Defense Against Prescription Drug Theft
Drug enforcement agencies throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul, and all around the Twin Cities have invested a significant amount of financial resources toward the prosecution of prescription drug offenses. This is because prescription drug abuse has become a major addiction issue throughout Minnesota, which is resulting in an increase in possession, sale, and distribution crimes. Theft has also increased, particularly the theft of prescription drugs. If you have been accused of the theft of prescription drugs or any prescription drug crime, you need a Minneapolis prescription drug crime defense lawyer representing your interests.
Jennifer Speas is an experienced drug crime defense lawyer who has helped people accused of prescription drug offenses. The theft of prescription drugs or prescriptions can also involve other offenses, such as breaking and entering or even the assault of another person in the commission of the theft.
Types Of Prescription Drug Theft
Prescription drug theft can take many forms. It involves:
- Stealing drugs out of the medicine cabinet of a home being visited
- Breaking into a home or pharmacy to acquire the drugs
- Forging a prescription
- Misrepresentation of identity to obtain a prescription drug
- A prescription pad is stolen to write prescriptions
If you have been accused of any of these acts, you need an attorney by your side immediately. Even relatively innocent acts can result in criminal liability. Having an attorney representing you who can gather the facts is important to your future so that the charges can be dismissed, reduced, or you can be acquitted.
Protect Yourself With The Right Representation
When you have been charged with the theft of prescription drugs, your attorney also needs to be well versed in the other charges that you could be facing. Sometimes prescription drug theft is called prescription fraud, especially when it involves acquiring prescription drugs through deception such as misrepresentation of identity. This can result in a separate fraud charge.
Ms. Speas will develop a strategic defense designed to secure the best result for you. The best result is so you can have the best possible future. A criminal conviction can lead to difficulty finding a job, renting a home, or doing anything that may require a background check. Minimizing the consequences can minimize the struggle.
Contact A Minneapolis Prescription Drug Crime Defense Lawyer
Drug crimes involving prescription drugs have become even more common. If you have been accused of stealing prescription drugs or prescriptions, it’s important to secure the representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney. To learn more about how the Speas Law Firm, P.A., can help you, call 612-333-6160 to request an initial consultation.