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NYC Lawyers For Criminal Diversion of Prescription Medications and Prescriptions

By Spodek Law Group | September 6, 2016
(Last Updated On: August 1, 2023)

Last Updated on: 1st August 2023, 12:40 am

Finding the Right NYC Lawyer for Criminal Diversion of Prescription Medications and Prescriptions

In New York City, the illegal diversion of prescription medications and prescriptions is taken very seriously. The penalties for crimes like forgery, fraud, or reselling prescription drugs can be severe. Having an experienced NYC criminal defense lawyer can mean the difference between serious jail time and avoiding a criminal record altogether. This guide covers why legal representation is so important, how to find the right lawyer, and key factors to consider when choosing an attorney.

The Value of Retaining a Prescription Diversion Lawyer

Here are some of the major benefits of working with a lawyer if you’ve been accused of illegally obtaining or distributing prescription drugs:

  • They can negotiate diversion programs or reduced charges to avoid conviction
  • They understand medical defenses related to addiction and dependence
  • They can challenge improperly obtained evidence or unconstitutional searches
  • They have experience navigating NYC courts and prosecutors
  • They know how to minimize penalties like fines or jail time

With your rights and reputation on the line, a lawyer’s expertise can be invaluable.

Where to Find Qualified NYC Prescription Diversion Attorneys

There are many ways to research qualified prescription drug defense lawyers in New York City:

Get Referrals from Legal and Medical Contacts

Speaking to professionals who regularly interact with criminal defense attorneys is a great way to find one experienced with prescription drug cases.

Search Lawyer Directories

The New York City Bar Association and other legal directories let you search for lawyers by specialty.

Contact Relevant Advocacy Groups

Organizations focused on addiction, recovery or criminal justice reform can recommend lawyers.

Read Online Reviews

Reviews on Avvo and Google provide insights into how attorneys handle prescription diversion cases.

Observe NYC Courtroom Proceedings

Watching prospective lawyers argue cases gives you a preview of their skills in action.

Choosing the Right Prescription Defense Attorney

Here are key factors to evaluate when researching NYC lawyers:

Experience Handling Prescription Drug Cases

It’s vital to choose an attorney very familiar with laws and defense strategies related to your specific charges.

Track Record Achieving Positive Outcomes

Look for a strong history of negotiating reduced charges, diversion programs and other favorable results in prescription cases.

Knowledge of Medical Defenses

Opt for a lawyer well-versed in using medical evidence related to dependence and addiction to build a defense.

Communication and Support

These complex cases require clear communication and compassion from an attorney you feel comfortable with.

Resources to Build Your Defense

See that the lawyer has access to investigators, forensic specialists and medical experts to aid in your defense.

Take Action Quickly

If you are being investigated or charged with illegally obtaining prescription drugs in NYC, engaging an experienced criminal defense attorney right away is critical. A knowledgeable lawyer can immediately start working to build the strongest case in your favor. Don’t delay in seeking skilled legal representation.

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