All felony charges are serious and should never be taken lightly. However, felonies involving drug crimes and drug fraud often have some of the toughest fines and penalties, including mandatory sentencing that judges have no power to lighten, even for first-time offenders. If you or someone you know is a suspect in, or has been charged with, felony fraud crimes involving illicit or prescription drugs in Chicago, know that these are very serious charges with severe legal consequences. It is crucial that you obtain legal assistance from an experienced Chicago drug crimes defense attorney right away. The drug crime defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege have extensive knowledge and experience in state and federal drug fraud cases in Chicago, Evanston, Berwyn and Cicero, and will fight aggressively on your behalf throughout the entire legal process.
Prescription Drug fraud is generally defined as illegally gaining prescription drugs to sell or for personal use. In some cases, first-time offenders can potentially receive lesser, 'alternative' sentences or probation for getting the help they need at drug rehabilitation centers and programs. But depending on the amount of and type of drugs involved, a prescription fraud offense could include a charge of selling, distribution or trafficking, which can bring far more serious penalties and fines. When professionals like pharmacists and pharmacy workers are accused of distribution, sometimes referred to as 'Doctor Shopping', the chances of alternative sentences greatly diminish and can result, not only in heavy fines and incarceration, but the loss of one's license and ability to practice in their profession ever again.
However, it is possible for some defendants in these types of drug-related cases, depending on the specific circumstances involving their case, to avoid imprisonment and fines. In some cases, a motion to suppress evidence that was obtained illegally may be an appropriate and effective legal defense. If you or someone you know is facing Felony Fraud Charges involving illicit drugs or prescription drugs in Chicago, it is strongly advised that you immediately contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege. The legal team will thoroughly investigate your case and create an appropriate defense for your particular situation.
Contact a Chicago felony fraud crime lawyer from the Law Offices of Michael P. Schmiege today if you or someone you know has been charged of crimes involving cocaine.
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