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Prescription Drug Crimes

Drug Crimes Lawyer

Prescription Forgery

Defense lawyer for prescription fraud in Georgia

If you are under investigation, or have been arrested, for prescription forgery or prescription fraud you need to hire an experienced drug defense lawyer.

Everyday police make arrests for prescription drug crimes. For the police, they may see a situation where things don't look right. A pharmacist may detect something odd about a prescription and call police. You may be in possession of a controlled substance not in the appropriately labeled medicine bottle, or for which you do not have a prescription.

In any such situations, you could be arrested for a prescription drug crime in Georgia. The State of Georgia hashly prosecutes pharmaceutical drug crimes. Our experience in fighting prescription drug arrests places our law firm at the top of drug defense law firms in Georgia.

Prescription Drug Charge Penalties & Sentences

Per Federal Drug Scheduling and drug laws in Georgia, a prescription drug arrest typically brings a felony charge(s) with fines and prison time.

Unlawful possession of Schedule III, IV or V controlled substance is a felony which is punishable by a 1- to 5-year term in jail or prison. Unlawful sale/distribution of any Schedule I or II Controlled Substance is a felony punishable by a term one to 30 years in prison.

Common Pharmaceuticals Linked to Prescription Forgery

  • Adderol
  • Alpazolam
  • Amitriptyline
  • Demorol
  • Hydrocodone
  • Lorazepam
  • Lorcet
  • Meperidine
  • Norco
  • Opiods
  • OxyCodone
  • OxyContin
  • Oxaydo
  • Percocet
  • Percodan
  • Ritalin
  • Tramadol
  • Trazadone
  • Valium
  • Vicodin
  • Xanax

If you are under investigation for, or have been charged with, prescription forgery or prescription fraud you should call drug crimes defense lawyer Lawrence Zimmerman at 404-351-3000.

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Meth Trafficking

Client charged with trafficking in methamphetamine in Cobb County. After an extensive investigation our office proved to the District Attorney’s Office that our client was not involved in the crime.
The charges were dismissed.

Drug Case Reversed, Property Returned

Client was arrested and it was alleged he was selling fifty pounds of marijuana a week. Cobb County MCS obtained a search warrant and found a treasure trove of drugs. We lost a motion to suppress but asked the GA Court of Appeals to overturn it. We were successful and the Court of Appeals reversed the case. Case was dismissed, and ten firearms, $5000 in cash, a Corvette and a motorcycle was returned to my client.

Marijuana Possession

Client pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana in Turner County, Georgia. Our office was hired to handle the post-conviction matter by filing a habeas corpus petition. We discovered that the Solicitor General filed an improper charging document. Thus, the Superior Court agreed and we overturned the conviction.

–State v. Undisclosed

Cocaine Possession

Client charged with possession of cocaine in Cobb Superior Court. Client had a very long criminal history. The prosecutor asked for our client to serve 5 years in prison as a repeat offender. We successfully argued that our client should be sent to a drug rehab facility. The court agreed with us, and he went drug rehab where he was successful.

Drug Sales

Client was accused by the Marietta Cobb Smyrna task force of selling drugs to three undercover officers on two separate occasions. The case proceeded to trial and a jury returned a not guilty verdict within one hour. After the verdict the jurors demanded that the lead case agent be reprimanded and demoted.