What Is A “Pill Mill”?
With the rise of prescription drug abuse in Georgia and across the United States, there has been an increase in the number of so-called pill mills. Pill mills are clinics, both legitimate and illegitimate, that dispense controlled drugs like OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, methadone and Xanax with little or no medical reasoning or examination. They are attractive to drug addicts; prescriptions and refills are easy to get. They are also the target of law authorities.
If a pill mill ships substances over state lines or U.S. borders, a felony drug charge may ensue. Likewise, the operator of a pill mill may be charged with a felony if their clients come from other states or countries.
If you are a doctor or the owner of a clinic facing federal charges stemming from prescription drug distribution, we can help. At Conaway & Strickler, P.C., we are criminal defense attorneys with the intelligence and experience to win your case.
When Authorities Are Overzealous
In their eagerness to crack down on the prescription drug epidemic, federal law enforcement and prosecutors are sometimes overzealous. They accuse legitimate doctors and health professionals of running pill mills, when in fact their operations are entirely legitimate. They can also foul up investigations, break the rules of search and seizure, and violate the due process rights of those accused.
The attorneys at Conaway & Strickler, P.C. have the know-how to find the flaws in the prosecution’s case, and the intellect to give you the best defense possible as you undergo what is likely to be the most stressful legal situation any medical professional can face. After all, a conviction could mean jail time, fines and the loss of your license to practice.
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To learn more, reach out to our firm. You can call us at 404-816-5000 or contact us online. Initial consultations are always free, enabling us to assess your case and inform you of the likely outcomes before you are obliged to retain us.