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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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Excellent results begins with top notch service. We treat you like family, and you always know what's going on with your criminal defense case.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.

 



DEA Pharmacy Investigations Lawyers

Our attorneys help with DEA audits, and inspections, of pharmacies nationwide

The DEA oversees all matters related to controlled substances in the USA. It regularly conducts investigations that are intended to stop the unlawful distribution of drugs. The DEA looks at pharmacies as major hubs of drug diversion and drug trafficking. It regularly audits pharmacies in order to ensure that procedures are being followed. The DEA will investigate pharmacies based on suspicious activity, or reports, of unlawful dispensing of controlled substances. Pharmacies, and pharmacists, are advised to get the help of a DEA defense lawyer who can help them with their DEA audit/inspection/investigation.

The Spodek Law Group can help with all types of legal situations you may find yourself involving DEA registration, professional licensing, audits, and more.

There are many issues that are part of any DEA pharmacy inspection. Before the DEA does an audit, or inspection of your pharmacy, it has to receive informed consent from the holder of a DEA certificate of registration – or it has to get an administrative search warrant. Before consenting to an investigation, a registrant should speak to an attorney who can advise them of their rights – and make sure they understand what the DEA is allowed, and not allowed, to do.

DEA investigations will usually be focused on potential violations surrounding the dispensing of controlled substances. Investigations can address things such as:

  • Ordering of controlled substances
  • Inventory management
  • Prescription fraud monitoring
  • Security of the drugs at the pharmacy
  • Transfer and disposal of controlled substances

Things to do when facing a DEA investigation

There are a few ways you can respond to a DEA investigation. You can ignore the DEA investigation, or comply with their demands. By hiring a DEA defense attorney, you can work to slow down the investigation – and also, ensure, that investigating agents don’t overreach. You can avoid potential pitfalls, with the DEA defense attorney acting as a barrier and preventing any acceleration in the case.

When involved in a DEA investigation, one of the most important things to do is determining the scope of the investigation. DEA investigations can target a broad array of offenses. In order to ensure your pharmacy gets the right defense, it’s important to understand the scope of the inquiry. Our defense lawyers can help you determine why the pharmacy is being targeted:

  • Stark kickback statute violations
  • DEA registration issues
  • DSCSA violations
  • Prescription fraud
  • Inventory/Storage/Disposal recordkeeping violations
  • Medicare/Medicaid billing fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Opioid diversion

It’s important to understand and identify what triggered the investigation. In addition to determining the scope of the investigation, it’s critical to determine what triggered the investigation. Is the DEA doing a routine inspection? Is there a whistleblower who contacted the agent? These are all different situations – and they require different strategies. One of the first things you should consider doing is conducting an internal risk assessment. When the DEA is looking at your pharmacy, you need to know what/if anything the DEA might find. It’s critical you conduct this audit by your pharmacy’s DEA defense lawyers so that the attorney-client privilege applies to any findings from this audit. After you conduct the audit, you have to look at the results. If there are deficiencies in your compliance efforts, then you need to fill those gaps.

The next step after reviewing the results of your internal pharmacy risk assessment audit is to formulate a strategy. Your defense strategy has to address all the allegations in the investigation. If you are the target of a DEA investigation, you have to be very careful about what you say and do. Your DEA defense attorney is critical in this process – because he/she can tell you what to do, and not to do. Once you have an understanding of the scope of the DEA’s investigation, you can then understand what potential there is for charges to be filed against you.

Once your pharmacy is in the DEA’s crosshair – the best thing you can do is hire a DEA defense attorney.

 

 


Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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