription or without the proper authority.
If you were charged with a prescription drug crime, you may be facing significant misdemeanor or felony penalties that can disrupt your life and derail your future. Such penalties can include years of prison time, steep fines, deportation for immigrants and more.
I am Wilson LaFaurie, a Brooklyn prescription drug defense lawyer who used to work as an assistant district attorney in Kings County and Brooklyn, prosecuting the kinds of cases that I now defend. My extensive experience in criminal law often gives me the insight to negotiate a favorable plea bargain or to effectively fight the charges before a grand jury.
Handling All Types of Prescription Drug Charges
My New York law firm handles all types of criminal charges involving a broad spectrum of prescription drugs, including:
- Vicodin (hydrocodone)
- OxyContin (oxycodone)
- Valium (diazepam)
- Xanax (alprazolam)
Charges for prescription drug crimes vary depending on the circumstances. Common charges include:
- Simple possession: A conviction for simple possession charges carries significant long-term penalties.
- Possession with intent to sell: If authorities can show that you intended to sell prescription drugs, you could face additional consequences. We will help you challenge the prosecution's case.
- Illegal importation of controlled substances: The importation of prescription drugs is tightly regulated. If you have been accused of importing prescription drugs illegally, contact my law office.
- Drug trafficking: Trafficking charges are among the most serious of all drug charges, and they call for heavy fines and lengthy prison terms.
In all cases, it is important to plan an effective defense strategy to protect yourself against the serious consequences you face. No matter what charge you are facing, you can count on me for aggressive and strategic representation.
Handling Related Drug Charges
Often, a single arrest results in a wide range of related charges, including possession of paraphernalia, prescription fraud and forgery. In some cases, prosecutors will apply more charges than they can reasonably expect to successfully pursue. These additional charges can have a strong psychological effect on the accused, increasing the stress and pressure of the proceedings.
As your attorney, I will push aggressively to counter this behavior and to limit or eliminate the charges you face. Whether we arrange for a dismissal of charges, negotiate a favorable plea deal or resolve the issue at trial, I will help you achieve the most favorable possible results in your criminal case.
Free Consultation With a Brooklyn Heights Prescription Fraud Lawyer
Schedule a free initial consultation with a respected New York criminal defense lawyer by calling the Law Offices of Wilson A. LaFaurie at (718) 215-9182, or fill out the contact form on this website. Credit cards are accepted. Hablamos Español.