Fort Myers Office Lee County
2257 Cleveland Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33901
Sarasota Office Sarasota County
1188 N. Tamiami Trail Suite 205 A
Sarasota, Florida 34236
State and Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys Sarasota and Bradenton
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The state has cracked down on pills and opiate arrests continue to skyrocket. The crackdown on Florida pill mills has dramatically limited the number of scripts being written by pill mill doctors. This has not stopped people that are addicted from trying to get pills like Percocet, Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Oxycodone , Oxycontin and Hydrocodone. Often prescription pads are stolen from doctor’s offices and forged. Often nurses and medical office employees are themselves involved. Another common offense is having someone else, with a real medical condition, visit a doctor and obtain a prescription, have it filled, and then sell the pills to you.
Florida now has a drug database that is tightening the noose on people “doctor shopping”. For many people visiting multiple doctors is now all but impossible. As a drug lawyer, over the years, I have represented doctors, pharmacists and addicts. The DEA is now really monitoring the number of pills going to each pharmacy and tracking trends. When they see a drug store or pharmacy getting an unusual quantity of a particular controlled substance, an investigation is almost a guarantee. The addicts are between a rock and a hard place. Many people have a chemical dependency that is almost uncontrollable. If a person is arrested as a result of an addiction to pills, chances are, they need treatment, not incarceration. We may be able to get your case in Sarasota or Bradenton in ”Drug Court” and keep you from getting tagged with a felony record. Treatment is a better option than jail. If you are addicted, you need help, not prosecution. Over the years, Peter Aiken has defended nurses and doctors that find themselves addicted. Other health care professionals also end up with a drug dependency and for them, a conviction can cost them their license. Avoiding a felony conviction is always our number one goal. If you or a loved one gets arrested, give us a call for a free consultation at 941 366 3506
Non Prescription Pills and Steroids
Athletes sometimes use performance enhancing drugs. Body builders use steroids and often get these unlawful items through the Internet. Our firm had defended people getting drugs from China, India and Eastern Europe.
The Federal Government including Customs, the DEA and the Postal Department regularly intercept drugs shipped into the County and often law enforcement makes a “controlled delivery” followed by a search, a seizure and an arrest. Steroid crimes are sometimes prosecuted in Federal Court in Tampa and Fort Myers. The most common method for smuggling and selling drugs is the Internet. We defend Internet drug crimes. Money laundering is also often charged if the Feds are involved and huge money seizures and forfeitures can and do result from Federal investigations.
Prescription Fraud and Pill Offenses