Fairfax County Prescription Drug Crime Defense Attorney
Not all drug crimes involve illegal drugs smuggled in from faraway countries. Prescription drug abuse has turned into a growing problem in this country, and prosecutors have taken notice. A conviction for illegal possession of prescription drugs or prescription fraud can carry a lengthy prison sentence, not to mention the stigma of a permanent criminal record. That is why it is important to get experienced legal representation to help protect your rights.
I am Jonathan Y. Short, a prescription drug crime defense lawyer. I have provided strong criminal defense to residents of northern Virginia for more than 25 years. I will put all of my experience to work for you and will fight to get you the best possible outcome in your case.
Dedicated Defense Against All Prescription Drug Charges
As a Virginia criminal defense lawyer, I have the skill and knowledge to defend against all prescription drug charges, including:
- Forged prescriptions
- Prescription fraud committed by physicians or pharmacists
- Possession of drugs without a prescription
- Illegal transportation, distribution or trafficking of prescription drugs
Whether a juvenile crime is alleged, such as students buying, selling or trading drugs, or whether an adult has developed an addiction problem, I can help. I am familiar with alternative sentencing and may be able to get people into a treatment program instead of going to jail with a criminal record.
It is important to note that the weight of the entire pill, not just the active drug, is taken into account when prescription drug charges are filed. Thus, even a small amount of actual drugs can result in the possibility of a long jail sentence. Get in touch with my Alexandria criminal law firm immediately to ensure that your rights are preserved and protected.
Call for a Consultation With an Alexandria Illegal Possession Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs or prescription fraud, get legal help before speaking with police or prosecutors. Contact me, a prescription drug crime defense attorney, online, or call 703-465-5505 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case. There will be no charge if I don’t think you need a lawyer. My office is conveniently located one block from the Eisenhower Metro and is easily accessible from the Washington beltway.